Floretta A. Slatter
Flo was born March 16, 1935, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was raised on the Salmon Tract by her grandfather, George Carter. She graduated from Filer High School in 1953 and went on to graduate from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1957. On Dec. 22, 1959, she married the love of her life, Bob Slatter of Filer, Idaho. Flo was a loving wife, mother, sister, nurse and friend. She was married to Bob for 44 years and lovingly took care of him for many years until he passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2003.
Flo was actively involved in her community. She helped promote the building of the Filer Swimming Pool and also the CSI auditorium through fundraising efforts. Flo was a devoted charge nurse and supervisor at MVRMC for 25 years. She also worked in long-term care and hospice for 10 years prior to starting Hospice Visions Inc. in 1995 with her daughter, Tami. Flo was very dedicated to Hospice Visions Inc. and continued to support it even after her retirement in early 2013. Flo was actively involved in both the Filer American Legion Auxiliary and the Filer High School Alumni as president and member for many years. She received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and became a lifetime member of the Cambridge Who’s Who registry in the 2008 to 2009 Edition. Flo enjoyed dancing, camping, traveling and just plain hard work with her family. She is now dancing with dad in Heaven.
Flo is survived by her daughter, Tami Slatter (Jerry Gunter); sister-in-law, Betty Hayes; brother-in-law, Harold Slatter; nephews, Kenny, Randy and Rod Pooler; and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Slatter; and son, Douglas “Stubby” Slatter.
The family gives special thanks to the loving team at Hospice Visions for the kindness and compassion given to Flo during her end-of-life journey these past months.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave. E. in Twin Falls. The celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at Rosenau Funeral Home; a luncheon follows. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Filer Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to Hospice Visions Inc., 1770 Park View Drive, Twin Falls, ID 83301 in Flo’s name.
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