Kenneth R. Booth, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Lodi, Calif.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1934, in Abilene, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. Booth Sr.; mother, Betty L. Costa; sister, Geraldine Fisher Fields; and brother, Jerry Shaffer.
He served in the U.S. Navy. His former employers include the Lodi News Sentinel and the Chattanooga Free Press.
He is survived by his brother, Carl Booth Jr. of Kennewick, W. Va.; sisters: Beverly Armijo of Ripon and Edith Rollins of Manteca; brothers: Tom Shaffer of Ochelata, Okla., and Dan Shaffer of Bartlesville, Okla., and Charles Costa of Waldorf, Md.; several nieces and nephews; and his best friends in Cleveland, Gwen Ledford and James Peters.
The memorial service was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lodi, Calif.
Lodi Funeral Home in Lodi, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.