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Donalda Slaugenhoupt Aug. 24, 1912 -- Feb. 20, 2006

LEWISTON -- Donalda R. Slaugenhoupt, a member of the Lewiston and Youngstown Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries who taught patriotism and citizenship to children, died Monday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. She was 93.

Born Donalda Brooks in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., she lived most of her life in Lewiston, Youngstown and Niagara Falls. She also lived in Ticonderoga for eight years.

She worked at Bell Aircraft during World War II, Kimberly-Clark Corp. for five years and then Walker's Laundry in Lewiston for six years.

Mrs. Slaugenhoupt was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church, the Youngstown Senior Citizens, the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries of Down River Post 7487 in Lewiston and Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown. Active in VFW reading programs, she taught patriotism and citizenship to schoolchildren. She enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes.

In 1939, she married Lawson N. "Ty" Slaugenhoupt Jr. He died in 1974.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth of Lewiston; a sister, Marion McAuley of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services were held today in Hardison Funeral Home. Burial was in Riverdale Cemetery.


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