Mystery as mum-of-seven is found dead in bedroom
9:01am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Local
MYSTERY surrounds the sudden death of a devoted mum-of-seven who was found collapsed at her home.
Lynn Booth’s children found her dead in the bedroom of her home in Glenbrook Gardens, Farn- worth, aged just 42, on the morning of February 7.
Miss Booth’s 13-year-old son, Duane Howarth, raised the alarm after his sister Aimee Howarth, aged seven, told him their mum would not wake up.
The teenager, a Harper Green School pupil, picked up his five-month-old sister Mia-Grace Aspinall from the cot, and took Aimee and Tyler Aspinall, aged eight, outside and rang his sister Carrie-Anne Ainsworth, aged 18, to tell her what had happened.
He sat outside comforting his sisters and brother keeping them warm with blankets while waiting for the emergency services to arrive.
Miss Booth’s sister Christine Booth, said: “Duane coped so well. He didn’t know what had happened and just wanted to get the children outside.”
It is thought Miss Booth may have woken up to tend to Mia when she collapsed, but the cause of her death is still being investigated.
Miss Booth’s heartbroken family paid tribute to her, describing her as a devoted mother with a bubbly personality.
She had recently become engaged to her partner of 12 years, Jason Aspinall, who proposed to her at Christmas.
Her family are asking friends to make donations in her memory to the special care baby unit, where Mia-Grace spent the first few weeks of her life after she was born underweight.
Miss Booth, who was said to be devoted to her children, was popular on the estate where she lived, was treasurer of the residents’ association, and organised Halloween and other parties for children.
A former pupil of All Saints Primary and St James’ CE Farnworth, Miss Booth was one of seven children to June, aged 66, and David Booth, aged 68.
She was devastated when she lost her nephew Daniel Fitton, who died at the age of 18 in 2005, in a road accident, and, just two days before Miss Booth died, her niece Jessica Jevons, aged 12, died at home.
Now her family are facing two funerals in one week.
Christine said: “We are a very close family and we are all devastated by what has happened.
“The cousins are supporting each other and Michelle, Jessica’s mother, said that Lynn was now with Jessica and was looking after her.”
The family held a candlelit vigil for Miss Booth this week, with tealights spelling out “mum” and arranged in the shape of a heart.
One of her daughters, Carrie-Anne will now be the main carer for her younger siblings.
Miss Booth is also survived by her daughters Stevie Ainsworth, aged 23, Jodie Ainsworth, aged 22, her brother John Worrell, and sisters Michelle Jevons, Janet Fitton, Karen Green, Lisa Marston and three grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held at 3pm tomorrow at Overdale West Chapel.