Life Story for Muriel Slane
Muriel Mae Slane, 81, our beautiful, gentle, loving wife, mother and grandmother has gone to be with Jesus on Friday, May 5, 2017 at her home.
She was born November 18, 1935 in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Robert Paul and Helen Mabel Smith. Muriel graduated from Burley High School in 1954. When she was 16, she started working at the King's store in Burley. A more significant event during her senior year was meeting her future husband Floyd Slane. She said she would spend her paycheck at the dress store next door to King's, and although her bank balance would be zero, she had nice dresses.
Muriel and Floyd were married February 26, 1955 in Rupert, Idaho. They started out their married life in Burley. She and Floyd "Pink" moved to the Wood River Valley with their three small children in 1965, settling into their permanent home on East Fork in 1968.
Mom devoted her life to her family and the Lord. She was always there, no matter what, welcoming us with her smile and open arms. In all aspects of her's and our lives, Mom always put an emphasis on prayer, salvation, forgiveness and the Holy Spirit. She was an avid reader of the Bible and spiritual teachings. Some of her favorite authors were Joseph Prince, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland.
Mom was the heart and hub of our family. Her warmth, love, reassurances and positive affirmations kept us all feeling loved and special. Throughout life, Mom maintained a sunny disposition, clever wit and keen sense of humor.
Despite her own failing health, Mom was dedicated to her husband as his primary caregiver. Mom had the ability to make others feel good about themselves. She freely gave compliments and positive words to everyone she met.
We wish to thank the following individuals: Esther Scott, St. Lukes Home Health Care (Melody, Bonnie, Betty Ann), Senior Connection Meals on Wheels and housekeeping staff and doctors Fairman, Rosenblum, and McClure.
Back when she was able to actively attend, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Hailey. She enjoyed the services and social interaction with the wonderful people who befriended her there.
Her surviving family includes her husband Floyd “Pink” Slane, Sr.; son Floyd Slane, daughter Meredi (Robert) Wagner, son Bert (Gina) Slane; granddaughters Lauren (Ron) Henderson and children Zane and Graham, Emily Slane, Amanda (Jason) Slane and daughter Skyla; grandsons Mark (Jillian) Nelson and children Isaiah and Preston, Paul Nelson, Matthew (Allie) Slane; brother Meredith (Naydene) Smith and children Donna, Jolie, and Wendy; sister Carolyn (Charles) Williams and children Cary and Jimmy. Going home before her were her parents Helen and Robert Smith.
The Memorial Service will be at 3:00 pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Rock Church, 511 N. Main Street, Hailey, Idaho. Friends may call at Wood River Chapel from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm prior to the service on Thursday, May 11.