Our Dear Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, and friend Edna Gabriella Slattery passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 15, 2021. Edna Gabriella Martinez was the third child of Santanita and Agapito Martinez they had seven children all together. She was born in Raton, Taos, New Mexico on July 28, 1933. Grandma Edna was known by everyone to always have fresh chili, beans, and especially potatoes ready along with a hug for anyone who came to visit. When she was young she loved to embroider pillowcases as one of her hobbies, she loved to read Amish romance books, work on word search puzzles, watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. One of her dreams was to become an interior decorator, her house was so beautifully decorated, and welcoming to all who entered her home. She was an amazing cook and storyteller. She could tell you stories from when she was young living and working on a farm in Taos New Mexico with her family. She would tell stories of her childhood adventure growing up and raising her family. She could keep your interest for hours, she loved to talk about old times. Edna loved her children very much and sacrificed her time and love for each one of them. She was a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother and was proud of them, she loved them all.
Edna Slattery is survived by her son Charles Whiteman( wife Camina) daughter Vicky Guy (husband Michael), son-in-law Marty Bright, daughter-in-law Margaret Whiteman and by her grandchildren Christopher DeJesus, Beckie Austin, Matthew Black, Kaiden Whiteman, Kalib Whiteman, Ethan Whiteman, Arianna Whiteman, Cory Bright, Joshua Whiteman, Brittney, Bridget and Brianna and her great grandchildren, by her sister's Margarita (Maggie) Gallegos and Fabiola (Faby) Montemayor.
Edna was preceded in death
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself. by her husband William Slattery, her sons Albert Whiteman, Gary Whiteman, Joseph Whiteman and daughter Darlene Bright. Her granddaughter Melanie Bright, grandsons Cameron Bright and Jason Bright. Her brothers Blas D. Martinez, Adonias (Tony) Martinez, John C. Martinez, Tobias (Toby)Martinez. United again with all those who have gone before her. As they celebrate the victorious day of their reunion in heaven. For all those who are left to feel the sorrow of our loss may God be with each of us and give us comfort as we mourn a beautiful angel who has fulfilled her mission on this earth and loved us dearly as we show our love in keeping her memory alive in our hearts. Until we meet again Edna Gabriella Slattery you will be treasured in all of our hearts.
Please join us at Saint Andrew Catholic Parish 11835 South 3600 West Riverton, UT 84065 on Thursday June 17th at 4:00 p.m. for church service and celebration of life for Edna Gabriella Slattery.
- Survived By
- Charles and Camina Whiteman, Children
- Vicky and Michael Guy, Children
- Preceded in Death By
- Darlene and Marty Bright, Children
- Joseph and Margaret Whiteman, Children
- Albert Whiteman, Children
- Gary Whiteman, Children
- William E. Slattery, Husband
- Melanie Bright, granddaughter
- Cameron Bright,
- Jason Bright, grandson
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My Edna(mom) you will always be mom to me we’ve shared a lot together I thank you you for your son Gary that brought you three granddaughters Britnee, Brigett and Breanna and great grandkids. We will cherish you for all the good food and the love you gave us. My heart is sad that your not here with us but I know you are in good hands with Bill and your family❤️🙏 I love you so much mom and will miss you dearly. Rest now and enjoy your time with your loved ones❤️Forever you will be in my heart until we see each other again sending you love and prayers 🙏always and forever!
Charles, Camina and All Edna's Grandchildren and extended Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I only found out of Edna's passing when we found out about Little Darlene.
I am Edna's cousin. I babysat all except Charles(we knew him as Chucky) for a few years. The last time I sat for Edna was whole summer I was going into the 8th grade when the family lived on Yale Ave. I stayed there at the house and would go home on the weekends. I have many memories of Edna from the time she and Albert(Winkie) moved to Salt Lake from Cheyenne. She was Aunt Edna to my family. We love her and will miss her.
Condolences to the family. Was sad to hear of Edna passing. We know that the last several years were not the best years of her life. She went through health issues and sadness over the loss of loved ones. We will always remember her for how sweet she was to us when we were in her presences. We pray her loved ones were there with open arms to welcome her in ever lasting life with our Lord and Savior Jesus, and she is now resting in peace. God Bless family and friends.
The moment you stepped into my life, it has forever changed. You showed me kindness and love with open arms to embrace me in your care. You celebrated my marriage to your son and cared for me as a daughter and welcomed me into your beautiful family. You helped Charles and I to find direction together with your nourishing love. You celebrated our first house and the birth of three sons and a daughter. You're unconditional love for each of your grandchildren, for my children and others you have. You taught me to cook and techniques to clean and set an example of Christ like love. You welcomed others with open arms and gave strangers your shoes or whatever you had. You thought of others before yourself, unselfishly you gave with all of your love. My heart hurts oh so much because you are no longer here. The many tears that I weep because I miss you oh so dear. I will miss our walks in the wilderness or the trails around the bend. I will miss your laughter and the joy that you had. I will miss your singing and our dances around the house. I will miss our adventures and the stories you shared. I will miss our random icecream craving stops and the treasures we would find at the sagunda shop(DI) that we bought. Oh the memories oh so sweet they are all that is left. So carefully I will place them in my heart to keep. Though it's hard to let go of the many tomorrow we could have had together, the dreams and the hopes and the meals together. I will embrace the love and what we did share. Was more that I could have ever asked for. I had many years to know you and you to know me. The books that we read, artwork we made, the meals that we cooked together. Your helping hand when I stood in need, you stepped up to help in any way that you could. I was blessed to have you under my care, when you had your struggles and your health became weak. You needed me and I needed you. Forever you will be remembered, for you are kept in my heart. You have become so much more to me over the years. You were like a mother, the very best mother-in-law I could have ever asked for. You were the mother to my husband and grandma to my children. But most importantly you were my friend. When God brought you into my life, he sent me the best. An angel sent from heaven. God knew that I needed you and you needed me. So to Him I am grateful that He sent you to to me. In my heart I will keep the memories we shared. Until we meet again I will always think of you and all the wonderful blessings that you were to me.
I am so sorry Charles, Camina, Kaiden, Jessica, Kalib, Ethan, Arianna, Vicki, Darlene, Marty and all of Edna’s family. Edna was a special blessing in my life and I am grateful we became good friends. I loved going for rides, going to play bingo, going to the Deseret Industries. I loved going to LaFrontera and Chubby’s with her. Chubby’s was her favorite place to eat. I loved making her laugh. I will always cherish our friendship.
May 18, 2021