Fay Ilene Booth, 91 of Memphis, Texas passed away on February 25, 2021 in Amarillo, Texas.
Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Church of Christ in Memphis with Tom Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Memphis Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.
Fay was born January 20, 1930 in Rotan, Texas to tenant farmer Hannon Rodgers and his wife Jewel, who were raising eight children at the start of the Great Depression. In 1942, the family moved to Phoenix, Az. It was in Phoenix where Fay met and fell in love with a young man, Alton Hargrove. Married in 1945, this union produced a son Roger and daughter Ilene who were the absolute joy of Fay’s life.
After the marriage ended in 1963, Fay packed up her children and along with her parents, moved to Memphis, Texas in October 1964. She has been a resident ever since. She met and was married to Joe Booth from 1969 to 1995.
Fay worked several jobs in Memphis but is most remembered for her 22 years as the Chief Clerk to the Justice of the Peace for Precincts 1, 2 and 3 in Hall County, retiring in 2004.
Fay loved to work in her yard and kept her little house “picture perfect.” She was awarded “Yard of the Month” on more than one occasion. She purchased the lot on the west side of her home several years ago. She had the old dilapidated house torn down, landscaped the area and built a beautiful white gazebo which gave the lot a “park like” setting.
Fay had an unbelievable capacity to love people. She loved her God, her family, her little community and she loved interacting with all those with whom she had contact. Everyone loved Fay. She took great delight sitting out on her front porch or in the gazebo visiting with anyone who stopped by. She also loved her church family and was a lifelong member of the Memphis Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Ilene Tuey, her parents, seven brothers and three sisters.
Fay is survived by a son Roger Hargrove and wife Puchi of Middleburg, Fla.; a brother Chester Rodgers of Memphis; four grandchildren, Danny Tuey and wife Debbie of Olympia, Wash., Susanne Festa and husband Johnny of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Crystal Taylor and husband Darren of Amarillo and Catherine Wood and husband Christopher of Lakeland, Tenn.; extended family Michelle Tuey Senne, husband Will and their six children of Maricopa, Ariz.; eight great