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Ronald Duane “Ron” Slater

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Ronald Duane “Ron” Slater

Birth
Death
20 Apr 2004 (aged 61)
Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
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Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, USA Add to Map
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Parents:
Father: Vernon Slater
Mother: Bertha Helmes

Spouse: Diane Thibault

Ronald Slater

Ronald "Ron" D. Slater, 62, of Nampa passed away April 20, 2004 at Holly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Nampa.

Holy Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004 at St. Paul´s Catholic Church (1515 8th Street South). Graveside rites with military honors will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery of Nampa. Rosary and Vigil Services will be Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel.

Dad was born on Oct. 11, 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1961-1964. While in business school, he met and married our devoted mother, Diane Thibault, in Denver. While there, he obtained his associates degree and was one semester short of receiving his bachelors degree in journalism. He worked at Frontier Airlines in Denver until 1979, when he transferred to Boise, where he continued to work for the airline. In 1985 he began a two-term office in the Idaho State Legislature. In 1989, he became an editor for the Messenger Index newspaper in Emmett. The years at the newspaper were the happiest and most rewarding ones of his whole life. In 1994, he started work for the First Health in Boise where he was loved for his storytelling and ability to calm and put a smile on the face of the most difficult clients. Dad worked steadily and courageously through most of his illness until he literally could no longer walk. Dad has always talked to us about his ideas of being the good soldier—putting duty before self. He didn't just preach it to us. He lived it every day of his life. Our "good soldier" was a very humble man with a great mind. He had an ability to connect with every person he met. We loved how he brought out the best in everyone, and had faith and hope in us all. The greatest thing in dad´s life was being a father. He talked about fatherhood as a sacred duty, part of being that "good soldier." Dad was born and raised in Rawlins, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Slater, his mother Bertha (Helmes) Slater, and his sister Judy Benson. His brother David Slater resides in Fresno, Calif. with his wife Rosemary.

Dad leaves behind his wife Diane and 14 children: Yvonne (Neil) Buus, Gregory (Annette) Slater, Phillip (Lisa) Slater, Matthew (Angel) Slater, Andrew Slater, Stephen (Beth Bates) Slater, Nicholas (Kami Ransom) Slater, Marie ( Aaron) D. Angelis, John (Megan Gormson) Slater, James Slater, Ernest Slater, Margaret Slater, Ronnie Slater and Miriam Slater. Dad was the MUCH loved grandfather of numerous grandchildren.

Dad, we love you and are so proud of you. Thank you for sharing the best of everything you were with each one of us. We look forward to the day of being with you again.

The Idaho Statesman, Saturday, April 24, 2004 Local Page 5
Parents:
Father: Vernon Slater
Mother: Bertha Helmes

Spouse: Diane Thibault

Ronald Slater

Ronald "Ron" D. Slater, 62, of Nampa passed away April 20, 2004 at Holly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Nampa.

Holy Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004 at St. Paul´s Catholic Church (1515 8th Street South). Graveside rites with military honors will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery of Nampa. Rosary and Vigil Services will be Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel.

Dad was born on Oct. 11, 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1961-1964. While in business school, he met and married our devoted mother, Diane Thibault, in Denver. While there, he obtained his associates degree and was one semester short of receiving his bachelors degree in journalism. He worked at Frontier Airlines in Denver until 1979, when he transferred to Boise, where he continued to work for the airline. In 1985 he began a two-term office in the Idaho State Legislature. In 1989, he became an editor for the Messenger Index newspaper in Emmett. The years at the newspaper were the happiest and most rewarding ones of his whole life. In 1994, he started work for the First Health in Boise where he was loved for his storytelling and ability to calm and put a smile on the face of the most difficult clients. Dad worked steadily and courageously through most of his illness until he literally could no longer walk. Dad has always talked to us about his ideas of being the good soldier—putting duty before self. He didn't just preach it to us. He lived it every day of his life. Our "good soldier" was a very humble man with a great mind. He had an ability to connect with every person he met. We loved how he brought out the best in everyone, and had faith and hope in us all. The greatest thing in dad´s life was being a father. He talked about fatherhood as a sacred duty, part of being that "good soldier." Dad was born and raised in Rawlins, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Slater, his mother Bertha (Helmes) Slater, and his sister Judy Benson. His brother David Slater resides in Fresno, Calif. with his wife Rosemary.

Dad leaves behind his wife Diane and 14 children: Yvonne (Neil) Buus, Gregory (Annette) Slater, Phillip (Lisa) Slater, Matthew (Angel) Slater, Andrew Slater, Stephen (Beth Bates) Slater, Nicholas (Kami Ransom) Slater, Marie ( Aaron) D. Angelis, John (Megan Gormson) Slater, James Slater, Ernest Slater, Margaret Slater, Ronnie Slater and Miriam Slater. Dad was the MUCH loved grandfather of numerous grandchildren.

Dad, we love you and are so proud of you. Thank you for sharing the best of everything you were with each one of us. We look forward to the day of being with you again.

The Idaho Statesman, Saturday, April 24, 2004 Local Page 5

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