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Montie Dean "SKIP" Slaughter

February 2, 1957 — January 20, 2024

Hotchkiss

Montie “Skip” Dean Slaughter

2/2/1957 – 1/20/2024

 Skip Slaughter passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Hope West Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 13 days from turning 67 years old!

 We will be having an “informal” Skipdogg’s Celebration Extravaganza on his 67th birthday! Skipdogg’s Extravaganza will be held on Friday, February 2 at the Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss, Colorado from 1-3 pm. Please dress however is comfortable to you. Skip loved wearing camo, as he loved to hunt. And his favorite colors are black and blue! We will be truly “partying down” as Skip would with lunch, music, Skipdogg’s jerky and sharing memories. In honor of Skip, we will enjoy his favorite past time: smoking a cigar! If you would like to join, please bring your favorite cigar or we will have his favorite White Owl cigars in fresh mango, white peach and tropical twist! 

 Skip was born in Merced, California to LeEtta (Rowland) and Montie Slaughter. A few months after his birth, Skip’s  family picked up and moved to Arizona where they spent 3 years between Phoenix and Glendale. When Skip was 3 years old, their family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he spent the rest of his childhood and many years of adulthood!

 Skip became best friends with Reid Fix, who lived a block away from his family home in Las Vegas. Little did they know, Reid’s baby sister would become Skip’s future wife. Skip and Lee Ann met when they were just 10 and 8 years old. What first started out as a more sibling relationship, grew into a friendship as they became teens, then finally became “best buds” as roommates. Next thing we knew--they were married on February 14, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Truly a love story! Skip was hands down in love with his wife, and the feeling was mutual from Lee Ann. In years to come, Skip would tell his kids, “I love you, but I love your mom more!” Their kids always rolled their eyes, but loved knowing that their parents had true, rare love for one another. 

 In 1990, Skip and his family moved to Eckert, Colorado and soon made their way to Hotchkiss where his wife still resides today! Skip and his family went on many road trip vacations through the years where they had to make sure any motel they stayed at had a swimming pool. Skip and Lee Ann were human fish, and each of their kids followed suit! As a family, they spent every summer and fall in the mountains at their favorite camping spot where his kids will continue to camp and hunt with their own families! Skip was a jack of all trades! In his many years of work, he went from working at boxing prize fight gigs, dry cleaners, movie theater, electronics, Uranium mine, slaughterhouse, construction, trucking, Speedy Refrigeration, “Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds” for Delta County for 20 years and finally, the creator and boss man of the famous Skipdogg’s Jerky sold locally and nationally! Phew!!! What meant most to Skip was his family (which is massive)!

 Skip is survived by his wife, Lee Ann (Fix) Slaughter; his children Matthew Wells (Tracy), Jenna Zeldenthuis (James), Jesse Slaughter (Brittney) and Jonathan Slaughter (Callie); his 10 grandkids: Jakobi, Laynee, Rain, Easton, Cruiz, Riley, BowDean, Jayci, Russell and Bryson; Skip’s mother, LeEtta (Rowland) Slaughter, and siblings: Kathy (Robert), Diane, Bill (Paula), Jerri (Larry) and Laura (Mark); his mother-in-law, Mattie (George) Pearce, sister-in-law: Lou Ann, and brother-in-law and infamous best friend, Reid (Arnetta). Skip is preceded in death by his father, Montie George Slaughter and his brother-in-law, Lee Ann’s brother, Russell Fix.

 Skip had over 25 famous sayings! Today, we will leave you with a few of our favorites: If any of us kids or grandkids got hurt-- “Have you ever heard of a ‘hurts donut’…it’s not as sweet, it hurts...don’t it?” “It would have killed an ordinary man!” “I dig it!” “RIGHT ON!!!” “Jack off back!” “I’ll decide!” “I’m tougher than most!” and our personal favorite… “See me later!”

 In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Montie “Skip” Slaughter’s name to: Hope West Care Center located at 3090 North 12th Street in Grand Junction, CO 81506. Skip’s family cannot express the true angels on Earth from Hope West. In a time of true heartbreak, the staff there truly made a difference in Skip’s comfort and loved him and his family through every day spent there! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the love, care and true gifts you brought to our family!

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“informal” Skipdogg’s Celebration Extravaganza on his 67th birthday!

Friday, February 2, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

We will be having an “informal” Skipdogg’s Celebration Extravaganza on his 67th birthday! Skipdogg’s Extravaganza will be held on Friday, February 2 at the Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss, Colorado from 1-3 pm. Please dress however is comfortable to you. Skip loved wearing camo, as he loved to hunt. And his favorite colors are black and blue! We will be truly “partying down” as Skip would with lunch, music, Skipdogg’s jerky and sharing memories. In honor of Skip, we will enjoy his favorite past time: smoking a cigar! If you would like to join, please bring your favorite cigar or we will have his favorite White Owl cigars in fresh mango, white peach and tropical twist!

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