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Edith Gertrude Slater (Gift)

December 5, 1921 - January 11, 2022

No formal services will be held at this time. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Lee Slater at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Edith Gertrude Slater, 100, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday January 11, 2022 at Wiley Creek Community in Sweet Home. She was born December 5, 1921 in Wilbaux, Montana to Byron Hunter and Mary (Blanchard) Gift.

Edith 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, rug hooking and 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.
Edith was always a devout Christian and read her Bible daily until her eyesight would no longer allow that activity.
She is survived by son and daughter in-law Phil and Carolyn Slater of Sweet Home; her brother Ted Gift of Eugene; grandchildren: Jennifer Slater of Salem, Susan Anderson of Damascus, Julie Erikson of Fairview, Bill Bowers of Salem, and Kelly Trivett of Costa Rica; plus many great and great-great grandchildren.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband Lee Slater; daughter Barbara Delano; mother Mary Gift; father Byron 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 arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com