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Gary Lewis Slot passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2024. He was born on March 16, 1935 in Ogden, Utah, the son of Lewis Pete Slot and Esther Cole Slot. He was the eldest of seven children. He attended Ogden City schools and Weber County schools.

He married Annie Thompson on July 14, 1951 in Elko, NV. Their marriage was solemnized in the SLC Temple on May 14, 1953. He was active in the LDS Church.

He worked for his father at Slot Brothers Produce for 24 years. He sold and delivered produce in West Yellowstone and Yellowstone Park in the summer and was in the swamp in the fall and winter.

He owned and operated Gary Slot Produce for 18 years. He then worked for the Bear River Duck Club for 45 years (25 years as a guide and 20 years as a manager). He was honored to have a wetland named in his honor as a tribute to his dedication to water flow conservation. It was made possible through a partnership between members of the Bear River Duck Club, the Charles Victor Dover Foundation, the Utah Department of Natural Resources and several others.

For nearly fifty years he trapped and hunted the marshes of the Great Salt Lake. “It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.” He loved creating habitat to help wildlife and was a true swamp man. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and Utah Trappers Association.

He is survived by his wife Annie, his children Vickie Bojanski, Kathi (Tim) Hill, Patti Slot and Kenny Slot, his sisters Jackie (Lynn) Nelson, Charlene Dodgen, Connie (Paul) Sacket and his brother Lewis (Cyndy) Slot. . He had 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George Slot and Kerry Slot, brother-in-law Norm Dodgen (Charlene), daughter-in-law Chris Slot (Kenny) and granddaughter Georgianna Penrod (Patti). Also lots of great dogs, Blackie, Scooby and of course Spike.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Birch Creek 4th Ward, 4955 Adams Avenue, So. Ogden with an advance viewing from 9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

He will be buried in West Warren Cemetery, near where he caught his first muskrat.

Arrangements entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com