By HDN staff
BIG SANDY -- Grace M. Booth, 95, a resident of Big Sandy, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at a Havre hospital of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place. Graveside services and interment of ashes will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery in Havre with the Rev. Connie Cranston officiating. A coffee hour will be held at the Big Sandy Senior Citizens Center.
Booth was born March 11, 1904, at Lakota, N.D., to Clay and Elizabeth (Hankins) Smith. She and her family moved from North Dakota when she was six years old. She attended school in Havre.
In 1919, she married Earl D. Booth. The couple resided in Havre until moving to Box Elder in 1932. They operated the Blue Flame Coal Mine. In 1940, they purchased and operated the Booth Store and later the Corner Grocery for over 16 years. He died in 1959. She retired in 1965, and continued to live in Box Elder until moving to Big Sandy in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Earline Haakensen, her parents, sisters, Ethel Kowalczyck and Johanna Hendrickson, and a grandson, David Haakensen.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Belle Hanberg of Box Elder; five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Big Sandy Senior Citizens Center.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.