District 29 Honors Karen P. Booker

District 29 would like to honor the memory of Karen P. Booker who passed away and went to the LORD on August 23, 2020.

Karen joined Toastmasters in 1987 and was very devoted to Toastmasters and served in many roles: District 27 Governor 2000-2001 and District 29 Lake Ridge Toastmasters President 1997-1998 and current member of Traveling TasteMasters Toastmasters Club. 

Karen worked for HUD and FEMA for a combined 32 years. After her retirement, she continued to contract with FEMA and serve those in need. She loved our LORD and Savior and had lifelong devotion to the Methodist church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a faithful, active member at Good Shephard United Methodist Church in Dale City.

Later in life, she received her associates degree with honors from Northern Virginia Community College. Karen demonstrated her zest for life through extensive traveling with her mother and spending time with her loving family and many, many friends.

Karen is survived by her beloved son Frederick (Ricky) Booker and his wife Athena; mother and family matriarch, Betty R. Pleasant – Taylor; brothers Charles Pleasant and Gregory Pleasant; adoring granddaughters Raigan Beth and Taylor Olivia Booker; Sister-In-Laws Deborah Pleasant; Candice Pleasant; Janice Danhart; nieces Amelia Kennedy; nephews Zachary Pleasant; Geoffrey Pleasant; Colin Pleasant and Phillip Welshans.

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  1. Karen and her mother Betty were wonderful friends and fellow Toastmasters since 1987. We started our Toastmaster journey together and she followed me as Division F Governor and we worked together during her District Governor year and years after. She was a wonderful supportive friend and a GIVER of LOVE to everyone she met. She will be sorely missed. She loved her family. She was an amazing lady and friend.

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