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Naomi Ruth Sloan

February 20, 1927 ~ February 2, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Naomi Ruth Sloan 94 of Visalia, California passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 with her family by her side. Naomi Ruth was born February 20, 1927 to Kirt and Daisy Usrey in Springdale, Arkansas. She came to California at the age of 16 and began working as a waitress at the Exeter Café where she met E.K. Sloan from Ava, Missouri. She also worked packing oranges for Exeter Citrus for many years. Naomi and E.K. married in 1945 in Yuma, Arizona along with their best friends Hubert and Jewell Beene. They started their family and had four children, Larry Dean, Linda June, Deborah Lynn, and Brian Curtis. Naomi and E.K. Started Sloan Termite & Pest Control in Exeter in 1961. Together they worked in the family business until they retired in 1990. Sloan Pest Control continued with their son Larry and today with their son Brian. Naomi was a champion League bowler and also enjoyed camping, fishing, trips to the coast and traveling. She was also faithful in reading her Bible and watching Charles Stanley. She was preceded in death by her baby daughter Debbie (11 months, 20 days old) in 1961, first husband E.K. in 1990, Second husband David Staton in 1999, son Larry in 2004, daughter-in-law Irene in 2002 and granddaughter Heather in 2020. Her siblings 2 sisters Iva and Mary, 8 brothers Alpha, Orbie, Fred, Erton, Tommy, Bill, James, and Joe. She is survived by her daughter Linda Porter (Walter) of Visalia and son Brian of Visalia. Six grandchildren, Derrick Porter (Shelly), Walter J. Porter (Moya), Josh Porter ((Leah), Richael Madruga, Jaylene Spivey all of Visalia and Becky Alvarado (Ernie) of Tulare. 11 Great Grandchildren and 7 great, great, grandchildren. Spread your wings and fly mom.

            A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Exeter District Cemetery, 10:00 A.M. The family has requested in Lieu of flowers, please donate in Naomi’s memory to a favorite charity of your choice. Arrangements by, Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Online condolences may be sent to smithfamilychapel.com

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Services

Graveside Service
Friday
February 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Exeter District Cemetery
719 E. Marinette Ave.
Exeter, Ca. 93221

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