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 Edna Mable <I>Richards</I> Slather

Edna Mable Richards Slather

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Death 14 May 2006 (aged 79)
Burial Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot SECTION MA SITE 122
Memorial ID 62715193 · View Source
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Wife of Fred Richard Slather, EM3 US Navy

Anchorage Daily News May 18, 2006

Edna M. Slather, 79, died May 14, 2006, at home in Wasilla of natural causes. A memorial service was held at the Bogard Road Baptist Church in Wasilla. Pastor Fred Straud officiated.

Mrs. Slather was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Ville Grove, Ill., to William Richards and Mary Richards. She came to Alaska in September 1972. She worked for the State of Alaska at the Palmer Pioneers' Home from 1976 to 1986, when she retired. Before moving to Wasilla, she lived in Seward from 1989 to 1992. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting, being with her grandchildren and reading. "She never failed to take care of her children and grandchildren," her family said.

She is survived by her children and spouses, Johanna and Les Dunphrey of Wasilla, April Laier of Libby, Mont., Richard of Seward, Edward of Wasilla, Walter and Vivian of Webster, Wis., and Fritz and Kim of Wasilla; grandchildren, Debby Laier, Maria Slather, Shelly Shong and Jessica Slather, all of Wisconsin, Crystal and Amanda Slather of Wasilla, Chris Laier of Dutch Harbor, John Slather of Wisconsin, Quinn Dunphrey, and Fredrick and Frank Slather, all of Wasilla, and Brad and Marty Sherwood; sister, Evelyn Black of Terre Haute, Ind.; brothers, Phillip Richards and wife Vera of DeSoto, Mo., and James and Johnny Richards of San Antonio, Texas; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Slather.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Mat-Su, 3051 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy. Mrs. Slather's ashes will be scattered on Baldy Mountain, Wasilla. Arrangements are with Valley Funeral Home of Wasilla.


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  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62715193
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Mable Richards Slather (21 Nov 1926–14 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62715193, citing Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Twist (contributor 46920390) .