Irene Snook


July 24, 1921 — Dec. 23, 2015.

Irene Snook, 94, of Aztec, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, in Aztec. She was born July 24, 1921, in Pagosa Springs, to John Henry Lattin and Anna Matilda Jacobson.

Irene was a high school graduate and worked for the Pagosa Springs newspaper to help her sister, Evelyn, graduate from high school. She was a “Rosie the Riveter” for Douglas Aircrafts Company of Long Beach, Calif., during World War II. She married Loren Snook on Dec. 17, 1942. She was a rancher’s wife, business owner and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Irene moved from Pagosa Springs to Aztec on Feb. 20, 1977. She was an excellent cook, loved decorating her home, sewing and crocheting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a dear friend. She was always there to listen.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Snook; great-grandson Chris Cottrell; parents John H. and Anna P. M. Lattin; brothers Pete Lattin, Earl Lattin and Johnny Lattin; and sisters Marie Walker and Evelyn Briar. She is survived by her son, Darrel (Debby) Snook, of Aztec; daughters Sharon (Larry) Pew, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sheryl Archuleta, of Durango, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec.

We wish to thank Dr. Barkman, the special people at XRANM, especially Dr. D., James and Cynthia, for super care, above and beyond the call. Everyone who touched her life during this hard time made her care and treatments so much easier. Thank you each and everyone!

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,, or call (800) 227-2345.