Elon Booker, of Evanston, passed away on Thursday, July 16, at University of Utah hospital at the age of 83. He was born Jan. 22, 1937, to Ivan E. and Thelma E Booker, at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Having lived in numerous western states, he moved to Evanston in 1999, to enjoy his retirement with his sweetheart and wife, Clara Eileen Booker. At his passing, they had been married for 62 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Stanley Booker.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons, Trent E. Booker and Bruce C. Booker; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Elon began his life’s work as a special agent with the United States Treasury Department in the Los Angeles area and Washington D.C. Elon eventually switched to a career in business as a securities broker and ultimately served as an investment manager for two different New York Stock Exchange investment firms in the Salt Lake City area.
Elon served in the Salt Lake City community through his work as a member of the sales and marketing executives of Utah and also in charitable work for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Film Ministries. In Salt Lake City he was a member of Canyons Church, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist organization. After moving to Evanston in 1999, he attended the Christian Missionary Alliance church.
Elon, with his wife, Clara Eileen Booker, continued as an active outdoorsman throughout his years in both Utah and Wyoming. Elon loved being in the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, fishing and, especially, having good success hunting antelope, deer, elk and moose. Elon was also heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America at both a troop level and as a wood badge coach counselor. Elon will be missed by his friends and especially his wife and boys, with whom he spent countless hours in the outdoors.
A memorial/celebration service will be held at 4 p.m., followed by a potluck at 5 p.m., at Evanston Alliance Church, 235 Overthrust Rd. on Sunday, July 26.