Celebration of Life

Mary Julia Booker

Long term Portland resident Mary J. Booker passed peacefully in her home among family on Dec. 26, 2018.

Mrs. Booker lived in the Portland area for over 60 years. She and her husband were once residents of Vanport and assisted families in the evacuation of residents from the 1948 flood that destroyed the city. She and her husband Floyd Booker also owned and operated Courtesy Janitorial Services, one of Portland’s long-term African American owned businesses.

Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Mary J. Booker will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.