Craig Lang Booth
06/05/2021

Craig Lang Booth, 77, passed away on the 5th of June 2021. Craig was born February 22, 1944, in St. George to Fred and Marie Lang Booth. He married Maureen Haslam on August 5, 1967, in the St. George LDS Temple.

Doctor Booth’s roots run deep in the red sands of Dixie. He started at West Elementary and helped plant the trees that are still part of the city courthouse. Craig was extremely popular with the other kids because he had a television that the kids could watch during lunch. He was the police chief at Woodward Junior High School where he rescued his future wife from the clutches of a would-be suitor. He attended Dixie High School, was on the basketball and football teams where he lost a classmate, Wendell Hafen, on the football field. He and Coach Walt Brooks tried their best to resuscitate him with no success. He then attended Dixie Junior College where he was on the honor roll every quarter and ran for student body president and lost by one vote. He then served in the North Central States Mission, serving from Winnipeg, Canada, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and held many leadership positions.

After returning home he courted Maureen and asked her to marry him on the steps of the Fine Arts Building before she participated in the D-Day royalty. After 3 years at Dixie, and a week after they got married, he started medical school at the University of Utah. He was the medical student body president where he acquired the nickname “Stokley”. After medical school, he did his internship at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California. Before finishing his surgical residency, he was contacted by Dr’s Fawson and Staheli to join them in St. George in general medicine.

Starting his practice in St. George, he was immediately busy and has delivered every person we ever met at Paula’s Restaurant, or Chuck-a-Rama, including almost all of you, reading this. He became Utah Doctor of the Year in 1994 and was awarded by Governor Michael Leavitt. He was President of the Utah State Medical Association from 1987 to 1989 and was always active in state medical politics. He practiced medicine full time until he became the medical director for Dixie Regional Medical Center. He helped design and implement the new St. George Regional Medical Center before leaving for an LDS Mission as Mission President of the Arizona Phoenix mission from 2002 to 2005.

After returning from this mission, he continued to work for Intermountain Healthcare in the rehab center on the top floor of the old hospital. He then moved to the wound clinic where he made a significant impact on the lives of so many that he enjoyed getting to know over the days and weeks he worked with them. He retired in 2016 at the age of 72 but took his expertise to the Doctor’s Free Clinic and Booth Wellness Center located at Dixie State. He was a founding member of the St. George Exchange Club and was on the St. George water and power board for many years. One of his proudest contributions to the community is the flagpole on the Red Hill.

In his church callings he was a talented Gospel Doctrine Teacher, was a bishop twice at Dixie State, a counselor in his home ward and home stake became a very well-loved Mission President, and later served as a temple worker in the St. George, Utah Temple for 3 years.

Craig enjoyed flying his airplane for many years, hiking in the Subway where he single-handedly caused the overcrowding leading to the requirement of a permit to make the hike, four wheeling while holding a Diet Coke in one hand and checking Facebook in his other, riding in ambulances because he couldn’t stay on his bike and a helmet was of no use, spent over 40 years in Pine Valley and cumulatively 5 years in Lake Powell. Craig and Maureen traveled all over the world together, and with friends, and many foreigners were introduced to the Doc Booth version of “Free at Last”. He was in attendance at any sporting event he could find and was named the State of Utah Fan of the Year several years ago.

Craig is survived by his wife, Maureen, of 53 years, the first 50 being the hardest. His five children, Berkeley Craig (Amy Cutler), Derek Craig (Amy Savage), Corbin Craig (Amy Larson), Brittany “Craig” (Mike Fonnesbeck), and Kevin Craig (Kelley Aas [not Amy]), and 15 grandchildren. Marvel Lynne, sister (Kyle Pace) of Parowan, Utah; Kelly Booth, brother (Maryanne Cooley) of Moapa, Nevada; Arlene Booth, sister-in-law of Pine Valley, Utah; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dorrel and Lloyd, sister-in-law Nesa Booth, and granddaughter Virginia Marie.

Funeral services will be on Friday, June 11th at the St. George Stake Center (500 N. and Bluff) at 11:00 a.m., with overflow at the Red Hills Chapel. Visitations will be Thursday, June 10th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary and Friday, June 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will take place at the St. George Cemetery. The Booth family invites everyone to line the streets of Tabernacle from 300 West to the cemetery to pay their last respects as the procession passes by.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic of St. George (1036 E. Riverside Dr., St. George. www.doctorsvolunteerclinic.org).

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 84770, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Craig’s guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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Services

Visitation

4:00 – 9:00 pm
06/10/2021

Second Visitation

9:00 – 10:30 am
06/11/2021

Services

11:00 am
06/11/2021

Address

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (St. George Stake Center)
500 N Bluff Street, St. George, UT

Cemetery

12:00 noon
06/11/2021
St George City Cemetery
650 E Tabernacle St, St. George, UT

Guest Book

93 Responses

  1. Dr. Booth was a fine family MD & helped put the medical services of SG on the national map. He delivered 3 of our 5 kids, & treated our family w/compassion & expertise for many years. We enjoyed seeing him @ local high school sporting events when his son Derek played for Dixie HS against our oldest son Travis, who played FB & hoops for rival Pine View HS. Craig was always interested in what our kids were doing w/their lives as they grew up & moved from SG. His passing leaves a real void in medical advocacy locally. We trust Msurern & the extended Booth family will take solace in all Dr. Booth accomplished & the myriad of lives he positively touched medically & personally. Our family was the recipient of top rate medical care from Dr. Booth & for that, we will always be grateful. We hope Crsig is enjoying the heavenly reunion w/his parents & brothers Dorrell & Lloyd, who preceded him in passing. We’ll miss his witty personality & love of Utah’s Dixie-his home pride & joy.

