HOOPER —Anna Virginia (Roetker, Slane)Denton, 92 long time resident of Hooper, Colo. died at San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, Colo. on Nov. 18, 2012.
She was born May 29, 1920 in Caney, Kan., to Anthony John and Etta Bess (Rice) Roetker. Anna grew up in the San Luis Valley and attended school in Center, Moffat, and Hooper, Colo. She married Roy John Slane on Nov. 14, 1936, and he preceded her in death in 1961.
Five children were born to their union, Cleo M. (Kenneth) Powell of Monte Vista, Colo. Jimmy H. Slane of Hooper, Colo. Tom D.(Cindy) Slane of Victor, Colo. William “Bill” (Peggy) Slane of Cherryvale, Kan. and John W. (Tina) Slane of Hooper. She was remarried to Charlie Denton who preceded her in death in 1985. Charlie was buried in the Uracca Cemetery.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter Cleo, grandson Donald Powell, her son, Bill, her brother Merrette Roetker and sisters Ethal Roetker, Mildred (Ray) Clutter and Mary Marjorie (Sam) Wills.
She is survived by seven grandchildren:, Tandy (Jimmy) Slane Ducette of Sanford, N.C., Joe Slane (Tom) of Hooper, Colo. Loretta Slane (Fox) (Tom) of Carpenter, Wyo.. Steve Kelly (Bill) of Kansas City, Kan. Robert “Bobby” Slane (Bill) of Cherryvale, Kan., Tuck Slane(John) of Hooper; two step-granddaughters Carri and Danae of Colorado Springs (Tom and Cindy), 10 great-grandchildren, Melissa and Ryan(Tandy), Ryan, Brooke, Jake, Jessica, (Joe), Kyle and Amethyst (Loretta), and Caleb and Conner ( Bobby). She is also She is survived by one sister, Regina Cunningham of Missouri, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Anna requested cremation with no funeral. She will be interred beside her first husband Roy, in the Monte Vista Cemetery
Arrangements are by Strohmayer`s Funeral Home 205 S. Broadway Monte Vista, CO.