Wayne Slater

me died Aug. 19, 2008.

He was born March 2, 1936 in Foster to Otto and Pearl (Dove) Slater. He was raised in Quartzville and Sweet Home. He went to Sunnyside School.

In 1968 he moved to South Bend, Wash., later returning to Sweet Home. He owned Slater Logging with his brother Caryl until 1974. He worked at G&H logging and Willamette Industries until retiring.

Mr. Slater enjoyed hunting, hiking in the woods, camping, casinos, clam digging, spending time with and surprising his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lenora Slater of Sweet Home; daughters Ileta LeBlanc of Sublimity and Terie McKay of Sweet Home; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter Maleah of Bremerton; and siblings Gertie Nye, Faye Albert, Max Slater, Jean Robinson, Doris Slater, Shirley Anderson, Caryl Slater, Gayle Thomas.

Mr. Slater was preceded in death by siblings Florence McClain, Bud Slater, Nellie Angel, Helen Chandler, Roy Slater, Dorothy Houck and Don Slater.

A funeral service was held Aug. 22 at Sweet Home Evangelical Church.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements.