Warren L. Slentz passed away on Feb. 21, 2014. He was born Dec. 2, 1929 in Colville.
He was a resident of Prestiage Care and Rehabilitation in Clarkston, where he passed away due to medical complications.
He was the son of Fred James Slentz and Mable Alice (Fjarli) Slentz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lewis Slentz; his sister, Winifred Wood, and by his wife, Delvina M. Slentz.
Warren is survived by his daughters, Shannon L. Picard, Winchester, Idaho; Colleen M. Loo, Juliaetta, Idaho.
Also surviving him are his grandsons: William L. Loo, Lapwai, Idaho, and Christopher A. L. Loo, Juliaetta.
He is also survived by Tom Slentz, Spokane; Sam Slentz, Seattle; Dick Slentz, Yuma, Arizona; Larry Slentz and Darrell Moore, Spokane; Dwayne DeHart, Colville; Carol DeHart Lundquist, Colville; Danny DeHart, Chewelah; Joyce Thompson, Spokane; and Mary Lawson, Colville.
Warren was raised on a farm on Old Dominion Mountain, just outside of Colville, where he worked not only on the farm, but was an all-around lumberjack during his younger years. He later was employed by Avery Lumber Company at Kettle Falls and by the San Poil Lumber Company in Curlew.
In 1971, he moved his family to Colfax to work and live on a wheat ranch owned and operated by Glenn Miller and Sons.
He retired in 1994 and moved to Keller with his wife Delvina. She purchased a home through the Colville Confederated Tribe.
He lived there until September 2012, when he moved to Prestiage Care and Rehabilitation so he could be closer to his family.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and rebuilding all types of engines. He especially liked a good, rousing game of pinochle. He would get elated when he could bid you up and then set you at a high bid, out bid you, or go out on you with a big hand of 1,500 or higher trump.
He helped anyone who needed assistance. He would go out of his way to help his family. He was a very outgoing, joyful person. He had a very joyful, robust, and distinct laugh. If you heard it once, and then you heard it again, you knew who it was.
To honor Warren’s last request, he will be buried with his father at the Highland Cemetery at Colville. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m.
A memorial potluck dinner will be held following the service at 3:30 p.m. at the Eagle’s Lodge in Colville (608 North Wynne Street).
Arrangements are being provided by Vasser-Rawles of Lewiston, Idaho.
To honor Warren’s previous request, he was cremated.
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