Vera May (née Blyther) Sloan Williams

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Vera May (née Blyther) Sloan Williams

  Vera May (née Blyther) Sloan Williams, 90, died Nov. 20, 2017 at Mountain View Care Center in Tucson. She was born at home on June 25, 1927 in West Molesey, Surrey, England near Hampton Court Palace where her father served in the Kings Guard 15th/19th Royal Hussars cavalry unit. Vera was the fourth of five children. In 1944, she met Elmer W. Volz, an American soldier stationed at Hurst Park and they married at St. Peter’s Church in West Molesey.

  After their first child was born, Vera moved to the United States, settling in Clifton, AZ, where her husband managed the Lindsey Creamery. Though Vera remained British at heart and was proud of her heritage, she loved her adopted country and especially Arizona. She became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. on May 7, 1953. Vera and Elmer divorced in 1954.

 On Jan. 11, 1955 Vera married Charles Sloan in Silver City, NM. They eventually moved to San Manuel, AZ. Vera loved children and took care of many of the town’s youngsters.  She liked to say she “practically raised them.” Charlie retired from Magma Copper in 1977. They enjoyed caring for their grandchildren and attending San Manuel High School sports. Vera was acknowledged to be one of the leading “cheerleaders” for area teams and could be readily heard at sports gatherings. Charlie died in 1985. 

 Vera married Henry L. Williams in 1994. They lived in Lakeside, AZ and San Manuel, AZ until relocating to Oracle in 2005. They loved the outdoors, especially the White Mountains region. They spent many days traveling Arizona roads. Vera often said Hank knew a lot of stories and all the back roads in Arizona. He died in 2010.

 Vera is survived by her brother, Harold (Sylvia) Blyther, West Molesey, Surrey; her children, Sandra (Bill) Poch, Dedham, MA; Sharon (Allen) Koning, whereabouts unknown; Ken (Nancy) Volz, Payson; Charles Jr. (Georgeann) Sloan, Elko, NV and Michael (Kelly) Sloan, Oracle; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

 Vera will be remembered for her beautifully coiffed hair, ever-present British accent, her gift of gab, and unceasing love of family. Per her request, no services are planned. 

Staff (4760 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    They did it again: Sea Lions win 12th straight district championship

    July 18th, 2018
    by

      The Central Arizona League Championship Swim Meet was held at the Florence Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 14.  The […]


    Manuel and Rosa Daniel

    July 18th, 2018
    by

      Funeral services for Manuel and Rosa Daniel will be held Saturday, July 29, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. […]


    Oracle Historical Society presents talk on Kenya

    July 18th, 2018
    by

    Catesby and Dale Suter of Oracle gave a slide show presentation of their 2018 trip to Kenya at the Acadia […]


    Health Issues: Medical Marijuana

    July 18th, 2018
    by

    As with any substance that has mind altering properties associated with it, marijuana is controversial.  In this country there are […]


  • Additional Stories

    Arrival of monsoon signals easing of fire restrictions in Southeast Arizona; caution still warranted

    July 18th, 2018
    by

      Effective Friday, July 13 at 8 a.m., the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Bureau of Land Management […]


    Oracle Community Learning Garden to host Desserts in the Garden

    July 18th, 2018
    by

      Join garden enthusiasts as we plant our first seeds in the Oracle Community Learning Garden on Saturday, July 28, […]


    Phil Turoski

    July 18th, 2018
    by

      Phil Turoski, 66, passed away July 14, 2018, at his home in Mammoth surrounded by family following a long […]


    Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Mariñez

    July 18th, 2018
    by

      Guadalupe “Lupe” Mariñez, of Dudleyville, Arizona, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, July 12, 2018.  Lupe was […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger