Alice A. Booher
Alice A. Booher On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, at Arlington VA, after a long illness, Alice Ann Booher passed away at the age of 74. She had been a resident of Washington DC since 1966, and in Arlington VA at her Crystal Plaza address since 1979. Alice was born in Indianapolis, IN and was the daughter of Drs Norman and Olga Booher. Alice graduated from Butler University with a B.A. degree in political science and economics in 1963, and received her LLB and Juris Doctor from Indiana University in 1967. She served a year as a Foreign Service Reserve Officer before joining the Veteran's Administration in 1968. From 1969-2011, she served with distinction as Counsel with the Board of Veteran Appeals. She was admitted to practice before a dozen state and federal benches including the US Supreme Court. Over the years, she had been professionally privileged to work in interesting case adjudication specialties, i.e., malpractice, AIDS; and had personally served on metropolitan commissions and boards for criminal and civil codes revision, homelessness, veterans, and victims of domestic violence and assaults. Alice had been continuously involved in a myriad of Veteran oriented projects, with particular devotion to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington DC. Alice served as an independent book reviewer and journalist for national print media, with special emphasis on Prisoners of War, women veterans, and Intelligence. Published in over 15 Journals, in 2015 she was the editor and contributing author of the book, Glimpses of the New Veteran: Changed Constituency, Different Disabilities, and Evolving Resolutions. Alice is survived by three brothers, John, Robert, and Phil Booher. A celebration of her life will coincide this winter with Tet, Alice's most celebrated holiday since her Viet Nam service. Suggested donations in her honor include the Andersonville POW Museum and the Fisher House Foundation.
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