    1. Maureen we hope your planter from us makes you happy. Were so sorry about Craig, if you need anything call. Uncle Denny

  2. Dear Booth Family,
    It is with the saddest heart that I am writing this. In 1979 I made an appointment with Dr. Booth for the first time because I was expecting a baby. The first time that I met him I made a life long friend. I was so lucky to have known this man he was one of my favorite people. I would see him every year at the cornfest and if we weren’t up wandering around, he would call us and tell us to get up there. We are going to miss that every year now. He was and is a very special person in our lives and I will never forget him, he always would tell me after a huge hug good-bye at the corn fest to keep smiling. He will always hold a special place in my heart, we truly loved him. He is going to be missed so much. Heaven only has the Best and he for sure fit that mold, he was the Best of the Best. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, may you feel of our loving saviors arms around you all.
    All our love,
    Cletus and Karen Adams
    Enterprise, Utah

  3. What a legacy this man has left! He was an amazing doctor with a heart of gold. Many days he was here late into the evening, check on, visiting with and caring for his patients. I had the opportunity to attend many deliveries with this great man, I am honored and so very sad that he is gone! To his family and dear wife-Maureen; you are in our hearts and prayers. He will surely be missed. Gone but not forgotten!!

  4. As a new physician and family in St George over 30 years ago we were warmly welcomed by Dr. Booth. A fine physician and man, he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, associates and community.

  5. DrBooth was our family doctor from the time we moved to Utah(1974) until he retired and then some. When Bob was fighting his last battle we were at another specialist-running late- when we got a call from Craig ( wound clinic) saying hey where are you? Bob explained we were just finishing up at the doctors and would be right there. Not many doctors today would tract down a late patient to make sure they got cared for. He deliver my first grandkids and continued until he retired , he’d breeze into Enterprise on his bike and always had a story to tell- like getting chased in Hamlin Valley. Will miss his smile and hugs. Maureen we need to start painting again. Cherish the memories of Craig and you. Prayers for you and your family of peace and faith.

  6. Dr Booth was my Dr when I was 5 until he retired and turned me over to Dr Rogers. So 20 t plus years. And Ive managed to stay in touch with him all these years. What a great guy, Dr. Friend.. You will be missed so much by this community. If only we could of saved you like you did so many of us..my heart goes out to his family. May you all find the comfort you need during this .prayers to all.love the Mickelsen family…

  7. Dr Booth was a wonderful person and physician–enjoyed his positive outlook and humor toward everyday life. Quick with a smile and a kind word whenever you crossed paths with him in public or @ DRMC. Always felt I was a better person from interacting with him, even for brief monuments in passing. Will miss seeing him at DHS games and events; his example of how to treat everyone with kindness and understand will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
    Warm regards to his family
    The Chet Loveland Family
    New Harmony, Utah

  8. I had the pleasure of having Dr Booth as my mission president in Arizona from 2003-2005. His strength, charisma and knowledge blew my mind away unbeknownst to me as I would later find out, his love was even greater. I don’t recall learning about being a good missionary but I do recall learning to be a good man and an example to others. Most importantly, he taught me to strive for the good things in life and seek education above all else. His desire and hunger for services to others will forever leave an indelible mark on my soul. Dr. Booth, unlike any doctor healed my troubled soul, cured me while saving my life. My children and grand children will know his name is and the legacy he leaves behind, not just in St. George, but the world.

    To Dear Sis. Booth,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. I love you and wish you peace and comfort during this time. Thank you for your love for him and support, you are amazing and a pillar.

    With great love,

    Elder Espinal

  9. To the Booth family. As I write this just picture us hugging you. Doc and Maureen always greeted us with a great big smile. We went to many DSU activities and banquets and they were always willing supporters of all the Alumni did. We will miss you doc and your fun sense of humor. Maureen and family our deepest sympathy 🙏😢💔 love Russ Feller family.

  10. President Booth was the best! He was just what I needed in a Mission President. He was prankster lol. So one p-day my companion and I made him a pie. But made a second one and threw it in his face! lol We had Sister Booth’s permission and she made sure he would be in his scrubs… it was the best and he was a great sport. Thank you so much President Booth for instilling a true love for the gospel ❤. I’m so sorry for your loss and will forever be grateful for President and Sister Booth’s service ❤

  11. Dr Booth was my family doctor for many years he was so caring to our family! He touched so many lives for the better you can’t even count. Best doctor I ever had and I’ve had a lot. I can’t attend his funeral only virtually but I will be there in spirit! My prayers are with the Booth family.

