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Booth, Emily Fay

Emily Fay Booth, 14, of Bermuda Dunes, California, passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Emily was born in Rancho Mirage, California, on March 26, 1998, to rejoicing parents Adam and Mary, who found themselves blessed with a wonderfully curious daughter. Emily possessed a special sensitivity and loving kindness towards others, and made many special friends during her shortened life. Emily loved her younger sister, Alyson, and delighted in being with her. Always an outstanding and enthusiastic student, she formed lasting bonds with many teachers. She loved hanging out with friends, playing soccer, family trips, the beach, movies, music, and never met an animal she didn't like. She was also an avid reader, and a self-described Harry Potter nerd. Emily spent the last 12 months courageously battling an incurable pediatric brain tumor. She bravely underwent radiation at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , and participated in a clinical trial for her disease, called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Throughout her journey, Emily continually demonstrated the love, humor, positive will, and profound strength of character which were hallmarks of her life. She is survived by family Adam, Mary and Alyson Booth; grandparents, Stan and Susan Booth and grandmother, Juliann Rowlett; uncles and aunts, Peter Booth, John & Leslie Long, Joe Rowlett, Laura Rowlett and Edward Kowalski; and cousins, Evan, Owen, Simon & Stuart Kirstein. Emily was preceded in death by her grandfather, Fay Rowlett, and uncle, Bruce Rowlett. A service to celebrate Emily's life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 11:00am at Southwest Church in Indian Wells. Her family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, you could honor Emily with a donation in her name to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , funding the 'Brain Tumor Program/DIPG Research' ( The family is grateful to all of the wonderful caregivers who treated Emily, who assisted in her home care, and to her extended family and the many friends who visited her and provided much needed companionship during her illness. She will be deeply missed and loved forever.