Geraldine Hall Booe, age 96, of Hazen departed this life on Monday, February 10, 2020.
She was a native of Hazen, born January 6, 1924, to Homer Joseph and Ruby Helen Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty two years, LeRoy Q. Booe, Sr., her son, Randy Booe, her parents and three brothers; Charles, Everett, and Lamar; and her son-in-law David Duch. She is survived by her children, Maribeth Alexander (Lynn) of Cabot, Dr. Leroy Booe, Jr. (Karen) of Lonoke and Jeri Ruth Duch of Hazen; seven grandchildren, Candace Tomboli (Randy); Trey McMullen (Jennifer); Jason McMullen, Jeremy Booe (Meagan); Zachary Booe; Amber Thomas (Jason); and Cara Hollingshead (Davie); seventeen great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Lanan Hall Lisko and Vicki Hall Horton, and two nephews, Buddy Hall and Charles Hall.
She lived life simply with God and family at the center. She will be remembered by her family as a loving and caring mother and grandmother. During her husband’s lifetime, an open invitation for Sunday dinner extended to all family members and later changing to Sunday afternoon visits with family.
Following high school graduation, she attended Draughon School of Business in Little Rock for two years. She was an active and faithful member of the Hazen First United Methodist Church where she taught a Sunday School class during her children’s early years, and after served as officer in the Fidelity Sunday School Class, Pearl McCain Circle, and thirty years as secretary of the Hazen First United Mthodist Women. She was an elected member of the Prairie County Board of Education for fifteen years (1975-1990), serving as President for two years. She was also the Hazen High School Superintendent’s Secretary for over twenty years.
The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to: Hazen First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 712, Hazen, Ar. 72064 or a charity of your choice.