  12. Dr Booth made a major impact on our life’s. He was there for us in 1983 at the birth of our first child too delivering our triplets in 1985.
    Although he was not the doctor who delivered our fifth child, he still was a big part of our lives.
    We will always love and respect the man who brought us through so much.
    Roger & Janel Meacham

  13. We are proud to be living now in Fred and Marie’s Booth home here in St George. He wanted to see how we remodeled it. We showed him through. And he was a little sad it didn’t look like his parents old home anymore.
    I was out weeding one day , at the back of the property and discovered his name snd date craved in the cement . Any of his kids and grandkids are welcome to come get a picture taken with it!
    He was one of a kind. I hurt for his family. Thank goodness for the sealing power . His memory will live on and on. Out heartfelt condolences. Dale and Becky Johnson

  14. Dr Craig Booth was a fine man and a friend to all of us.. He delivered my 2 sons and he came to see me at the hospital when my 1st son was coming too soon and even on his day off, came to make sure that I was ok.. I will always love Dr. Booth.. He was such a fun guy.. always smiling and making jokes.. Heaven gained an angel and a great man.. I will miss seeing him around.. God Bless the families of this great man.. Prayers sent to all…

  15. Dr Booth was our family doctor when we moved to St George from Cedar City in 1973 He delivered our last two boys in 1977 and 1978. How do you know Dr Booth and not have him as a special friend to the whole family. He always followed up treatment with a phone call to you to see how your doing. I can’t even tell you how many time he treated one of our 4 active boys and one daughter. As the years past we would see him in Pine Valley We had a house about a couple of blocks apart and we would stop on the road and visit and he always asked about the kids We would see him at church in Pine Valley and he made it a point to check how we were doing. That’s just the kind person he is. My family was saddened by the loss he must be to Maureen and his family. He will be missed by our family and all his friends in Pine Valley and St George. He is such a accomplished Doctor and Person in his community. May Gods blessing of comfort fall on his wife Maureen and his whole family. We will miss seeing his great smile and his wave along our paths in life. Our Prayers are with the family Eddie and Sandra Torres

  16. Dr Booth was our family doctor when we moved to St George from Cedar City in 1973 He delivered our last two boys in 1977 and 1978. How do you know Dr Booth and not have him as a special friend to the whole family. He always followed up treatment with a phone call to you to see how your doing. I can’t even tell you how many time he treated one of our 4 active boys and one daughter. As the years past we would see him in Pine Valley We had a house about a couple of blocks apart and we would stop on the road and visit and he always asked about the kids We would see him at church in Pine Valley and he made it a point to check how we were doing. That’s just the kind person he is. My family was saddened by the loss he must be to Maureen and his family. He will be missed by our family and all his friends in Pine Valley and St George. He is such a accomplished Doctor and Person in his community. May Gods blessing of comfort fall on his wife Maureen and his whole family. We will miss seeing his great smile and his wave along our paths in life. Our Prayers are with the family

  17. Dear Maureen and family, I was so sad to hear the news. May God bless you at this difficult time. We all loved and respected him and how dedicated he was to his profession. My Prayers are with you.

  18. “Larger than life” is a great descriptor of Craig. He truly made a difference for good in the world. I will so miss our banter and his incredible wit. And most of all, his genuine friendship.

  19. He was my mission president. One of the most influential people in my life. I think about he and his wife, and their words, every day since my mission. Thank you both for those years of your lives you devoted to us missionaries.

  20. Entire Booth Family, with love and gratitude, we thank you for sharing this busy man with the world. His midnight Zion hikes sold us on this beautiful desert country. Along with Dr, Staheli, these gentlemen prescribed hiking and exploring; the gifts of these activities saved many who didn’t know if they would make it after living at Fishlake. Our love and memories will live forever as mourning turns to peace. Be abundantly comforted by the spirit, we pray. Bruce and Marcia Shaheen & Children

  21. I actually never met Brother Booth, but feel I know him very well through the stories my son, Trevor Hedgepeth (one of his missionaries in Arizona) has told me many time. In every letter he would write while the Booths were in Arizona, there was always some sweet or interesting regarding them. I so appreciate the time he spent with my son to make him who he today. May the Lord bless your family knowing what a profound impact he had on others.

  22. Loved by everyone that met him! Dr Booth was one of a kind and made St G a better place! A legend, an example of goodness, humor and of truly living life! Til we meet again

  23. Dr. booth was my family doctor when I first met him in 1974. He delivered my five children are born C-section. My oldest daughter at the time her mother was in labor for her, I had torn my muscles in my back and was in a lot of pain at the same time, I’ll never forget how he had me go lay in a bed and give me some kind of a muscle relaxer and took care of my back at the same time it was delivered my daughter. I was unable to witness the birth of my children because of the C-section until my last daughter was born and he allowed me at that time to witness. I had many occasions that he attended me throughout my life one being in the wound clinic and I’ll never forget him saying I recognize that but, While I was laying down and he was working on my wounds. Of course many times at different sports functions, He was always there and always had a friendly smile and kind words and a joke or two to say. He will be missed

  24. I meant Dr. booth in 1974 at which time he become my family Dr. he delivered my five children. All five were born C-section. My first child at the same time she was in the process of being born, I had torn my muscles in my back and was in a lot of pain and he put me on the bed and gave me some kind of a muscle relaxer and let me know that I wouldn’t be in labor too. I was able to witness my last child being born even though a C-section he allowed me in, Which meant a lot to me at the time. Many years later and quite a few other little situations throughout my life I’ll never forget at the wound clinic him working there I’m face down and my butt exposed he comes in and he says I recognize that butt. He had a lot of humor which took stress off. Also many sports functions he always had a hello or something to say joke or whatever he was and Is a great man.

