Phyllis Marie Slowey Minten
Born in Yankton South Dakota on April 28, 1939, Phyllis lived in Yankton until her parents moved to the Yakama Valley Washington when she was three years old. They moved again to Klamath Falls, Oregon when she was five. She attended Sacred Heart grade school and high school in Klamath Falls where she graduated in 1957. She attended Oregon Technical Institute where she studied dental assisting. She worked as a dental assistant and office manager for several years until opening up her own bookkeeping business in the early 1980s in the San Francisco south bay area where she retired in 1994. Phyllis was married in 1958 in Klamath Falls, OR. and was a loving, caring, compassionate and devoted wife to husband Wayne Minten for 60 years and their four Sons. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kapa social sorority, and San Jose Repertory Theater for many years
She was a Loyal Roman Catholic where she taught CCD for nearly 20 years. She was also a member of the Christian Family Movement, and Ministry of Caring where she gave the Eucharist to those not able to go to Mass. She also participated in hourly devotions in the parish chapel.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her Father and Mother Francis & Marguerite Slowey,
Her son Jeffrey Minten and grandson Wayne William Minten.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Wayne Minten in Tracy, California, three sons Kenneth Minten of Eureka CA., Douglas Minten, Vallejo CA, Mark Minten of Tracy CA. Eight siblings Patrick Slowey of Silverdale WA, Shirley Matchett, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Janet Roberts Trail OR., Virginia Smith Medford, OR., Michael Slowey Placerville, CA., Donna Keylor, Medford, OR., Glenn Slowey Lyons, OR. and Joseph Slowey Medford, OR. She is also survived by eight of her nine grandchildren. Mark Minten Gilroy, CA, Christopher Minten and Melissa Minten Tracy, CA. Rachel Minten Gainesville, Fl. Jessica, Lillian, Jeffery and Rebecca Minten Arcata CA. and three great grandchildren Mariah Minten Tracy CA. and Anthony and Alayna Minten Gilroy, CA.
A Catholic Rosary will be celebrated in her honor at the Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue Tracy, CA. on Sunday evening November 25th at 7:00pm.
On Monday November 26, 2018 there will be a Funeral Mass celebrating her life at 10:30am in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church 163 West Eaton Avenue Tracy, CA. Interment will be in the Tracy Cemetery following the service.