Tue, Feb. 25

Obituary: Edwin Earl Slipher

Flagstaff, native and one of the truly good guys, Edwin (ED) Earl Slipher born July 26, 1952 in Winslow and passed away on November 7, 2013 after a several year bout with cancer. He spent his final hours surrounded by the love of family and numerous friends. Ed was one of the most affable and considerate people that any of us have ever been blessed to know. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. Ed's love for science and all things technical meant a career in engineering was his destiny. He is an EE graduate of ASU. His career in the semiconductor industry spanned over 35 years with Motorola, National Semiconductor and QP Semi, now e2v. He retired as one of the world's most well-respected experts on High Reliability grade semiconductor processing.

Ed's life was one of constantly extending a helping hand to others. He had a special heart for those who had little in the way of a safety net. He was always looking at how he could help friends and family members the resulting string of those he touched spans the globe. He was always surprising some ranging from a perfectly-timed encouraging phone call or a couple of sacks of groceries or even a donated car He loved flying his Cardinal and brought it back to Flagstaff after retiring but was not able to get much stick time.

He is survived by his loving parents Earl and Gloria Slipher of Flagstaff, AZ, his brother Les and his wife Terri of Cottonwood, AZ, his daughter Jessica Wilson and her husband Kiel of Prairieville, LA and his nephews, Christopher Slipher and wife Nallely of Everett, WA, Mark Slipher and his wife Evelyn of Cottonwood and Stephen Slipher and his wife Nicole of Portland, OR and his loyal companion, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Dr. E.C. Slipher and Elizabeth Tidwell Slipher and Edwin H. Olsen and Mattie Lynch Olsen.

His Celebration of life will be Monday, Nov 25, at 1:30 at the Elk's Lodge #499, at 2110 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be sent to Poore Medical Clinic, a Free Medical Clinic, 120 W. Fine Ave. Flagstaff, Arizona 86001. This is an all-volunteer clinic committed to serving as many people in need of health care as possible.

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