Robert Charles Booth

Robert Booth passed from this life through the veil to join his Heavenly Father on Monday, February 3, 2020 in St. George, Utah. He peacefully passed in his sleep from Respiratory Failure after unsuccessfully fighting Pulmonary Fibrosis for several months.

Robert was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend. Born May 30, 1944 in Oakland, California to Cyril Booth and Helen Margaret Bennett Booth. He married his high school sweetheart Elaine Lee Chapman on July 9, 1965, in San Leandro, California. After joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1969, they were sealed in the Oakland California Temple on April 20, 1971.

He loved computers, traveling and adventures – including 2 years in the Peace Corp from 1967 to 1969 in Brazil with his wife, following his graduation from the University of California Berkeley, California. He loved to learn, and completed two Master’s Degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and traveled to and lived in may locations, until settling in Salt Lake City, Utah for 20 years. He then moved to St. George, Utah for another 20 years.With a love of family history, he and his wife served a mission as Directors and missionaries at the Utah St. George Family History Center from 2008 to 2013.

Survived by his wife of 55 years, Elain Booth; children Kenneth, Shauna, Thomas and Heather; 18 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and their families; and his mother-in-law Lois Chapman. He was predeceased by his father and mother, his brother James M. Booth, an uncle Leonard Booth, and an Aunt Mildred Bennett Siefert.

Robert felt he lived a happy and fulfilled life. Dedicated to his faith, he was prepared to move on to a Heavenly Residence.

Arrangements are under the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, UT (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign his online guestbook at



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8 Responses

  1. So sorry to read about Bob’s passing. He was so helpful and willing to give us advice and guidance with our computer issues over the years. Also appreciated his expertise in family research. Our condolences and love to you Elaine. Kathy and John Frey (Fruit Heights)

  2. We so enjoyed our time with you in the St. George Family HIstory Center. Bob was always amazing…so knowledgeable on many levels. Its always sad for those left behind….even knowing we will meet again one day. Love you Elaine. Shari Cannon

  3. Bob, you were a great friend and neighbor, always smiling and willing to lend a hand. You will be missed in our ward. You were always there to make things so special and turn out great. We will miss you. We will miss Elaine and Lois when they move away. We’ll miss your smile and great attitude. Hope to see you again some day.

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss – We certainly enjoyed working with both of you at the St George Family Search Library. We send our love and best wishes and may your family be blessed until you are reunited in the Heavens.

  5. I started my own family history mission right in the middle of Bro. Booth’s Commission to serve as the Coordinator for St.George Family History Center, when it was in the lovely old Browning House. Brother Booth was always so pleasant to talk to and very precise with his administration of doing the LORD’S work there in that building. All the missionaries and regular patrons were all so close knit.- It was a wonderful time to share with all those people. We’ll all miss Brother Bob Booth. It was such a blessing to work with him and his wife. Farewell Brother, Well done.

  6. Dearest Elaine,
    I was so surprised to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember working with both of you at the St. George Family History Center and all the research you and Bob did for me in starting my genealogy. I know Bob will be fulfilling his passion in Heaven and the Lord will have him
    helping those with their work. I know when we were all up there bob will still be helping us.
    My sincerest blessings and love for you and your family.
    Sandie Nagy

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