DELLA SLINGER

SLINGER, DELLA LAURA Della completed her life’s journey and was reunited with her beloved husband, Harold, on Sunday, October 16, 2005. Born May 29, 1921, Della was the eldest daughter of Sam and Ivy Phelps of Mirror. Their love and guidance instilled in her the values by which she lived all her life – honesty, simplicity, and a love of family, friends and God. She had a strong work ethic and would turn her hand to any task. In 1941, she met and married Harold Slinger of Delburne. They farmed there until 1947, then purchased and ran the Erskine Hardware. Their family was complete with the addition of a son and daughter. In 1953, they sold the hardware and moved to Trochu where they bought the Lane Theatre managing it successfully until 1970. They retired to Red Deer, living there until Harold’s passing. She spent the last two years in Rimbey, close to her family. Della’s life revolved around Harold and she accompanied him in his pursuits – even learning to fish and cheer at horseshoe tournaments. She enjoyed gardening and both flower and vegetable patches were tended with loving care. She was seldom idle, and could be found with embroidery or crochet close at hand while hours were spent sewing and baking. While in Erskine, Della joined the Rebekah Lodge, transferring to Alberta #77 in Red Deer where she remained a dedicated member until her passing. Predeceased by her husband in 2003, Della will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her son, Larry (Anne) of Yuma, Arizona; and daughter, Lynn (Ken) Brown of Bentley; her grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Shaelynn. She also leaves to mourn her sister, Phyllis Rode of Red Deer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. A Public Celebration of Della’s life will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta at 1:00 p.m., prior to the Life Celebration. If desired, Memorial Donations in Della’s honour may be made directly to a charity of the donors choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”


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