Earlene Marion Booth

Earlene Marion Booth Hatch Bowen, age 77 of Saint Petersburg, Florida went to sleep in Jesus of Friday April 5, 2024.

She was born on July 21, 1946 I Boston, Massachusetts.  The only child of the late great Earl Irving and Marion Helen (Nebiker) Booth. Earlene was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Charles Bowen on September 13, 2020.

She is survived by her children Helen Lee Converse (Errol) and Douglas Earl Hatch (Sandra), 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She loved and supported her family. Her interests included writing poems and singing. She was a published writer and lover of life.  She was a long-time member of first Saint Petersburg Seventh Day

Adventist Church where she spent time teaching young children and helping with their pathfinder and adventurer programs.

A Celebration of life will be held at the First Saint Petersburg SDA Church on May 4th at 4pm with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall.

On May 6 at 11am she will be joining her parents and husband at Bay Pines National Cemetery, located in Bay Pines, Fl.

In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made to:


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  1. Earlene was a member of the OCHS class of 1964 before her family moved from Orange, Virginia after her junior year. She was a beautiful lively majorette and had starring roles in our school plays. We have been searching for her for years in hopes she would be able to attend our reunions, and many of us were so sad to learn she passed away. She is remembered fondly.

  2. Earlene left my life in the summer of 1963. I know her father was a school principal, and I guess he got a better career offer. I am sorry that Earlene did not spend her senior year with us in OCHS. Earlene was active in the Spottswood Players. She was also an accomplished singer, appearing in several talent shows. And, of course, she was a majorette, which bonded her with Pat Blantz, Bettye Stewart, Holly Forman, Linda Ruffner, and me. Shared experiences make for life-long friendships. I appreciate learning where Earlene’s life took her. I am glad that she had a big family to love, and to love her back. I am glad that she was one of my high school friends. Sharing parades and plays and all the drama of high school did make her a life-long friend, even when I didn’t see her for sixty years. I hope she is happy with a life well-lived.

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