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Wanda Faye Booth
  • Passed away on March 07, 2021

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Wanda Faye Booth, 74, of DeLand, FL, passed away peacefully on March 7th, 2021, with her daughters by her side. She was born on January 7, 1947 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

She married Hugh Terry Appleby in December 1963 and they lived in Miami FL until 1972 before relocating to DeLand FL until 1992. They had three children. She later resided in Naples FL with her former husband, Aaron Bullard, and she returned to DeLand in 2019 to be near family. She is survived by her daughters: Cynthia Bogart of Orange City FL, and Karen Riddle of Trussville AL. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Wayne Booth of Peoria, AZ, the father of her children, Hugh Terry Appleby of New Smyrna Beach FL, and her granddaughter, Kira St. Pierre of DeLand FL. Wanda was predeceased by her beautiful daughter, Diana Elaine Appleby, her sister Brenda Booth Vale, and her parents, Ethel Gertrude Barnes and Clarence Jack Booth.

She had a gregarious & fun-loving personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went, and she never met a stranger. Wanda was a loving mother and a homemaker during her children’s formative years. Family and friends were her passion and happiness.
Like her mother before her, Wanda was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for everyone, most especially over the holidays. For many years, she endeavored to create her own family cookbook from recipes she made and those passed on from prior generations of fantastic family cooks.

Her other interests included gardening, sewing, reading, making floral arrangements, and listening to Elvis. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her own mother until her passing in 2002. She was an active member of the community for many years in the Business and Professional Women’s Club of DeLand and Junior Women’s Club of DeLand where she won multiple awards, including the Workhorse of the Year.

All who loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, laughter, and undying love and caring for them. She was a strong and determined woman who will always be treasured. A private family celebration of her life will be held on March 13, 2021 at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach FL.

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  1. Robert Booth says:
    11 May 2021
    To my special loving sister Wanda, We can love completely what we cannot completely understand. I know our favorite times together are when we were fishing together, now we fish together in spirit. Eventually, all things merge into one, and the waters runs through it. The river and the ocean was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. You always loved when I sang to you so I wrote this for you. I miss and LOVE you so much. Happy Mothers day to you and all of our loving family that is safely home.

    I don’t know were your Going.

    I don’t know where you're going but I'll meet you there
    I can't blame you for leaving but it's still not fair
    And when I don't know what to sing
    I'd sing about you

    Now I don't know what to do now that you're not here
    I don't know how to love, don't know how to feel
    But I don't want to believe

    I'll believe in you
    I'll believe in you

    If all I can do
    To keep you here with me
    I'll remember you
    Won't you remember me

    If all I can do
    To keep you here with me
    I'll remember you
    Won't you remember me

    And when I don't know what to think
    I'll think about you.

    Your Loving brother

  2. Wendi says:
    23 Mar 2021
    Wanda, thank you so much for being my Aunts favorite roommate ever. She was happiest when she was with you. You brought joy to her and her family. We are forever grateful. Rest In Peace. Wendi

  3. Laura Rowles Peyton lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 19, 2021 at 3:43:50 AM

  4. Laura Rowles Peyton says:
    19 Mar 2021
    Wanda was one of my Mother’s best friend for 35 years. I have many, many fond memories of her woven into my childhood.She was always laughing, smiling and cutting up! She & my Mother were as close as sisters. Thinking of you Karen & Cindee. I hope our Mom’s have reunited & are catching up! ❤️

  5. Hugh Wear Rowles says:
    19 Mar 2021
    I remember many happy hours spent at your family's house as a child. Wanda was one of my mother's dearest lifelong friends. I still remember our parents cutting up and how kind you mother always was to our family. She brought a lot of joy into this world, and that includes her daughters! She was a lovely spirit and will be missed. Wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  6. Denise Tabary lit a candle:
    16 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 16, 2021 at 3:45:17 PM

  7. Martha Moody Barnes says:
    16 Mar 2021
    I remember the good times. I remember first pictures I got of you and Brenda. What beautiful girls you were. That was over 60 years ago.

  8. Patricia Sirmons says:
    16 Mar 2021
    You are a beautiful person and you will truly be missed. Love you Patricia and family

  9. Jordan Booth lit a candle:
    16 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 16, 2021 at 3:15:45 PM

  10. Jordan Booth says:
    16 Mar 2021
    Aunt Wanda,

    My fondest memory was of the family reunion years ago. Most of the family was together and it was wonderful. My dad, Robert Booth, my mom Denise, little sister Lindsey, Grandma Judy, Aunt Wanda, Brenda, Aaron, Mike, my cousins Cindee & Karen, & Jeremy. I was so young but still remember the reunion. I love you all & look forward to seeing everyone soon. Fly high with the angels aunt Wanda, I love you! ❤️

    Your Nephew,
    Jordan K. Booth

  11. Lesley Barnes Sprague says:
    16 Mar 2021
    R.I.P. Wanda , say hi to the family, you will be missed.

  12. Donna Lynn Elmore says:
    16 Mar 2021
    RIP Wanda. You are loved and will be missed but I know you are now without pain and attending the greatest family reunion of all.

  13. Donna Lynn Elmore lit a candle:
    16 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 16, 2021 at 3:14:56 PM

  14. Karen Riddle lit a candle:
    13 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 13, 2021 at 3:58:26 AM

  15. Cindee Bogart says:
    12 Mar 2021
    Love ❤️ and miss you Momma Say hi to Elvis

  16. Cindee Bogart lit a candle:
    12 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 12, 2021 at 3:38:04 PM

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