Ruth Nelson Booker

February 10, 1922 - August 26, 2008
Ruth Nelson Booker

Ruth Marie Nelson Booker passed away on Monday, August 26, 2008 at her home.

She was born in Muskegon, Michigan on February 10, 1922 to Nels and Hildur Nelson. Ruth married William Raymond Booker, Jr. on November 13, 1943. They resided in Michigan, then relocated to Washington, DC in 1962. Ruth worked at Georgetown University and was an avid tennis player, an accomplished soloist and performed in Community Theatre and enjoyed singing throughout her life.

Ruth relocated to Wilmington in 1996 where she was a member of Lutheran Church of Reconciliation. She made many friends and enjoyed the Cape Fear Area.

She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Marie Sherman; her son William R. Booker; a grandson Adam Nelson Effertz; a granddaughter Hillary Marie Horvath and her husband Jacob; two great granddaughters Lila Marie Horvath and Harper Ann Horvath.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, August 30, 2008, at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation. Following the service the family will receive friends at Ruth’s home.

A special thanks to Adult Day Services of Wilmington, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Eris Burks, Rhonda Cooper and Marie Cheshire.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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