In memory of
Henrietta Keyes Slagle
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In memory of
Henrietta Keyes Slagle
SLAGLE, Henrietta Henrietta Keyes Slagle passed away October 14, 2016. Known for her smile, she was a proud American who had a life well lived. She always wanted to be useful to people in any way possible. Born August 19, 1922 on a farm outside Helena, Andrew County Missouri, she was the daughter of George B Keyes and Nellie Sexton Keyes. She graduated high school as Valedictorian of Union Star High School (MO). She was enrolled in Northwest Missouri State Teachers College when WWII broke out. The Army asked for dieticians. She applied and was accepted pending graduation and the completion of several hours of graduate nutrition classes at Univ of Wisconsin. She spent her entire army career at Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston. She separated from the army in 1947 with a rank of 1st Lt. In 1948 she was Head Dietitian at the State Sanatorium for Tuberculosis in Iowa and in Jan 1950, assumed responsibilities of Head Administrative Dietitian and Asst Dir of Dietetics at Vanderbilt Hospital. She transferred to Nashville General in 1953. While in Nashville she served as Pres of the Nashville-Davidson County Dietetic Assn. In Sept 1953 she moved into Industrial feeding accepting a position in KC, Kansas with a company that had contracts with General Motors to provide food service in some of their assembly plants. She wrote rotating cycles of menus and standardized all recipes and helped get the new Assembly plant in Arlington TX into operation. She became the Manager of Texas Operations. She met Clifford V Slagle and they were married in 1957 (until his death in 2015.) Once her children were old enough she went back to work and spent 10 years as Director of Quality Control for Southern Kitchens. A very active member of Highland Park UMC for over 55 years, she served on the Official Board, Global Outreach committee, Lay Leader to Annual Conference and on the North Texas Conference Commission on Archives & History and was active in UMW. Later in life she and Cliff became quite active in genealogy. Henrietta served as Treasurer of the Jane Douglas Chapter of the DAR. She was a founding member of the Texas Ladies Auxiliary of the TXSSAR. She received many awards and citations for her leadership, contributions and patriotism including 2 Martha Washington Awards. Henri was President of the George B Dealey Preschool PTA, Mother's Guild of Dallas Civic Ballet and was active in Goals for Dallas, the Dallas Genealogical Society, Military Order of World Wars and the Dallas Committee for Foreign Visitors hosting many visitors over the years. She believed strongly that the only way to lasting world peace is for people in all nations to know and understand each other. She spent many happy years traveling the US and the world with Cliff. Together they visited and studied in over 68 countries and went on almost 40 cruises. Henrietta is survived by her children; James Slagle of Dallas, Susan Rogers (Douglas) of Glendale, CA, Barbara Slagle of Ft Worth and her grandson Jackson Rogers. The family would like to thank Belmont Village caregivers and staff for their loving care and support. A memorial service will be held on October 29 at 10 AM in the sanctuary of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to HPUMC or the charity of your choice. Local Cremation & Funerals
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