WELLINGTON - Georgia Alice David Slane crossed over to the other side of the veil to meet her Lord and Savior on Aug. 18, 2009 at the age of 97 in Grace, Idaho.
She was born on May 30, 1912 on her father's homestead in a small farm area called Missouri Flats near Thermopolis, Wyo. She was the third child of four born to George William David and Blanche Alice (Mann) David.
She attended the little Middleton Country School until completing her last two years at Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis, Wyo.
On Sept. 15, 1929, she was united in marriage to Vernon D Slane in Thermopolis, Wyo. To that union, five children were born, Walter D., Vernon William, Jeanette Alice, John Chandler and Bertie Bea. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
From 1912 until the 1960s, she resided in Thermopolis, Wyo., except for about a year her family lived in Oklahoma. In about 1960, she moved to California and spent several years there before moving to various places in Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Washington.
In 1996 until her death, she resided in Wellington before spending her last two weeks at her son's home in Grace, Idaho.
She was very dedicated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding various offices including Relief Society president and Sunday School teacher for many years. For several years, she also taught seminary.
Georgia was very active in the VFW auxiliary and War Mother auxiliary, including past president of both chapters.
In her younger years, she loved to sew and knit, visit and play games with family and friends, camping and fishing. In recent years, her time was taken up by family history and reading.
Along with her older sister, Beatrice Slane of Cody, Wyo., she is survived by three sons, Walter D. (Alma) Slane of Riverton, Wyo.; Vernon William "Bill" (Virginia) Slane of Wellington; and John C. (Kay) Slane of Grace, Idaho. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren and several step-grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Jeanette Alice and Bertie Bea; two brothers, Walter and Jack David; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Wellington LDS Stake Center, 935 East Main Street. A viewing will be Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South in Price, and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the funeral services at the stake center. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories at www.fausettmortuary.com.
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