Desert View Funeral Home & Desert View Memorial Park
11478 Amargosa RD, Victorville, CA
Mildred Helen Slawson
October 2, 1926 – July 3, 2019
Mildred Helen Slawson, age 92, of Newark, California passed away on Wednesday July 3, 2019. Mildred was born October 2, 1926 in Newark, Ohio.
Mildred Helen Favill moved from Ohio in 1941 with her mother and two sisters and graduated from Lake City High School in Minnesota. She worked at Jack’s café with her Mother, Edith Favill, and especially enjoyed ice skating with her sister, Jeanette.
She married Vernon Willis Slawson on April 23, 1945. Mildred and Vernon moved to Southern California in 1948. They were some of the early residents of Devore, a small community near the San Bernardino Mountains. Mildred Slawson was a mother of two and homemaker. She and Vernon built their own home on the old Route 66. Many a summer was spent traveling to Minnesota and camping at Lake Isabella, California with family and friends.
Mildred lived in Devore until 1995. After Vernon's passing, she then moved to Hesperia, California to be closer to her sister, Alva. She became a member of Faith Luthern Church in Hesperia, CA.
Mildred resided with Jerry Bedient in 2001 until Jerry’s passing in 2006. They were active members of an Organ Club and enjoyed traveling in their RV. In 2011 Mildred moved to Newark, CA, to reside with daughter and family. Mildred had a passion for spending time with family, writing letters and coloring. She is survived by daughter Charlotte (Ron) Allison She was preceded in death by daughter Carolyn (Ronnie) Galloway Mildred is survived by six grandchildren. Anthony (Sandra) Galloway, Kevin (Heather) Galloway, Sherry (Henry) Womack, Charity (Jose) Jara, Wendy (Bill) Smith, and Casey (Cindy) Galloway. She is also survived by 16 Great Grandchildren. Mildred is survived by 4 sisters, Jeanette Peters, Alva Nelson, Laverna Kaiser, and Velora Mersey Funeral arrangements will be held at 10AM, July 16, 2019, at Desert View Memorial Park, Victorville, CA A visitation for Mildred will be held Monday, July 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Desert View Funeral Home, 11478 Amargosa Rd, Victorville, California 92392. A graveside service will occur Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM at Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Rd, Victorville, California 92392.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.desertviewcares.com for the Slawson family.
- Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019