Lorna Booth

Lorna Marie Booth (Barr)

Sunday, August 6th, 1939 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Lifelong Alamosa resident Lorna Marie Booth, 80, passed away Thursday April 9, 2020 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado with loved ones by her side, following her daughter, Darlene Datkuliak’s passing, just two weeks previous.

Lorna was born August 6, 1939 in Alamosa, Colorado to Harold “Moon” Barr and Marie Johnson Barr. Lorna married her husband of 64 years, Jesse Booth, on June 1, 1955 in Taos, New Mexico. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints they were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles, California temple.

As a devoted educator, Lorna taught at the elementary level for 32 years. Her love for teaching was planted at a young age when her teacher at East Side Elementary in Alamosa, Agnes Langston, required assistance during her absence. She called upon Lorna, an exceptional and trust-worthy student, to teach her own peers. That experience molded the path she would take when choosing a career in education. Lorna graduated valedictorian from Mosca High School. She then received her teaching degree, and later a master’s degree, from Adams State College. She took great pride in seeing what avenues her students took in life as she followed them throughout the many years. Everywhere she went she knew someone she had impacted and if she couldn’t recognize a changing face, she never forgot a name.

It was well known that Lorna was an avid sports fan. From high school sports to college and professional to watching her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She never missed an opportunity to cheer on an individual or team she loved. Alamosa school district honored her as fan of the decade in appreciation for her loyalty to the school and its students. With an almost photographic memory, she could tell you stats and plays made from games occurring years in the past.

Above her tremendous love for teaching and sports, her fondest memories were made while with family and dear friends.

Lorna is survived by her husband, Jesse; her son Bob (Terri) Booth of Alamosa; her son-in-law Gary Datkuliak of Parker; her grandchildren: Laura (Tim) Gifford of Lewiston, Idaho, Jesse Hildebrandt of Denver, Elizabeth (Justin) Guhl of Kiowa, Craig (Kaitlin) Booth of Pueblo, Jerree (Mitch) Canty of Sanford, and Katy Datkuliak of Parker; her great-grandchildren: Noah, Madi, Emma, Owen, Baylon, Daxton, Knoxley, Blakeley and another great-granddaughter in June; her sisters and brother: Donna Parnaby, Nancy Moore and Robert “Bobby” (Diana) Barr; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter.

A private Graveside Service will be held at the Sanford Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her parents.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave words of comfort, memories, remarks and condolences for Lorna’s family, please visit
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    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 11:00am
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Sandy Payne Barney

Posted at 03:58pm
I couldn't possibly say enough for the person Lorna was. She had such a kind, sweet disposition. I knew her since I was very young. Lorna was my fifth grade teacher in Evans. I sometimes felt like she favored me because of my challenges in life. She tried to always help me as much as she could. Lorna was an inspiration in my life that I could do anything I wanted to that was right. She was also a spiritual inspiration. She had a deep abiding love for the Lord and His Church. As well as a desire to serve Him in any capacity He felt she could. I will Miss her very much. I know there was many people's lives that were touched by Lorna. Love You Lorna We will all miss you very much.

Wanda Sanchez (Dunne)

Posted at 03:12pm
To Mrs Booth's family, I'm so sorry about your lost. I will always remember her. Through out my life I would occasionally see her at the stores and say hi. She was a friend and teacher I will never forget. She was my 3 or 4th? teacher when my family moved to Alamosa back in the 90s. She was a great teacher and she will always have a special place in my heart. For some reason I always remembered her so she must had been a very special woman. Again I am so sorry for your lost. My condolences to all her family and friends

Laina Black

Posted at 12:08pm
My condolences to the entire Booth family. It is hard to let someone go, someone who gave you so much to remember and nearly every wonderful memory is bound to them in one way or another. Mrs booth was a very special lady and I'm sure these memories will sustain you through this most difficult time. Please know that you do not mourn alone. We all share your loss. Sincerely Laina Eagan Black

Tony bobicki

Posted at 10:34am
My condolences to the family. She was my favorite teacher in Evans. She is the reason that got me inspired in history. She was always at my basketball games throughout my career at Alamosa. She always had a smile that would light up anything. She will always be in my heart. To the family..sorry for your loss but know she is in a better place..God Speed to all of you. With love, Tony and Debbie Bobicki

Denise Segura

Posted at 10:36pm
KFC Will Truly Miss You So Much... Our prayers go out to the family.

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