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Sandra Gail Sleater
02/08/1948 — 05/02/2012
From Pasco, WA | Born in Walla Walla, WA
Sandra Gail Sleater
Sandra Gail Sleater, 64, passed away at Kadlec Medical Center on May 2, 2012 in the presence of her three daughters. Born in Walla Walla at St. Mary's Hospital on February 8, 1948 to Herbert and Beulah Mae Lasater, she is survived by her children, Lara Art Ortega, Traci Travis Trulson, Eric Rachel Sleater, Erin Sleater, and Shannon McBride, whom she always considered a son, as well as her very cherished grandchildren, Jordan, Alli, Shelby, Keegan, William and Andrea. She is also survived by her mother, Beulah Lasater and siblings, Darlene Snow, Mary Ralph Lettau, David Julie Lasater along with numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by everyone she touched. She graduated from Columbia High School, Richland, in 1966 and was married to Bill Sleater in December of 1969. To say she was the rock of our family with her virtues and sacrifices would be an understatement.
A selfless mother and grandmother to her family and their friends, she provided everyone who crossed her path with inspiration, strength and faith. An avid sports fan, she never missed a sporting event for her grandkids and was always an animated viewer on the side lines or watching games before the TV. She loved traveling; camping and reading. She always had a smile on her face and a glow of love and life, even until the end.
She was preceded in death by her older brother Garland, former husband Bill, sister Linda June, father Herbert and son-in-law Randy Snow. A special thank you to Dr. Hamarneh, out-patient and 3rd floor oncology nurses at Kadlec. Our family appreciates those nurses that were with Mom in her final moments and the incredible care they showed our mother and family. A public viewing will be at the Einan's Funeral Home, Richland on Sunday May 6th, 2012 from 12-3. Funeral service will be held at Bethel Church 600 Shockley Road in Richland on Monday May, 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm. There will be a graveside service and celebration of Sandi's life immediately following at Einan's in Richland. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to the Tri-City Cancer Center in her memory.
Erin & family,
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Lara and family,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I know how you treasured and adored her. She knew that, too. I hold you close in my heart and in my thoughts.
Lara and family. I am so sorry to hear of your Mother passing away. It is a great burden for all of you to be put through this again so soon. My heart and prayers are with you. May God’s arms take you in for comfort.
To the Lasater and Sleater families: Sandy was a classmate and friend, always kind and always smiling. I’m sad to learn of her passing. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge you’ll one day see her again.
I am so sorry for your loss. Sandra was one of the kindest person I have every known. My prayers are with your family.