  25. I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Craig Booth and want to express my heartfelt condolences to his wonderful wife Maureen and his children. Doc Booth was never my doctor but he played a critical role in my development as I moved to St George in 1988. With my parents going through a divorce and me moving across the country the last two years of High School, he was one of several stalwart men that helped keep me on the path and helped build a solid foundation for the rest of my life. Although only there for the last two years of High School, he is one of the main reasons I call St George my hometown. The entire Booth family holds a special place in our hearts as they helped welcome us into the St George 3rd ward. Their acts of kindness and friendship are always to be cherished. My family and I know that this is just a step in the eternal progression, and we hope that the Savior’s choicest blessings and peace are showered upon the Booth family during this separation. Drew and Tami Lopez, Queen Creek, AZ

  26. Dear Maureen and family,
    We pray for the Lord’s tender blessings to be with ali of you in the coming days. We have loved this special man for many years. We both are so glad to be part of the hospital family that existed during the years Ken worked at the hospital. Please know our thoughts and prayers are joined with many others for you and your family. Dr Booth certainly has helped each person in our family at one time or another. I feel bad we will not be there in person to be part of this celebration of his life. We love you and your family.
    Love, Ken and Carrol Richardson

  27. Dear Dr. Booth, I am so grateful to get to know you. You are an exceptional human being and an outstanding doctor. I was so lucky to have you as my doctor. You listened to me, reassured me, gave me the advice I needed and subsided my fears. Your sense of humor made the whole process so much more bearable. You are an amazing person and you will always be our family angel. You will be missed. Ana Ruesch.

  28. Dear Dr. Booth, I am so grateful to get to know you. You are an exceptional human being and an outstanding doctor. I was so lucky to have you as my doctor. You listened to me, reassured me, gave me the advice I needed and subsided my fears. Your sense of humor made the whole process so much more bearable. You are an amazing person and you will always be our family angel. You will be missed. Ana Ruesch.

  29. Every once in awhile, one of the “Great Ones” leaves us and takes with them a piece of our hearts. We know that nothing will be exactly the same again. It’s that way with the passing of Craig. He meant so much to so many people. His brand of love through humor touched us all. When the Anderson family suffered the loss of another Great One, my dad, Art Anderson, Craig spoke at his funeral and helped to heal our hearts. He delivered one of my children and all six of Luwayne’s. What a legacy! Our love goes out to Maureen and the rest of the Booth family.

  30. Dear Maureen and family, My heart aches for you. Craig was such a good man and dedicated companion. I am sending love to you. I am always there for you. May God grant you strength and peace in the days to come. Love, Karen

  31. Dr Booth was a good friend to me and my family. I have known him since grade school he was always a pal of mine.

  32. Sweet Maureen and family,

    I’m so sorry that the time has come for Craig to part from you. It brings up all the feelings and memories for me and losing my Dad. It’s so hard. Losing anyone we love is always further away in our minds when it happens. I’m sending you all light, love and good family vibes from ours!! Let in all the love you get right now and hold it tight. It’s also a beautiful time as I remember, hearing and seeing all the ones who came out to show their love for my family. You all are surrounded by family and friends right now that will be a huge memory later and such a feel good for your hearts at this time. It’s really beautiful how life works in this way. Loss and sadnesss, then big love and connection to make the path of this hard loss a much lighter, connected and oddly beautiful time. You are all blessed with friends and family who feel your loss and we love you. Having a father and for you Maureen, a partner, as wonderful, committed, funny, giving, and one of this sweetest souls in your family brings all the people together to rise up and love another together!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    All my love and anything you need, yell it out! The Andelin’s are some of your biggest fans. Extended family it feels.

    I love you all,

    Vanessa Andelin

  33. To the Booth family
    Trudy and I have to be SLC Thursday and Friday but will attempt to catch the service virtually. As A Dixie native I have known Craig a lot longer than Am willing to acknowledge At one time we. Shared a airplane Trudy worked with him at I HC. We along with everyone else will miss him

  34. Dear Maureen and family,
    So sad about the passing of such a good man. He was always a favorite of the Walt Brooks family.
    May you find peace in our Savior Jesus Christ.
    Love
    Stratford and Nita (Brooks) Murdock.

  35. One of the great ones has left us. Doc was a great man and my friend. My love and respect to his family.

  36. What a great man he was. When I had my kids I wanted him for there doctor but he wasn’t taking any patients at that time. I’ve seen him a time or two in the ER. He was always kind.

  37. Dr. Booth….what a wonderful person! I look back at all the many things he has done and accomplished in his life and realize how blessed we have been.
    Dr. Booth has been more like everyone’s big brother….he has carried all of us through many of our sorrows, fears, worries, sadness, secrets, and known our loves and souls, and taken us through many family’s losses, and has done it all with love for all of us!
    I am sure at times his load has seemed quite heavy but he never let it show….This community has been blessed to have had him!
    Thank you Dr. Booth and thank you to his family who generously shared him with all of us!

  38. Maureen and family, words cannot express how much we love your family especially our life ling Dr. Booth. Always there for us in when it wasnt normal working hours. Always that smile on his face. We are going to miss him so much. Maureen, we love you and will be here for you. You family has done so much for the St. George community and that legacy will carry on the hearts of ANYONE who knows Craig and Maureen Booth. Just gems!!!!

