Joan Anderson Booth passed away suddenly on April 26 at the age of 84. She is survived by her loving husband and life-long companion of 59 years, James Edward Booth. He is also survived by her son Jeb (Lisa) Booth, two grandchildren (whom she guided, laughed, adored, and made amazing appetizers with) Cole and Rylee Booth; and many extended family and friends in North Carolina, Colorado, Florida and Alabama; and her loving Tonkinese cat Rama.
A native of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Joan attended Vassar College, Williams College and graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1994, Joan and Jim ultimately settled into their beautiful home in Alexandria, Virginia.
The benefits of Joan’s education were bestowed upon The National Jewish Research Center and Hospital in Denver, where she was an incredible fundraiser for nearly 30 years. Her gift for conversation, curiosity, and connection served her so well that they coerced her to come out of retirement to work for an extra couple of years.
Joan loved to read, travel the world, and entertain. Her travels took her and Jamie on safari in Africa, across the waters in the QEII, to Russia, all of Europe, South America, and so much more. She and Jim traveled to more places than most people dream about. Oh, and the museums! Joan did love her museums! Joan’s social gatherings were just as fun as her travels and filled with delicious Hors-d’oeuvres, fascinating conversations, exciting guests, and much late-night laughter.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The View at Alexandria House in Alexandria, Virginia. A memorial event will be held on Martha’s Vineyard for family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donating to The American Heart Foundation. Please note that your donation is in memory of Joan.
Joan Booth Heart Association at www2.heart.org/site/TR/FunRaiser/ General?px=24016286&pg=personal&fr_id=3930