Elizabeth “Carmen” (Sloby) Wentzel
Elizabeth “Carmen” (Sloby) Wentzel, 85, of Wenatchee, went to be with Lord Jesus Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born on February 6, 1929, to Thomas and Katherine Sloby of Mossyrock, WA. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947 and St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1950, both of Tacoma, WA. She was an Industrial Registered Nurse at Alcoa Wenatchee Works in the 1950’s, riding the Alcoa float in the 1958 Apple Blossom Parade. She also worked at the Chelan-Douglas Health District and Regency Manor in Chelan. A few paragraphs could not possibly do justice to this wonderful lady. She was an honorable, caring, loving daughter, sister, cousin, colleague, co-worker, wife, nurse and mother. She had fond affection for both previous husband’s families. Many friendships were cherished by her. She loved Yellowstone National Park, Disneyland, Buchart Gardens, Lake Chelan, Leavenworth Christmas Tree Lighting, New York City, Wenatchee Farmer’s Market, fishing, televised Christmas Eve Mass, 1950’s TV shows, old movies, reading, sewing, Wenatchee British Brass Band, and the old Blewitt Pass Scenic Road. She loved her nursing school reunions, where the latest photograph was taken (2005). She had floral and baking entries in the Chelan County Fair, winning at least one ribbon. She was the best mom ever. She will be greatly missed. I love you mom. She even faced knee replacements, irreversible Glaucoma and hypertension with courage and valor.
She was preceded in death by her beloved father and mother; much loved brothers, Sgt. Frank Sloby (1957), PFC Herman Sloby (Okinawa, 1945); much loved sister, Margaret (1986); many much loved relatives and friends; and former husband, Donald C. Wentzel (1991), a loving, caring father.
Graveside Services will be held at St. Ive’s Catholic Church Cemetery at Harmony, near Mossyrock, WA, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Memorials may be made to: the Franciscan Foundation, P.O. Box 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401-9836; the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, United Service Org., St. Ives Catholic Church of Harmony, WA, Reverend Billy Graham. Also to KSPS TV 7, PBS TV of Spokane, WA to sustain Lawrence Welk, Daniel O’Donnell, My Music: Doo Wop and My Music: 1950’s.