Class of 1940
1940 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
- 17 years old and the daughter of Mrs. Helena Malzahn, 902 Cedar street. She was born October 4, 1922, at the home where she now lives.
She has been a member of the Red Hots, pep club, for the past five years and a member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls for five years. She was treasurer of her home room class in 1937-38; president in 1935-36; vice-president in 1939-40 and a member of the student council in 1935-36. She was also drill leader for the Red Hots in 1939-40.
Next year Irene will go to Oklahoma City to take a secretarial course at Draughans’ Business College there.
Irene Helena (Malzahn) Slaton
October 4, 1922 – June 20, 2001
A graveside service for Irene Slaton, age 78, mother of a Perry man, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Glen Miller and Dr. Jerry Tucker officiating.
Mrs. Slaton was born to Gustave and Helena Freese Malzahn on October 4, 1922 in Perry, Oklahoma, and died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid.
She attended Perry schools, graduating in 1940. On February 13, 1943, she married Vernon Charles Slaton, Jr. He was in the military, so they lived many places before returning to Oklahoma in 1964.
She worked at J.C. Penney’s in Enid for over 20 years. She was a member of Eastern Star, serving as secretary while in Puerto Rico. She was also the secretary of the Columbus, Ohio P.T.A, and an active member of The Golden Rule Club, and New Hope United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by one daughter, Sandra McLain and husband Ed of Enid; one son Vernon Charles (Chuck) Slaton III and wife Virginia of Perry; two sisters, Alice Lasater of Pecos, Texas, and Dora Kamp of Denton, Texas; five grandchildren, Jennifer Stowers, Renee and Chad Throckmorton, Mark Stowers, Martha (Martie) and Michael Dunn, and Jason and Lisa Slaton; and three great grandchildren, JayCee, Dillon and Hayden Throckmorton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; one brother, Karl Malzahn; and one sister, Mildred Ingram.