Obituary: Rebecca Amber Booth

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10/29/1977 – 12/25/2022

Becca was born on October 29, 1977 in Lawrence, KS, the third child of Hank Booth and Sue (Shumate) Booth. Becca was a bright and vivacious woman, a strong mother, and a proud Lawrencian who was involved in her community through her business and other community boards.

Becca was a witty, bold, and deeply loving person. She was a woman with a big spirit—someone who inspired others to boldness with the vigor with which she lived her life. She relished the chance to make others laugh or to offer advice, traits that led her to performance and consulting, respectively. Equal parts lifelong learner and counselor, Becca also valued deep interrogation of who she was and what our roles in the world are. She lived those values by serving her community as a Rotarian, a board member for Headquarters Suicide Prevention, and a board member for the Lawrence Schools Foundation.

As a child, Becca was known as a multi-talented performer, a 4-Her, and well-loved youngest sibling. From a young age, she was an entertainer. Her first show was in the first grade at Deerfield School and she was at home on stage from her first line. Growing up, she was a member of the Junior Seem To Be Players in Lawrence and performed in many shows at Lawrence Arts Center. An 11 year member of the Kanza 4-H club, Becca loved competing with her livestock and home economics projects. She passed on her love of 4-H to her children, whose names have graced entries at the county fair for the majority of the past decade. After performing in Children of a Lesser God and Under Age, Becca graduated from Lawrence High School as a member of the class of 1996.

In 1997, Becca headed to the University of Kansas to pursue a degree in theater and film. At KU, she performed in a number of shows, including The Mandrake (Fall 1997), Tesla Electric (Spring 1998), The Batting Cage (Fall 1998), Measure for Measure (Spring 1999), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Fall 1999), Hedda Gabler (Spring 2000), and Temptation (Spring 2001). Becca later earned an MBA in Marketing from Baker University in 2008.

Becca married Chad Meyers in 2001. They lived for a period of time in Chicago before returning to Lawrence and later divorcing. The two had two children together, Boo Cassidy Booth Meyers, born in 2003, and Truman Vincent Booth Meyers, born in 2009. She loved her children fiercely, as they did her.

Becca started her career as a teenager, working at the family radio station KLWN/KLZR, before finding her joy working in marketing. Becca founded Trout Marketing and Creative Clique, two companies focused on providing branding and marketing consulting for companies in the Greater Lawrence area. She was proud to own her own business and pursued a host of supporting entrepreneurial endeavors, including the podcast “Doing the Work with Jay and Becca”.

Becca passed away on Christmas Day after a long battle with chronic illness. She is survived by her parents, her children, her siblings Andy Booth (Kim) and Amy Booth and her Aunt Bette Booth. Her children and family will always remember her as a powerful, beautiful, and brave woman.

A celebration of life will be held at 4pm on January 13th at Murphy Hall in the Crafton-Preyer Theater on the KU Campus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions for a fund to support Becca’s children and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 or via Venmo @KimmyBooth. Please reference Becca Booth Children’s Fund.

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