Geneva Mae (Hopkins) Booker, died
18, 2008, at GibsonGeneralHospital.
She was born July 27, 1922, to Pete and Minnie (Raibourn)
Hopkins in Francisco, Ind.
She was one of 12 children.
She graduated from FranciscoHigh School in 1941.
She married Samuel Franklin Booker of Princeton, Indiana, on July 25, 1942. They were married more than 65 years and made their
home in Princeton most of that time. While Samuel served in Europe
during WWII, Geneva traveled to WashingtonState to be with him. She worked as a Rosie the Riveter for
Boeing International in Washington
when he went overseas. After the war, Sam and Geneva returned to Princeton. They had
one daughter, Patricia Ann, and a son, David William.
In 1970, Geneva and Sam moved to San Juan Capistrano, California, where Sam worked for Potter and Brumfield. They
returned to Princeton in 1985. Sam retired in 1985 after 28 years with
She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church and the Sisters-In-Law Club.
Geneva loved her family and her home. She loved rummage
sales, auctions and collecting everything. Her home was her castle. For several
years she and Sam held weekly Hopkins and friends afternoon dinners at their
home. She always welcomed visitors with a smile, a cup of coffee and something
She was devoted to her children, her grandchildren: Kesiah
and Bruce Pearson; and Lacey, April and Jasmine Booker; and her eight great
grandchildren. Genevaís loving thoughtfulness, unconditional love and welcoming
smile will be missed by all of her family and friends.
Geneva is survived by her husband, Samuel, of Princeton; daughter Patty and her
husband Rodger Pearson of Pierre, SD, her son, David and his wife Lil of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; five grandchildren and eight
great grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Keneipp of
Oakland City and Mary Jane Black of Princeton; and many nieces and nephews, and
other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and brothers Floyd, Dee, Owen, Leroy,
Herbert, Wayne, Raibourn (Chig);
and sisters Evangeline Skelton and Flo Van Meter.
Services will be Friday and
Saturday, March 21, and March 22 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.
Visitation will be Friday and funeral services Saturday. Burial will be at ForsytheCemetery in Francisco, followed by a dinner at ForsytheChurch.