Virginia “Gee” M. Slate, 90, died with her family by her bedside on July 21, 2021. She was born to Charles and Verna Fisher on Oct. 11, 1930 in Deming, N.M.
Since her dad was a gold miner during the depression, they traveled many places for work, ending up in Grass Valley where she graduated from high school in 1948.
After graduation, Gee moved to Sacramento with her sister Grace, where she met and married her husband Ray in 1951 in Sacramento. The couple had five children. Two, Karen and Sharon, both died shortly after birth. Children Dennis, Debbie and Don soon followed, and Ray and Gee moved the family to Galt in 1960.
While living in Galt, Gee started attending Galt Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, along with her sister Grace. Virginia loved singing, quilting, riding horses and motorcycles.
After her husband Ray retired in 1992, they moved to Cataldo in northern Idaho where Virginia lived until her passing.
Virginia M. Slate is survived by her three children Dennis Slate of Cataldo, Idaho; Debbie Roberge (Frank) of Rathdrum, Idaho; Don Slate of Cataldo, Idaho; sisters Grace McCune of Herald and Barbara Sena of Sacramento; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 44 years Ray, father and mother, three brothers, two daughters, one grandson and one grandson-in-law.
Services will also be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Herald Baptist Church, 12037 Conley Rd. in Herald, Calif.