Area deaths 03/09/14

FERN ANDERSON, 97, Culbertson, Mont., died Saturday in a Culbertson hospital. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston)

ELAINE ESLINGER, 85, Garrison, died Friday in a Garrison nursing home. (Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison)

NYLA SLATER, 66, Trenton, died Friday in her home. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williston. Vigil service and rosary Wednesday, 7 p.m., in Everson Funeral Home, Williston. Visitation Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the funeral home.

MERTZ THOMPSON, 71, Rugby, died Thursday in a Minot hospital. Memorial service Wednesday, 11 a.m., Emmanuel United Church, Rugby. People may greet the family Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, in the church. (Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby)