(CARL) HAROLD BOOTON
September 11, 1940 – September 17, 2004
He was survived by his
Wife, Mary Walker Booton and
3 Children; Krysti and Ian Booton and Heidi Tenuvial Booton (Hughett)
and 4 Grandchildren
Reflections: (submitted by Nanette Heintzelman (Wells)
… An excerpt from the Tribute/Bio which appeared in the 50th Reunion Memory Book
"After graduating from MHS, Harold lived in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA."
"He returned to Manhattan to complete his BA in English from KSU. He then moved to East Lansing, MI, where he attended Michigan State University and earned his MA in English. Upon graduating from Michigan State, he accepted an English Teaching Instructorship in the KSU English Department. He taught in that position for two years."
"He then accepted a position as an English Instructor at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan where he taught three years. He applied for an open English Instructorship at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA. He was told the position awarded to him was a position where over 2,000 applicants had applied. He taught at Foothill College for two years until he decided he could support himself as an artist."
"For the years following, until his death, he did so both in CA and HI, working in various mediums including gold (as a goldsmith), paint and pen & ink. His favorite medium was quick pen and ink sketches. He was, rightfully, proud of his artistic endeavors."