    Love you!

  39. Doc going to miss you as my back door neighbor for many years and my doctor for many years he took me for my first airplane ride to Hurricane and also down to the Grand Canyon. Maureen and family I wish you all the best my prayers are with you.
    Steven Gull

  40. Doc you mention a lot to me. You saved my son by delivering him c-section and then my next 4 children. You delivered my appendix 2 weeks after my 5 th c- section and help Steven give me a blessing before my surgery because it was so late at night. You called me while you were dear hunting to make sure I wasn’t in labor with another child. Thank You Debbie Gull

  41. What an amazing Doctor we have lost. He made you laugh, cry, did anything he could anyone he helped get well. Worked with for many years I saw how much he cared for everyone he came in contact with. He went all the extra miles. May God bless Maureen and all the family. He leaves a big void. He will not be forgotten.

  42. What an amazing Doctor we have lost. He made you laugh, cry, did anything he could anyone he helped get well. Worked with for many years I saw how much he cared for everyone he came in contact with. He went all the extra miles. May God bless Maureen and all the family. He leaves a big void. He will not be forgotten.

  43. Dear Maureen:
    I was so saddened to learn today of Craig’s passing. I’ve know Craig since we faced each other on the basketball court in High School. Talented, with a quick sense of humor, honest and most importantly, genuine in his friendship and concern for everyone. A great friend during medical school and inspiring professional colleague through the years. A model family physician
    who gave so much to the community he loved. We will all miss him. Ann and send our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers will be with you.

  44. Doc Booth was my mission president. I can’t imagine a better or more perfect one than him. He always made you feel like his favorite, and so loved. I have many sweet memories of our time together that I will always cherish. I love to play tennis, and I will never forget him taking me to play tennis on one of my P-days. I thought he was pretty good for an old man. I even told him so. I will hold on to all the wonderful memories that I have of this giant of a man. He will be missed.

  45. We echo all that has been said… Doc Booth delivered our babies, took care of us all for many years, gave me “trouble” all the time and i gave it right back! Loved seeing him around town at sporting events and the art festival etc… He’s loved by sooo many! St George is a better place because of him. I’m so sad to miss the service as we have a family wedding in Idaho but will try to see the live stream. Our heartfelt love and prayers sent to your family and really all who will miss him greatly! Thank You Doc Booth!!!!

  46. Hi family, You may remember me as Janet Cannon Harris.
    I remember typing the letter to release him to come to St George, needed more good doctors. Under Dr Fawson diction.
    He had a great sense of humor. Enjoyed work with him at St George Clinic.
    Teased me jokingly. Great man and doctor.
    My deepest prayers an thoughts are with you. 💜 Janet

  47. Sending Prayers to all the Booth Family for Gods Love to fill your broken hearts with peace and Docs Love to always be with you. I am sure the footprint he leaves on your hearts is huge. Doc Booth always seemed to sit near me and my friends at Dixie High and Dixie College basketball and football games. He would joke around and tease. I laugh at remembering He told me I should date Berkley or Derek when I was in High School. Neither ever asked me out. It was not meant to be. I Love You Doc. Always kind, always fun, always a twinkle in your eye, a smile on your face, a tease or joke on your tongue and compliments to make others feel seen and feel confident. I last joked with you and got a hug September 2019 at our 30 year high school reunion. As per usual you were hanging with us at the Football Ball Game. It was great to see you for one more round of good fun and smiles. You will keep those in Heaven on their toes and a smile on their face. Thank You for being my Friend. “Dixie Strong”

  48. Our deepest sympathy, Maureen and family. Big hugs to each of you. We loved Doc Booth because of the influence he had on Bryce and Glennie over the years, and especially his challenge to Glennie a few years ago which prompted Glennie to reactivate, do extensive ward-level missionary work, find the girl of his dreams, get his endowments, and marry in the temple. We will forever be grateful for the Doc.

  49. What a wonderful doctor and friend Craig Booth was!! Too many wonderful memories of him! My thoughts and prayers go out to his sweet wife Maureen and their children at this very tender time! Thank you for sharing him with all of us!!

  50. Works do not due justice to how much we will miss Craig on our ATV trips. He was always a breath of fresh air to everyone on the ride and everyone loved his stories. Deciding what trip to take next will not be the same without Craig’s input. My parents loved and respected Craig and his opinion and I think he love them. My only wish would to turn back the clock and do it all again.

  51. Doc Booth was my youth leader back in the ’70’s. I was in my teens and he was in his 30’s with young boys. He taught me the art of good-natured teasing. He also taught me what loyalty to the Gospel of Jesus Christ means. Many good memories of boating at Lake Powell and Lake Meade. Later he was my daughter’s bishop at Dixie State University and had a positive impact on her view of the church and religion in general. Thanks, Doc, for all that service to me and my family. And thanks to Maureen, and all his children, who sacrificed time with him so he could serve. Being the son of a doctor too, I know a little about that sacrifice.

  52. I just want to send my thoughts and prayers to Maureen and her family. Craig was a great friend to my late sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Kenneth Beckstrom, and their family. He attended a few of our family functions and we enjoyed his jovial personality and humor. He will be missed by so many people; however, thank goodness for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation because it gives us so much comfort.

