Marion Snow, 80, of Mountain Home, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, from heart failure in Marana, Ariz., while visiting his daughter.
Services were held in West Jordan, Utah, on Aug. 1, followed by a graveside service at the Manti City Cemetery, in Manti, Utah.
A memorial Service will be held in Mountain Home Thursday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at the LDS church, 1150 N. 8th East St.
Marion was born July 14, 1926, to Elston Devon Snow and Arlene McIntosh in Kingston, Utah, the first of eight children.
At age 17, he joined the Navy during WWII and served aboard the USS Lindsey, which was blown in half by an enemy air attack.
While attending school he met his Eternal Companion, Patricia Ann Stein. They were married on May 9, 1954, and later were sealed for All Time and Eternity in the LDS Temple in St. George, Utah.
Together Marion and Pat raised six children and many grandchildren and foster children in Ely, Nev. In 1999 Marion and Pat moved to Mountain Home.
"Marion will always be remembered as an avid fisherman and gardener," his family said. "He loved sharing his passions with others and while living in Ely, Marion always grew a huge garden. He loved to share all he grew with anyone who would accept it. Marion would also spend hours hand-tying fishing flies that he gladly shared with anyone who shared his love of the sport.
"Marion loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and shared this passion with everyone he could. He was always prepared to donate his time to help in any way needed. He loved his family and always wanted the best for them," his family noted.
Marion is survived by: his wife, Patricia Snow of Mountain Home; his children, David Snow of Mountain Home, John (Glenda) Snow of West Valley City, Utah, Mary Snow of Marana, Ariz., Paula (Tom) Piccinini of Elko, Nev., and Susan (Snow) Valdez of Boise; 23 grandchildren and 30 great- grandchildren; his brothers, Keith Snow of Salt Lake City, Utah, Elston Snow of Sandy, Utah; his sister, Geraldine Yates of Sandy, Utah, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his sisters, Beverly Snow, Colleen Anderson and Shelly Peck; his brother, Gary Snow; and his daughter Cheryl (Snow) Johnson.