Joan Marie Booth Courtois, age 87, died on February 9, 2020. She was born to the late Alonzo Charles Booth, Sr. and Daisy Ruth Dickinson Booth in Smethport, Pennsylvania on November 26, 1932.
Joan began a lifetime career serving her country in the United States Army (Women’s Army Corps). After an Honorable Discharge, she transitioned into Civil Service, through the Department of Defense, serving at numerous military installations both home and on foreign soil. Joan received many Service Awards during her 30 year tenure finally retiring from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.
Joan Marie is survived by her daughters, Robin Bennett and husband, Steve of Ooltewah, TN; Nancy Thomas and husband, Danny of Oxford, NC; Janet Harris and husband, Linwood of Gloucester, VA; and Karen Boone and husband, Lynn of Kings Mountain, NC. Her sisters, Doris Gettings and Betty Slye; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Joan is predeceased by her parents; her late husband Robert Joseph Courtois; her brother Alonzo Charles Booth, Jr. and one grandchild Seth Bennett.
A private Family Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Courtois family is proudly being served by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College St., Oxford, NC, 27565.