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Venita K. Booth

February 21, 1914 ~ September 2, 2017 (age 103)
Venita Lee Keown Booth, age 103, passed away September 2, 2017. She was born on February 21, 1914 to Inez Josephine Crowder Keown and Arlie Wilford Keown in Devol, Cotton Co, OK. She was raised in Wichita Falls Arlington, Texas. She graduated from Arlington High School. She graduated from University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in education. She earned her masters at the Texas A & I University in Kingsville, Texas. She married her husband of forty years on April 21, 1946. She and her husband taught school and ran a dairy farm in Breckenridge, Texas. They moved to Corpus Christi in 1960 where she taught foreign languages, mostly French, for twenty years at Ray High School. Venita was a loving sister and aunt. She was devoted to the arts and was active with the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Her Saturdays were her day to stay home and listen to Opera on KEDT. She and Carroll traveled extensively to Europe and Mexico. They spent their summers off from school in Yellowstone National Park for over twenty years. This is where she developed her love of photography.
Venita is preceded in death by her husband: Carroll Norris Booth, mother: Inez Crowder Keown, father: Arlie Wilford Keown, brothers: Dale and Dennis Keown, and her sister: Vivian Keown Foster.
She is survived by her nieces: Elizabeth Foster, Toni Keown McMillon, nephews: Thomas Foster and Charles Keown.
Private family services will be held in Oak Harbor, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: KEDT and any Animal Rescue of your choice.
The family of Venita is very grateful for the ten years of special care given by the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living of Corpus Christi and Angel Bright Hospice for their tender care of Venita and her family.

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