As each holiday approached, the children in Theresa Ann Slater's Cherry Hill neighborhood would start asking when the decorations would appear on her front lawn.
"She had so many inflatables," daughter Carolyn said. "She loved having kids come over and walk across the lawn to look at them."
Mrs. Slater, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 20, at Cooper University Hospital after a brief fight with cancer.
Born in Camden in 1950, Mrs. Slater attended Audubon High School before leaving to become a nursing assistant at West Jersey Hospital in 1968.
While working at the hospital one afternoon, a young man sat in her office waiting to have his tonsils removed for the second time, as the surgeon hadn't quite gotten everything out on the first go-round.