Garnet Snuffer, 91

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Garnet Snuffer, 91, of Layton, Utah, formerly of Mountain home, died quietly in her sleep on July 2, 2004.

Services were held at First Southern Baptist Church in Mountain Home on Tuesday, July 6.

Born March 3, 1912, in Lester, W. Va., to Marion and Bertha Trail, Garnet spent her first 38 years in West Virginia.

She was a school teacher in Lester for 17 years before she married Denver Snuffer, a childhood friend, who was serving in the Air Force. They had two children, Debbie and Denver.

Garnet and Denver lived in Massachusetts, Scotland, Idaho, Nebraska, and Germany before he retired from the Air Force in 1964. They moved to Mountain Home, where she lived for the next 36 years.

She moved to Layton, Utah, in 2000 to live with her daughter, Debbie, and family.

Garnet was blessed with an exciting, rewarding life, her family said. "She was the first in her family to earn a college degree, and she traveled to Cuba and throughout the United States while a young single woman.

"The deepest peace she experienced came from her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She found great happiness in her family, gardening, and in community and church service. She will be terribly missed."

She is survived by: her two children, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her three siblings and husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Christian Appalachian Project be made in Garnet's name.