  53. There’s always a person who made a huge impact on your life, and Dr Craig Booth was that person for me. I went to him in 1974 for my exam prior to being married, so it just made sense to go back to him when I became pregnant with my first child. I didn’t realize at that time I had found not only a great doctor, but a life long friend. I moved to Vernal, UT when I had my last child, and because he had always been our family doctor I couldn’t even consider finding another doctor I trusted and loved as much as Dr Booth, so I traveled to St George for my appointments and delivery. I was one of his Nevada patients so the only time I saw him was at my appointments, but he became such a dear friend as he cared for my family. When he quit his practice I lost track of him but we always talked fondly of the doctor who delivered all the kids and kept us healthy. My parents moved from Overton to St George and we lost Mom in 2019. We were all at the church preparing for her funeral when one of my sisters walked in and said Dr Booth is in the hall looking for you. I couldn’t believe it, I hadn’t seen him for years, but he said he had read Mom’s obit and knew we would be at her funeral so he came to see how we all were. He asked about all the kids and what they were doing with their lives. This man loved and cared about his patients to the extent of looking them up 35 years later to see how they were doing. He hadn’t changed a bit, a twinkle in his eye, a big grin on his face, and at 75, he had rode to the church on his motorcycle! Although I never had the opportunity to meet his wife and family, he talked lovingly of you and your accomplishments. Thank you for sharing him with others as he healed not only our bodies, but our souls with his kindness, caring, jokes, laughter, & wisdom. My life is definitely better for having known Dr Booth. May you all remember the great memories (because there had to have been so many with him as your husband and father) and may those memories carry you through this very difficult time. Thank you for zooming the services, I will definitely be watching!

  54. Craig, my cousin but everyone thought was my uncle, quite the humorous man. My heart is broken. When my mom passed away he said “Well we are no longer related. My mom is gone and your mom is gone.” I said “you big weirdo”. Then when I got remarried he said ” Sorry I can’t make it to this one, but I will be sure to make it to the next one.” That was our Craig. Always invited me up to the Booth Reunion in Pinevalley. So glad he took such good care of me. Kept me in touch with my dear cousins. Someone else will now have to invite me so I can see you all. I sure love you Maureen. I know you put up with a lot but we are sure glad you did. He was a handful. Just know how much I love you Booth kids. Babysitting you was the best. Maureen, do you remember me falling asleep on the couch and when you and Craig got home you couldn’t wake me up?? Craig got out his stethoscope to see if I was alive. I was so embarrassed. Just know how much I love you all!!!!

  55. Doc Booth was there for us with encouragement and humor as we struggled for seven years to have children. He was there for me with his joking way and assurance every minute through deliveries of our babies when a truck driving husband couldn’t be located. When a newborn baby was struggling he tracked us down calling around town to find out how she was doing. He was always there for us through childhood ailments even on Christmas Day. He continued to be our family doctor and friend long after he left family practice. Over the years he has continued to make us and our children feel special. Seeking us out he would joke about memories we enjoyed together. We were delighted to welcome him and friends to our little part of heaven on Kanarra Mountain. Along with so many others we will miss his knowledge, humor and friendship. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  56. We love you Booth Family!
    I was the first Andelin to be delivered by Craig. I am pretty proud of that. Our family has a long wonderful history with Dr. Booth and his family. My first time in the air was in Craig’s little plane. Felt perfectly safe as always with Dr. Booth. So fun!
    My own kids even had a hay ride from Dr. Booth a couple years ago in Pine Valley.
    So giving and caring. That was his life.
    It was a pleasure to know him.
    My prayers are with you all.

  57. I love the Booth family. My deepest condolences to you all.
    When I was in 7th grade, my mom took me to see our doctor – Dr. Booth – because of some reoccurring heath issues. Dr. Booth ran a lot of tests. He walked into the room I was waiting in (with my mom), and he said, “Okay kiddo, I’m going to need to do a physical exam on you to check some things out.”
    As a 12 year old, I hadn’t had a physical exam of that nature before, and my face reflected my horror when I realized what he meant.
    His response was to pat me on my leg and kindly say, “Well it isn’t the highlight of my day either.”
    Occaisionally I reminded him of this incident, and he’d laugh and laugh and tell me we made it through it together.
    I will miss you Dr. Booth. 💙🥼🩺
    God be with you and your family.

  58. I was blessed to live down the street from this family for 30 years! Craig’s gift to teach gospel doctrine greatly influenced me in my life. His wit and intellect were mesmerizing and his larger-than-life personality was such a joy to be around. I am saddened that such a light and source of love has left us. He strengthened my testimony and does so now, as I know we can see him again. Maureen and family, I know no words can be said to comfort enough during this time of grieving. Waves of feelings, thoughts, doubts, 53 years of great memories, regrets, etc. will crash into you for the rest of your life. May you find peace in your redeemer, who will be with you through the storm.

  59. The fabulous and loving Booth family,

    Craig was the first person I met besides my parents, given that he delivered me! I’ve always loved your family so much and the support you’ve shown my mother over the years after my dad passed. I’ll always be grateful for the roll you’ve played in not only her life, but my entire family and this community. Craig was always a delight with such a huge smile and caring nature each time I’d seen him growing up. My thoughts are with you all during this challenging time.

