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Isabel Slater

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Isabel Slater Obituary
ISABEL SLATER Isabel "Betty" Slater died Sunday, November 5, 2017 peacefully at her home at the age of 102. She was born December 6, 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She immigrated to San Francisco in approximately 1918 with her Father, Step Mother and Sister (Margret Green). At age 12 she obtained her driver's license, because her step mother was a terrible driver and her father was ill. When she came home with her license, her father promptly tore up her step mother's license. Her step Mother could not have been more thrilled to have a new driver in the family. In 1938 Betty married the love of her life Donald Slater in Chico Ca. They met at business school, which led to teaching school for Don. They moved to Galt Ca for Don's first teaching job, living off a 100 pound sack of beans gifted to them upon their move. The beans came in handy as Don did not get paid for the first two months. In 1948 they began building houses during the summer and their son Howard was born. They soon moved back to Chico were Don continued building some 300 homes and many commercial buildings. Betty kept the books, collected rent and the overdue bills. She was very good at her job. They also built and operated Almond Grove Mobile Home Park. Their son Howard took over leadership of D.H. Slater and Son in 1982 which is now being passed down to his son Brandon Slater making it a third generation company. Don and Betty were happily married for 74 years. They spent their retirement fishing in Montana and Crescent City and touring California in their converted Greyhound Bus with their coach club. Betty continued to drive until she was 96, collecting rent for the families properties and going to sewing group. Betty was an accom-plished seamstress and knitter, a skill she passed down to her granddaughter Lindsay Slater. She was an active member of the Josephine Chapter of Eastern Star. Betty leaves behind her son, Howard Slater, her daughter-in-law Diane Slater, her granddaugh-ter Lindsay Slater, her grandson Brandon Slater, his wife Racheal Slater and their three children Emma, Revin and Lena Rose. Betty lived and incred-ible life and was a guiding light to her family and influenced many who came in contact with her. Services will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 4PM at Newton Bracewell Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico Ca. In lieu of flowers please donate to The , an organization that does so much good and was so close to Betty's heart.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 15, 2017
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