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Obituary: Thea Roemer Kowallis Slaughter

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Thea Roemer Kowallis (Knight) Slaughter, 75, our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away August 11, 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She faced life's challenges with courage, faith, integrity, and humor.

She was born October 1, 1924 to Karl August Kowallis and Johanna Roemer in River Heights, Utah. She married Ralph Edwin Knight (later divorced). She had three children: Rus-sell Eugene (Carolyn) Knight, Irvine, Cali-fornia; Nadine Knight, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Marvin "K" (Olga) Knight, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

She married Edward G. Slaughter, a gentle man, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 19, 1979. They shared great happiness and many choice experiences.

She was active in the LDS Church and served in many capacities: Primary President, MIA, and Relief Society. She was a visiting teacher over 30 years and held stake and regional positions. She loved Music and found pleasure and comfort playing her organ. She enjoyed directing a chorus of 40 girls. She received strength and peace researching family records and family histories. She showed her love for others in the way she shared herself and her talents with them. She took pride in beautifying her home and surroundings.

She is also survived by three sisters and one brother: Ivy Rossberg, Gertrude Olsen, Norma Sorensen, and Richard (Nancy) Kowallis; two half sisters and a half brother: Adeline Jensen, Mildred (Ralph) Goddard, and Reinhart (Barbara) Kowallis, three grandchildren, Monica, Adam and Marissa. She was preceded in death by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Otto, Albert, and Frederick Kowallis, Elizabeth Clyde, and Delora Flake.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in the Monument Park 4th Ward Chapel, 2215 East Roosevelt Avenue (1465 South). Family and friends may call on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and on Tuesday at the ward from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.