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Obituary: Billy Slater

Billy Slater 1918 ~ 2005 Billy Slater, age 86, passed away September 24, 2005 of complications incident to age in West Valley City, Utah. Born December 16, 1918 to Leo Veral Slater and Ethel Callaway in Lark, Utah. He married Joy A. Lloyd November 16, 1938 in Riverton, Utah; marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served in World War II in the Philip-pines. He worked for Ken-necott Copper for 43 years. He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving faithfully in many callings. Since becoming a member of the LDS Church he has endeavored to share the Gospel with anyone who would listen. He especially enjoyed serving two stake missions and three full time missions with his wife, Joy, to Canada, San Francisco, and Chili. They also served together in the Jordan River Temple. After retirement Billy enjoyed woodworking and also ironwork, making shelves and wrought iron stands which are on display in their home. In his younger years he loved to fish and hunt. Billy is survived by his wife, Joy; five children, Judy (Richard) Walker, Bill (Estelle), Mary (William) Mills, Chris (Carrie), Stephen (Angie); 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchil-dren, with three on the way; and two great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Juanita (Oleg) Sherby; broth-er, Al T.; sister-in-law, Mary Slater; and great-grandson, Morgan Slater. Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday, September 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Oquirrh 2nd Ward, 12830 So. 2700 W. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 So. 2200 W., and Wednesday one hour prior at the church. Interment, Riverton Cemetery, 13200 So. 1500 W. A "thank you" to all who cared for him these past few weeks.