Betty Jane Snapp, 82, went to be with the Lord and her loved ones on September 30, 2013. She was a resident at the Paonia Care Center where she passed away of natural causes.
A graveside service will be held 11 am Saturday, October, 5, 2013 at Westlawn Memorial Park where she will be buried near her beloved Snapp under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Betty was cremated with part of her ashes spread in the special Colorado Mountains she loved so dearly. In lieu of flowers, any memorial donations may be made to HopeWest Hospice Care of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Betty was born in Fairwell, Michigan on October 8, 1930. She had three brothers and three sisters. Betty enjoyed life as a young child living in Michigan and often told stories of her experiences living in the “Upper Peninsula” where the winters were so harsh. She was 13 years old when her family moved to Craig, Colorado.
In 1946 she married Dale Carlson. Dale had just returned from his Air Force duty serving in Germany during WWII. Their union produced a daughter, Billie Dale Kiger (Jim), a son, Garold Gene Carlson (Mary) and second daughter, Janie Fern Echols (Roy). They had many happy years together before going their separate ways.
Betty married her “soul mate” a very special man named Charles B. Snapp in 1979. “Snapp” adored the four children Betty brought into the marriage Renee’ Schaefer, Monee’ Farkosoky (Eric), Marc Schaefer (Kathy) and Michelle Tindall (Richard). He was so proud of all his kids and loved all of them very much. Betty and “Snapp” spent nearly 35 happy years together.
She loved to cook especially bake pies, they were the best. Betty also loved to crochet, sew, ceramic, go fishin’ and read. She especially adored just spending time with her many grandchildren. Betty always had a wonderful and positive attitude and will always be remembered for her sweet smile full of the biggest dimples around!
Betty is preceded in death by her husbands, Dale and Charles; parents, Janie and Merle Rogers; brothers, Bill, Claude, Merle; sisters, Juanita, Ramona, Ruby; granddaughter, Kimberly Echols; grandsons, Andrew Howell; and great grandson, Kyler Tindall.
She has 21 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.