Donna Louise (Smith) Booth
September 23, 2020
Donna Louise (Smith) Booth, 77, was called home by God to be with him in glory on September 9, 2020. As we mourn the loss of our Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother we would like to thank all our friends and family for your prayers.Donna was born on July 11, 1943 to Glenn and Anna Smith in Denver Colorado. At the age of three her family moved to their ranch in the Eden Valley of Wyoming. Donna graduated from Eden/Farson High School in 1961 and shortly after married the love of her life, Dwain L (Bud) Booth, while he was on leave from the Air Force. They shared 59 years together as husband and wife. Donna and Bud began their married life together in Albany Georgia where their oldest daughter, Shellie, was born. After being honorably discharged from the Airforce in 1963 they relocated to Lander Wyoming where their second daughter, Cheryl, was born. The young family moved from Lander to Shoshoni and then settled in Evanston Wyoming where Donna's youngest daughter, Kerry, was born.Donna was a loving, cheerful, Christian mother and wife who devoted her life to serving others and God. She held many part time jobs as her children were growing (among her favorites were Safeway and Cazin and Houtz) and made fast friends with all her coworkers. She volunteered her time as a community 4-H leader, was a member of the Eastern Star, a Job's Daughter leader, and spent many hours supporting her daughters in school sports and theater. Donna especially loved helping children in Sunday School, as a Teacher's Aid and later as a Bus Driver. She also had a special place in her heart for every one of the dogs and cats that she boarded at her kennels. The family shared many laughs with her about her ability to know everyone by their child or pets as much as by their name. Donna created a huge extended family by gathering everyone to her home for the holidays, if not for a huge meal, then for desserts and games. No one ever spent a holiday alone if they knew her. She loved to hear people's life stories and especially enjoyed those where they overcame obstacles to rise victorious.After 22 years living in Evanston, Donna and Bud moved to Lander Wyoming and built their dream home in the Red Canyon area. Donna worked for Wyoming Employees Federal Credit Union, now Meridian Trust, and then worked as the bookkeeper for the Pioneer Museum Board in Lander. She was a member of the Lander E Free Church and loved her time serving in the nursery. In August of 2018 Bud and Donna chose to move to Roundup Montana to live near their daughter and son-in-law, Jeff and Shellie Blodgett.Donna is survived by her husband Dwain; brother, Gale (Evelyn) Smith; sisters-in-law Clara Smith, Gail (Dave) Bly, and Sharon Goddard; daughters Shellie (Jeff) of Roundup MT, Cheryl Booth of Lander, WY and Kerry Booth of Denver, CO; grand children Chris (Jen) Blodgett of Rapelje, MT, Bruce (Ashley) Blodgett, Vernal, UT, Ty (Shausta) Blodgett, Amidon, ND, Dustin (Hannah) Blodgett, Billings, MT and Amber Blodgett of Wanaka, New Zealand; and her great grandchildren, Dillon, Carlee, Blade, Axel, Tucker, Alex, Taylor, Brooklyn, Shy, Rowan, Weston and Reagan. She is also survived by her dear cousins Judy and Sheila, many nieces and nephews, her friends that she thought of as family and her mini Aussie, Banjo.Donna is preceded in death by her parents, brother Gordon Smith, and brother-in law Rod Goddard and by her dear friends Nadine and Jim Crompton and John Dahlman. We will miss her laugh and generous heart.For the safety of her beloved family and friends during the Covid 19 pandemic, her ashes will be held until family and friends meet for a memorial at a later date.