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Charles Boothe

Charles “Chuck” Meredith Boothe, 85, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, passed away at his home in Mission Viejo on Feb. 16, 2011.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Elwood, Utah to Clyde and Lestie Boothe.  The Boothe family moved to Hollywood in 1927 and to Laguna Beach in 1928. Chuck graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1943. He played football, basketball, track, and baseball, all on the varsity team and lettering in all.

Boothe joined the Navy in August 1943 after graduating from high school during World War II. During his naval service he married his high school sweetheart, Glenadine Fay Griffin in 1945. After an honorable discharge in January 1946, he enrolled in a general contractor’s class for his plumbing license at Santa Ana Junior College.

Boothe started his plumbing career with Killen Plumbing in Laguna Beach and after a few began his own, Chuck Boothe Plumbing. He worked for the next 40 plus years providing Laguna Beach with one of its few plumbing contractors until his retirement sometime in 1988. Even in retirement, he never turned down helping with a project in plumbing or construction.

He was very active in Little League Baseball as his two sons were growing up.

Boothe and his wife enjoyed motoring in an RV around the country with his sisters Alice and Winnie and their husbands, Jess and Buss, and their pets, traveling up the coast and to Canada after the 1993 fire came extremely close to their. He moved to Mission Viejo to be closer to his daughter.

He now rests in peace with his loving wife Glenadine.

Boothe is survived by his sister Winifred Woods of Laguna Beach; his two sons, Michael and Terry Boothe; his daughter Carol Peck; grandchildren Yasha Perez, Michael Boothe Jr., Cainan Boothe, Sean Peck, Shahna Marble, Danielle Loughnane; and great crandchildren Isaiah Perez, Santana Perez, Aaron Boothe, Devin Boothe, Jordyn Marble, Logan Marble, Cole Loughnane, Conner Loughnane and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar.

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  1. Mike Moore

    I was fortunate to have Chuck as my Little League coach 50 years ago. He was a kind and supportive mentor to the whole team. He had a great sense of humor and a perfect perspective regarding kid’s sports. After all these years I remember many of the things he told me like it was yesterday.

    Mike Moore

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