Della C. Booth

October 30, 1924 - December 20, 2023

Della Cochran Booth, age 99, passed away on Wednesday December 20, 2023. Born on October 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Bertrand H. Cochran and the late Louise L. Schaaf. Della was preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Booth, Sr. Survivors include her children Carol B. Fussell and Robert A. Booth, Jr. (Betsy), grandchildren David Fussell (Inga), Michelle Morris, Rebecca Booth, Matthew Booth, great grandchildren Hayley Knowles (DJ), Sage Martin, great-great grandchildren Sophia Knowles, Levi Knowles. Affectionately known to all as Nannie.Della lived a full and active life, from breaking wild horses, to learning how to fly an airplane, to affectionately being know as “Annie Oakley” in college for her marksmanship. Della was also the first woman to graduate from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor Degree in Agronomy. Della spent a rewarding career teaching in the Fairfax County school system before retiring to the Charlottesville area with her husband. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Colonnades Assisted Living for the loving care given to Della during her stay. A memorial service will be conducted at a future date not yet determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Olivet Presbyterian Church.