  60. Craig has been a good friend, neighbor and chaperone. He delivered all our Grandchildren and has been an excellent Family Doctor. We have loved him dearly and will be missed. Our love to you Maureen and Family.

  61. Craig was a friend and colleague. I can remember moving to St George in 1995 and being a newbie to the area, our executive team took a road trip to Page and surrounding areas. He told us stories of the area while riding in our 15 passenger van, I learned so much about the area. I loved our association at the hospital and quickly realized that Craig loved his patients, the hospital, the community and most of all his family. Craig, I will always remember you with great fondness….May the angels wrap their loving arms around you…I will miss you my friend 💕🙏

  62. A friend with a sense of humor and an example to all. Your year in and year out service to us the people of Washington County will always be remembered and appreciated. You are a Man for all seasons and for so many different individuals. You have many gold bricks in your home in heaven and you are a Saint in our opinion!

  63. Dr. Booth was the first doctor I had ever worked with after getting my medical assisting license, he was the perfect example of what a good doctor should be. He taught me how to care not only for the patients but for their families, he has made me a better medical assistant throughout the time that I have known him. He was and always will be what I strive to be as a human being. He was kind, caring, charismatic, and such a light to work with. I will always remember the times I had with him during procedures, exams, and run of the mill health appointments. I know I will carry his spirit throughout my entire career in healthcare. I will always strive to make him proud.

  64. Dr booth had quite the sense of humor the second time he saw me he asked me if I was telestial or trestrial that day hahaha I then replied nope just feeling celestial and he gave me the biggest grin and a handshake I knew he was surly feeling witty and hoped I took a good joke. His jokes and smiles will be most definitely missed

  65. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. The wait at the visitation was too long for me (Becky) to wait as I had a prior commitment. That shows how much Craig & our wonderful Dixie community love Craig & all your family. May you feel the peace & love he would want for you. We know Craig is wrapped the love of many family & friends gone before him. Our Savior loves him and you & what a blessing to know the eternal perspective of life and family

  66. I knew Craig since he was a child in St. George. When I was at Dixie College I gave him a few piano lessons. He was about 10 years younger than me. He loved sports so much, he would come with his piano book rolled up his back pocket, as he usually came from a ball game. Over the years we joked about it as the book wouldn’t stay on the piano, but curled up.
    My late husband Wayne often sat near him at ballgames. During the years my children were born
    We lived in Sandy, but moved to St. George in 1981, and he did one operation on me. We always loved him, and you Maureen, so much. I’ll be watching the funeral from West Bountiful where I live with my son and his wife. Love and prayers for you and your whole family.
    Paralee (Pal) Miles Eckman

  67. I first met Dr. Booth when I was thirteen years old. I broke my leg, and he was the doctor on call. He was so kind. He even called that night to check on me, and met us at the hospital late to cut the cast when my leg had swelled. He became my primary care physician after that, right up until he retired. He delivered most of our children, and didn’t even charge us for well-baby checks with our first child, because my husband was in school at the time. He always made me feel special, and he loved, encouraged and supported me and our family. He always stopped to give me a hug and ask how we were doing. Doctor Booth will be missed greatly by many of us, and my heart goes out to Maureen and their family.

  68. What a wonderful man! Doc Booth always had a way of making you feel like you are the most important person in his life! He treated everyone with the utmost professional curtosy (in his joking way), and was an awesome man. I think its safe to say, that we all in this wonderful community share with the family your great loss. He is and always will be remebered as a pillar to this community. God speed Doc. We love you!

  69. Amazing human being, when i was 12 years old in 1960’s, he took the time to play basketball with this skinny young Navajo kid on the old basketball court across his house. That was a quality time that uplifted me, then one fine day, I run into him while he was a Mission President in Arizona, I live in Norther Arizona, what a coincidence. I went to high school with his younger brother Kelly. Great family. Need more doctors like him. Our thoughts and prayers to the Booth family.

  70. fromOwen Bundy
    Craig will be sorely missed. We all have to leave this life one way or another, Thankful for the gospel that helps us know the best way to live.. Enjoyed Craig so much. Love to all the family…

  71. Dr. Booth,
    Go Dixie!!! We will miss you at all the games and how you supported Dixie High and the students that have walked and will continue to walk the hollowed halls. Life is to short, It is all about making memories. You have made so many and have been apart of mine and my families!!! Thank you Dr. Booth and Maureen for all your support. The Dixie High Family loves you for your generosity. May our loving Savior keep you wrapped in his arms forever. Until we meet again.
    Michael B. Bair
    GO FLYERS!!!

  72. We are sending our love and prayers to the Booth family. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of President Booth. He and Sister Booth were fabulous in their calling as mission President to our son Elder James Curr in the Phoenix AZ mission. We loved them for their service and kindness. May you feel peace and comfort at this difficult time and find solace in your memories.
    Love and Hugs
    Brian and Donna Curr
    Chester ID

  73. Our family LOVES Dr. Booth He was one of the greatest men to live on this earth. He has done SO much for our family. He always had time to visit us, whenever we happened to meet him. He was a great support to our family when my husband passed away. Thanks for sharing this amazing man with so many people! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  74. Dear Maureen,

    I was heartbroken to read of Craig’s passing. Your friendship is something I will always treasure.
    May your memories always sustain you.

