The following death notice for Boots Martin appeared in the Sacramento Bee on October 5, 2011
Ruth E. “Boots” Martin
Boots Martin, born Ruth Edith Dougherty on February 1, 1929 in San Francisco, died in
her sleep at her Sacramento home on September 23, 2011. She was 82.
Boots Martin acted in hundreds of plays, in films, in commercials, won 11 Clio
awards, directed more than 50 plays, taught children’s theater, and wrote
children’s shows. She was honored by SARTA with 3 Elly Awards and a Lifetime
She is survived by her children Michelle (Zanah), Tracy, and Glen; her
daughter-in-law Elizabeth; her grandchildren David, Miranda, Kyle, Ryan, and
Emily; her niece Gay Mitchell; her grandnieces Anastasia and Trelawney; her
grandnephew-in-law Dan LaBar; and her great-grandnephews Jonah and Tobin.
American River College Theatre will host a celebration of the life of Boots Martin on
Saturday, October, 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Contact only Zanah (916-275-7066) or
Tracy (email@example.com) with questions.