Harold John Slater was born on Sept. 6, 1929, in Springfield, Colo., and passed from this life on Aug. 30, 2013, in Casper, Wyo.
Harold married Diana Elam on Oct. 2, 1954, and together they raised 9 children. Harold worked on various ranches in northern New Mexico, and in later years he and Diana moved to Glenrock, Wyo.
Harold is survived by his wife Diana, three sisters and one brother, his nine children and their families, 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Harold's children who survive him are: Karen Fallon of Hobbs, Judy Manes of Hobbs, Beth Goad of Casper, Wyo., Toby Slater of Canyon, Texas, John Slater of Nara Visa, Mike Slater of Denver City, Texas; Pete Slater of Bard, N.M., Carrol Sohl Powder, Horn, Colo., and Linda Slater of Casper, Wyo.
Private services were held on Sept. 1 in Glenrock, Wyo.
Messages of condolence may be sent c/o Pete Slater, 932 St. Hwy 392, Bard, N.M., 88411.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Sept. 13, 2013