Cornelia Catharina-Maria Slot (“Corry”), 74, of Missouri City, Texas, passed away on June 7, 2020 at Houston Hospice. She was born on December 22, 1945 in Haarlem, The Netherlands to parents Catharina Cornelia Schouw-Vriesekoop and Nicolaas Antonius Schouw and was one of seven children. The oldest known photograph of her includes a cat, and she always had at least one cat for company.
In school, Corry studied French and education. She met the love of her life, Cornelis “Cees” Slot, at a dance, and were married in 1966. Cees and Corry had four children: Nicole, Maurice, Fabien, and Pascal. Early in her marriage, Corry taught preschool and kindergarten while continuing her French studies. In 1974, she and Cees lost their beloved Nicole, who died at the age of six after a long battle with a congenital heart defect.
In 1981, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Houston. Corry worked in various capacities while raising her three sons: preschool teacher, cashier, entrepreneur, nurse, and finally as a nanny. In later years, she and Cees enjoyed traveling together, spending time with friends and family, and working around their home and yard.
Corry retired after Cees’s death in 2002, following a long battle with cancer. During her later years, Corry developed a love for gardening, swimming, and visiting with friends in the Holland Club, as well as doting on her grandchildren.
Corry loved cats, ice cream, and chocolate. She had an amazing memory for birthdays and anniversaries, and sent cards and letters meticulously. She had a wonderful sense of humor and never took life too seriously.
Corry is survived by her younger sister Wil, her three sons and daughters-in-law, 13 grandchildren, and her dear friend Bob.
Speak of me as you have always done.
Remember the good times, laughter, and fun
Share the happy memories we’ve made.
Do not let them wither or fade.
I’ll be with you in the summer’s sun
And when the winter’s chill has come.
I’ll be the voice that whispers in the breeze.
I’m peaceful now, put your mind at ease.
I’ve rested my eyes and gone to sleep,
But memories we’ve shared are yours to keep.
Sometimes our final days may be a test,
But remember me when I was at my best.
Although things may not be the same,
Don’t be afraid to use my name.
Let your sorrow last for just a while.
Comfort each other and try to smile.
I’ve lived a life filled with joy and fun.
Live on now, make me proud of what you’ll become.