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Obituary for Pamela Sue Carney Slater

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Pamela Sue Carney Slater

January 7, 1953 - May 29, 2017

Pamela Sue Carney Slater 64 years of age passed away on May 29th in West Haven, Utah after a long battle with cancer.  Pam was born in McAllen, Texas on January 7th 1953 to Ted and Peggy Carney.

Pam attended school in Ponca City, Oklahoma graduating in 1971.  On June 16th, 1974 Pam married her faithful companion L. Kent Slater and from this union came three wonderful sons:  Brad & Stephanie Slater of Twin Falls, Idaho; Mike Slater of Taylor, Utah; and Joe & Bonnie Slater of Hooper, Utah.  Pam was a grandmother to nine grandchildren (Derek of Brad & Stephanie; Taig, Jake, Shae of Mike Slater & Heather Nancino; Jaxon, Luke, Drew, Colby and Breck of Joe & Bonnie Slater).

The three of us boys can say that throughout our lives you had never ceased to amaze and impress us.  Many times growing up we were thoroughly embarrassed by mom and learned very quickly that there wasn’t a boundary that you wouldn’t cross if you felt that a life lesson or direction could be provided.  When mischief was abound, our friends and us boys’ realized you were playing chess to our checkers and would thwart trouble, often early in it’s tracks.  When struggles felt insurmountable you were steady and would move mountains as you never accepted settling or hearing the words “no”.  You made sure that when we were tough on ourselves that we needed to step back and “not sweat the small stuff, and guess what, it’s all small stuff.”  Through all of this, you also provided a warm, caring, and most of all listening heart that would nurture, encourage, and guide who we all have grown up to be today.  You were our wild and wacky mother who knew no bounds.

Pam was proudly married to L. Kent Slater for over 43 years. Pam was the second of five children and is survived by Ted Carney Jr. of Visalia, California; Bill & Marilyn Carney of Prescott Valley, Arizona; Matt & Lisa Carney of Diamond Springs, California.  Pam also is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, which are too many to mention.  Pam was preceded in death by her father, Ted Carney of Fresno, California; her mother Peggy Carney of Hamilton, Texas; her sister Sharon Elizabeth of Bakersfield, California.

Funeral services will be held Saturday the 3rd of June at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah with a viewing starting at 10:00 AM.  In addition, there will be a viewing on Friday the 2nd of June between 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Mothers wishes were that NO flowers be sent but in lieu of flowers that you take the time to commit a donation to your favorite charity.  The Slater family would also like to thank Colleen Bowman, Becky Kapinos and Inspiration Hospice for providing comfort throughout the process and being available for the family over the last few months.


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Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Funeral services will be held Saturday the 3rd of June at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah with a viewing starting at 10:00 AM.  In addition, there will be a viewing on Friday the 2nd of June between 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.


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Born: January 7, 1953
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Condolences for Pamela Sue Carney Slater

Stephanie Carter Ward posted on 6/2/17

I knew Pam in high school. I remember her as a kind, pretty girl who didn't sweat the small stuff and was a lot of fun. I offer my thoughts and prayers to the family and I hope you will find some comfort knowing the joy she brought to so many.


Rhonda Aitken Haussler posted on 6/1/17

My acquaintance with Pam goes back to elementary school. We met in the first grade and were thereafter two peas in a pod. We did everything together. Our time during the week never seemed enough. We wanted to spend weekends together too. As a result, I knew the whole Carney clan, parents, siblings, aunt, uncle and cousins. I loved Pam. She was my best and dearest friend for a number of years. This news makes me sad. I am aware Pam had long battles with cancer. My heart goes out to her husband, Kent, and sons. You were privileged to know a wonderful woman. Her strength of character was exemplary. Her humor and laughter was contagious. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you shared.


Dale and Janice Thompsen posted on 6/1/17

We are so sorry we cannot come to give our condolences in person as we will be out of town. We are sad to learn of Pam's passing. I can still hear her saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff!" She was so fun to visit, with such a great attitude. She cared about everyone and especially her family. Our love to all the boys and Kent. Dale and Janice Thompsen


Brian Lopez posted on 6/1/17

Pam was basically the second mother to us Lopez boys. Pam and Kent treated us as if we were just part of an extended family, and we always felt loved at the Slater house... even if we were feuding with Brad and Mike (Joe was too nice a kid for us to even consider feuding with him). I felt inspired by Pam's battle with cancer through various times of her life. She always showed strength and maintained her fiery personality despite the diagnosis. She was quick to fire off a joke, and she seemed to revel in putting a smile on your face. I'll miss Pam, and so will the rest of her Lopez boys. Heaven's lucky to have her.


Phillip Leon Cook posted on 5/31/17

So very sorry to hear about Pam's passing, I went to High school with Pam and Ted, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Rest in peace my friend Leon Cook.


Bill and Chris Flannery posted on 5/31/17

Our hearts are heavy with the reality of Pam’s passing. She had a spirit we all admired and envied, and our lives were always blessed after spending time with her. She loved family, she was fun, full of humor, unpretentious, oftentimes a bit mischievous, lived life to the fullest, and was always willing to go the extra mile. Her battle with cancer exemplified her fighting passion for life. We love her and will miss her terribly. Rest in peace, sweet Pammie Sue. You have earned your wings.


Marie Mile posted on 5/31/17

I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of Pamela Slater. The loss of a loved one can be very heart breaking. But our loving Creator will one day soon do away with death and mourning. (Revelation 21:3,4) We have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. May those verses bring you some comfort in your time of mourning.