Mary Brooks Booth ’81

Mary Brooks Booth ’81, 52, of Durham, N.C., died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 30. Booth was born in Durham. In 1977 she was an AFS exchange student in Paris, France, returning to attend Davidson, where she graduated in 1981 with honors. For 18 years, she was employed with Whole Foods Market, the last nine years at the headquarters in Austin, Tex., as a business systems analyst. For the past four years, Booth fought a bold and selfless battle with cancer. Her humor and positive attitude were an inspiration to many and helped to sustain her through the many challenges over the course of her illness. She is survived by her parents, E. Spurgeon Booth, Jr., and Mary S. “Brooks” Booth, 416 Monticello Ave., Durham, NC 27707; sister, Carol J. Booth; brothers, Ernest S. “Tripp” Booth III and David D. Booth (Anna); nephews, Brad, Grant, George, and Sam; an uncle, aunts, and several cousins; a devoted caretaker, Rosemary; and many loving friends.