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Funeral Services Set Tuesday For Mrs. Slavens

80-Year-Old Helena Resident Dies At Hospital Here

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday in the Opp-Conrad-Retz chapel for Ellen Carpenter Slavens, 80, 1008 Livingston, widow of the late Henry L. Slavens, who died Saturday night at St. Peter's hospital. Dr. George S. Morrell of St. Paul's Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Placer cemetery near Winston.

Mrs. Slavens was born March 18, 1867, at Beaver creek. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Filson Carpenter, pioneer residents of that area, and spent her childhood in the White Sulphur Springs, Castle and Winston communities.

On Oct. 3, 1894, she married Mr. Slavens, who preceded her in death in 1940, and the family resided at Old Iron Age gulch near Winston until moving to Helena in 1915.

She was a member of the Society of Montana Pioneers and took an active part in the work of that organization.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. P. J. Madden of Livingston; two sons, Walter L. Slavens and Perry L. Slavens of Helena; a sister, Mrs. Verne Donaldson of Butte, and seven grandchildren.

The Independent-Record (Helena, Montana), July 27, 1947.