Maureen Haslam Booth
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Maureen Haslam Booth (1947- )
was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ronald and Ruby Haslam. Her family moved to St. George in 1954, and the ‘Red Sands’ of Dixie have never left her shoes since. Maureen is a 1965 graduate of Dixie High School, where she was cheerleader and class secretary. She attended Dixie Junior College, graduating with honors in 1967. It was at Dixie that she was wooed by and wed to Dr. Craig L. Booth. Maureen relished being a stay-at-home mom to their five children, but this didn’t keep her from contributing generously to her community.
In 1991, Maureen was appointed by Governor Norman Bangerter to serve as a member of the Dixie College Board of Trustees. She later served as Chairman of the Board during a critical period in the college’s history, earning her the nickname “The Iron Lady” for her determination and grit. As Chairman she organized a committee of private citizens who by-passed the Board of Regents and went directly to the legislature to establish Dixie as a four-year college. The destiny of the college was foremost in the minds of the committee and they eventually achieved their goal. Maureen credits the legislature and the Lord for their success.
In 1993, Maureen went back to school, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Art and English from Southern Utah University. She was a co-recipient of the English Student of the Year award, graduating with honors. Maureen has served as president of the Southwest Guild and was the founder of the Brushworks Studio in St. George. Art is her passion and she has garnered three People’s Choice awards. Her paintings have been showcased in Art in the Park, the St. George Art Museum, the Zion National Park Show, and the Dixie Sears Invitational Art Show. Maureen has tirelessly served her church and community. One of her most cherished experiences was serving alongside her husband as he presided as president of the Arizona Phoenix Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All five of the Booth children are Dixie College graduates. Maureen is truly a gift to Dixie.