    Kindest regards,

  75. There aren’t words to adequately express the heartfelt condolences to the Booth family. Your family is and has been a pillar of strength to your neighborhood, our community and far beyond this Dixieland. Doc has been such a huge influence on the lives of our entire family and this community. He has supported countless community events, athletes and gave much of his life to serving his fellowman. No one will ever know how much time and resources he donated to help out those in need. Heaven has gained a hero to many, a dear friend to those in need and a faithful servant to the Savior. May the Lords comfort and choicest blessing be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  76. Maureen and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Craig was such a great guy! Craig was one year older than I am. I grew up here in St. George and remember Craig well. Dennis has known him since he came down to Dixie College where we met. We lived in Northern Utah after we married, and raised our family there, but live in St. George now. We would run into Craig on several occasions. We enjoyed listening to him as the MC at the Dixie College Alumni Assemblies, or seeing him at the Alumni Banquet. We enjoyed the funeral today. Your Kids all did a great job. Craig will be missed by so many! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Dennis and Marilee Udy

  77. Maureen and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Craig was such a great guy! Craig was one year older than I am. I grew up here in St. George and remember Craig well. Dennis has known him since he came down to Dixie College where we met. We lived in Northern Utah after we married, and raised our family there, but live in St. George now. We would run into Craig on several occasions. We enjoyed listening to him as the MC at the Dixie College Alumni Assemblies, or seeing him at the Alumni Banquet. He had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed the funeral today. Your Kids all did a great job. Craig will be missed by so many! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Dennis and Marilee Udy

  78. My prayers and thoughts are with the Booth family. Dr. Booth was my doctor until he retired his family practice. I also felt he was a good family friend. My parents did not do much with doctors, but when our family reached out to Dr. Booth, he would help us with them. He always made it a point to say hi to me when he saw me. What a great Christian human he was.

  79. I was shocked to hear about what happened for days now I just keep saying I can’t believe that I will never see Craig Booth again. I truly love this man. You all know Craig is a prankster which is how we met Craig after we first moved here over 30 years ago. On the yard of our home that we had just purchased Craig put a sign on the yard saying Californians go home don’t buy this house. At first we did not know what to expect from the people in this town but once we met Craig and Maureen we just fell in love with both of them. I love love love Craig humor. From one smart ass to another I will miss you. Your family did you proud at your funeral service. It was heartwarming and so you in so many ways…. Debra Rosales

  80. When we first came to St. George, Craig was a immediately a good friend and offered assistance in many ways. He was our daughter’s pediatrician for several months before he finally said she needed a real pediatrician. He was bold enough to tell you what he thought you needed to hear. Although he was medical director, he boldly confronted IHC when he thought their position needed adjusting. He was a lot of fun to be around. His quick wit and reservoir of applicable stories were an asset in sharing an idea and stimulating thought. He transported me in his plane on a number of occasions for medical and personal reasons. I soon learned that if it was windy, I didn’t want to fly with him over Zions National Park. If he thought he could improve the aerial view of the Subway he made sharp 360 degree turns just to see it a little better. He was lucky I didn’t mess up the interior of his plane. It was close. He was a friend to all of the X-ray techs and they all had great personal stories of their interactions. He frequently had a different perspective and it was worthwhile to seek out his advice for difficult situations when he had an opinion. I began this expression speaking of his friendship and I’ll close on that note. He was a good friend and a compassionate human being. We will miss him dearly. We express our heartfelt sympathy to Maureen and his family.

  81. We loved him and appreciated the care and respect he gave our family. He was never too busy to check on your status. Heaven is gaining a stalwart man of God and all he served so diligently here on earth. We loved his great sense of humor and loving smile. May your family and you Maureen be blessed and comforted here. You know he is up there cheering for you.
    Neil And Karen Roberts and family

  82. Maureen, I am so sad to hear of the passing of your friend and husband. Craig has had a special place in my heart along with you. He will be missed by all. I saw you two leave the movie threatre the last movie they played before shutting down for covid, I tried to catch up to say hello. You two were in a hurry. Bless you as you go forward, you ate an amazing woman. Love Shana Hall

  83. We have known and respected Craig for 50 years. We have great respect for him as a leader, physician, and friend. He is never at a loss for words or opinions and has always stood up for what is right, just, and fair. He is one of the most charitable persons we know. He has helped shape and influence our medical community in Washington County. Our lives are better for our association with him. He will be greatly missed!

    Maureen, our hearts go out to you and your family.

  84. Maureen,
    Pres Booth was the best Mission President ever! We would have gone on another mission but only if you and Dr Booth would be our mission Presidency …. we love you and our hearts and prayers are full of love for you and your family. We love you, Jan & Eldon Stark

  85. We miss him very much especially his good humor and the jokes he used to tell! The first day I went to his house, after I cleaned the shower, he asked me that if he bathed if I would scrub his back! I don’t understand English well so I said yes! He started laughing and then he asked the same thing again and then I understood him, my sister and his wife all started laughing! he laughed a lot! we clean his house and we had just washed his bathtub so I imagine he asked if we scrubbed the walls of the bath since he saw that we were scrubbing the bathtub! he had such a genuine personality and we loved going to his loving home! we will miss him very much. We love you Mrs Both😘

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