GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Wednesday, July 2, 2003

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Agnes Slonaker

RITZVILLE, Wash. -- Chinook native and former resident Agnes (Monson) Slonaker, 88, who had lived in Ritzville, Wash., for the past 46 years, died of natural causes Monday at a Ritzville care center.

Her funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery in Havre. Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville and Holland and Bonine Funeral Home of Havre are in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Fred Slonaker, of Ritzville; a son, Norman Slonaker of New York; a daughter, Janice Shineman of Shelton, Wash.; and sisters Esther Dougherty of Chinook and Helen Monson of San Francisco

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 2, 2003

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AGNES SLONAKER


Slonaker

RITZVILLE, Wash. - Agnes Monson Slonaker, 88, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at a Ritzville care center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Emanuel Lutheran Church at Ritzville. Graveside services will be held at the Highland Cemetery at Havre on Monday at 1 p.m. Viewing was today at Danekas Chapel in Ritzville.

She was born in Chinook on Aug. 28, 1914, to Martin and Gina (Halingstad) Monson. Agnes graduated from Chinook High School in 1932.

She married Fred T. Slonaker on Aug. 19, 1938, at Havre. They lived in Montana, where Fred worked in the gas fields before moving their family to Ritzville in 1957.

Agnes was a homemaker and Fred managed the Columbia Gas Company. They made Ritzville their home the past 46 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Fred; son, Norman (Helen) of New York; daughter, Janice (Steve) Shineman of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Esther Dougherty of Chinook and Helen Monson of San Francisco, Calif.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 206 S. Division, Ritzville, WA 99169.

Danekas Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements at Ritzville, and Holland and Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements at Havre

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