Cleta D. Snow died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, Durango, Colo. She was 86.
Cleta was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Aztec, N.M., the daughter of Clifford and Dora Woolsey. She grew up in Pagosa Springs, Blanco River and Arboles, where her family ranched and farmed. She married Kinzer “Bill” Melrose Snow March 20, 1942, in Aztec, N.M. During the war years, she contributed to the war effort by working at Climax and in Denver at Gates Rubber. When Bill returned from the service, she became a housewife and mother. She loved fishing, cooking and gardening.
Cleta was preceded in death by son Ronald L. Snow, two sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by her husband Kinzer “Bill” Snow of Bayfield; sons Douglas L. Snow of Durango, and Kinzer “Butch” Snow of Ignacio; brother Harold Woolsey of Washington state; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren.
Cremation will take place at Hood Mortuary Crematory. Burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Pine River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231.