Dec. 5, 1921 – Jan. 11, 2022
January 19, 2022
Edith Gertrude Slater, 100, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 11, 2022, at Wiley Creek Community in Sweet Home.
She was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Wilbaux, Mont., to Byron Hunter and Mary (Blanchard) Gift.
Mrs. Slater was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be missed by all that knew her. She was a people person.
She had many hobbies through the years that included cooking, canning, sewing and rug hooking. She was an avid gardener of everything including vegetables and flowers. She said a few years ago that she was going to have to give up gardening because of age and she really hated that because it was her true passion in life.
Mrs. Slater was always a devout Christian, who read her Bible daily until her eyesight would no longer allow that activity.
She is survived by son Phil and daughter-in-law Carolyn Slater of Sweet Home; brother Ted Gift of Eugene; five grandchildren; plus many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Slater; daughter Barbara Delano; mother Mary Gift; father Charles Gift; and nine of her brothers and sisters.
No formal services will be held at this time. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Lee Slater, at Gilliland Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.