Ethel Snow |

Ethel Snow

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City for Ethel Dorene Snow of Grass Valley. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Snow died Monday, Dec. 9, at a local hospital. She was 70.

She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Harding Spur, Colo., to Olive Dorothy (Brakey) and Gilbert McBride. She attended Mount St. Mary’s School. She married Ottis V. Snow on June 10, 1961, in Grass Valley.

She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Latter Day Saints Church and the Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club. She worked as a nursing attendant and was owner and operator of Tiny Tots Day Care. She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, tri-chem, reading, playing cards, bowling, dancing, Christmas and Christmas lights.

Mrs. Snow is survived by her mother, Olive Brakey of Grass Valley; children, Anna Seligman of Hemet; and children and spouses, Robert and Carla Lewis of Anchorage, Alaska; Barbara and Mike Abney of Astoria, Ore.; Joyce and Cordell Jeppsen of Iowa City, Iowa; Mike and Sue Snow of Brooklin Center Park, Minn.; Dan and Dorene Porter of Fort Bragg; Christine and Jack Peterson of Grass Valley; Ruth McIlhenny and Robert Upton of Grass Valley; Jim and Toni Lewis of Grass Valley; and 43 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1966; her husband in 2001; daughter, Reta O’Leary, in 2002; and son Mark Snow.

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