Slayter, Kathleen Leonard Slayter, Kathleen Leonard (Kathey), 72,, resident of Phoenix area, died on Oct. 9th. She was in peace and surrounded by her family at her time. Born in 1944 at Randolph Air Field, Texas, Kathey grew up in Denver, Colorado with her sister, Chrissy and brother, Nat. Kathey's grandmothers, Oma and Nana, were a cherished influence throughout her life. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1965. Kathey and Chris met in San Francisco in 1972 and fell in love over her grandmother's famous pot roast and were married in 1973 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. They moved to Phoenix in 1974. Kathey was passionate about Western art and was actively engaged with Western Art Associates, part of the Phoenix Art Museum. She served as president and other offices and was also on their Board for many years. Kathey was also a Master Docent at the museum. Kathey was known for her delicious home cooked meals, incredible hospitality, her beautiful needlepoint and her flamboyant attire, never one to blend into the crowd. She was a welcome member of the equestrian community, whether as volunteer, spectator, or horseshow mom to everyone. Kathey spent 100s of hours volunteering at Family Arts Needle Point shop. Kathey was an avid collector and devoted animal lover. She is survived by her husband, Chris, her two daughters, Amy and Gilly, granddaughter Meredith, her brother and sister, and several nieces and nephews. Please make a donation in Kathey's name to a charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers. Kathey's memorial services will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:30pm at Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 East Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ. All are welcome. To truly honor Kathey's memory please refrain from wearing any dark or subdued clothing, choose your happiest shades and wear them proudly. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.
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