The Norman Transcript


June 25, 2013

Linda Gay Slatt

Linda Gay Slatt —  Nov. 21, 1944, to June 22, 2013 — was a wonderful, loving, sharing, giving and elegant woman, mother and wife. She prided herself in her independence, even up to the time she left her earthly body. There never was a person who Linda Gay would meet without walking away with a new, mutual friend.

One of her greatest joys was traveling, and she touched the lives and hearts of many people both at home and abroad. Another of her passions was reading, and she would often devour a book at a single sitting. Wherever she lived, she always took her extensive library of what she called her “friends.” She had many accomplishments, including raising her own family as well as two stepsons, zoo docent, Realtor, shop owner and her proudest time while in Norman, as elected president of the OU Faculty Spouse Association. She will be missed by many, many friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sonny Pickrell; mother, Ferol Jones; infant daughter, Crystal James; brother, Mickey Pickrell; and sister, Virgie Thomas.

She is survived by her husband, Roger M. Slatt; son, Clifford James and wife Kalette; daughter, Lacretia Roland; granddaughters Kourtlyn James, Whitney Smith and husband Rusty, Tyler Bosman and husband Zoren and Shayla Samarron and husband Frank; grandsons Copeland and Cutter James; great-granddaughters Austin, Abigail and Miracle; great-grandsons Dorrian and Caleb; brother, Bennie Pickrell and wife Linda; stepsons Thomas Slatt and Andrew Slatt; and step-grandson Alexander Slatt.

A celebration of Linda Gay’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013. For location, contact or 802-9220.

Memorial donations may be given to a scholarship/student support fund that will be established in Linda Gay’s name for OU graduate students in petroleum geology or geophysics. For information, contact Nancy Leonard at or 325-3256.

Arrangements for Linda and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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Norman Transcript, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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