Robert “Bob” Leonard Slavin, 82, of Aztec, stepped over into heaven on Thursday, January 31, 2019. He was born August 6, 1936, in Cimarron, NM, to George and Inez Slavin.
Bob graduated high school in Monticello, UT in 1954.
He married Ione Miller in 1956, she preceded him in death. They had five children: Larry Slavin (Debbie), Blane Slavin (deceased), Kathy Slavin, Jack Slavin, and Troy Slavin (Kelli). They had 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He married Ann Burk Bothwell in 1997 and gained five daughters, Leatitia (Jason) Langston, Elizabeth (Todd) Mills, Anita (Glen) Costa, Annette (Marshall) Wentz, Esther (Chris) Ivey; and nine grandchildren with that union.
Bob had various jobs, but trading was his passion.
Bob never met a stranger. With his Roy Rogers good looks, loving life, and the Lord, he always had a smile, handshake, and a big hug for anyone.
He was vigorous, charming, outgoing, steadfast and “a li’l” ornery. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bob’s sisters and brothers are Wanda Lee Brandt (deceased), Jan Okerlund Gillit, Ron Slavin (deceased), Malva Morgan Jones, and Vicky Firkins Romanowski.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, 2019 at New Haven Baptist Temple in Farmington, NM, conducted by Pastor Burt Blackburn. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Monticello (Eastland), UT.
Bob’s care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington, 404 West Arrington St., Farmington, NM 87401, 505-327-5142. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.