Nancy Joyce (Allan) Snowden passed away on July 25, 2020 at the age of 87 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was born December 12, 1932 in Roy, New Mexico to parents Earl Resee Allan and Elsie Gertrude (Coleman) Allan. She married Lawrence Edward Snowden on June 22, 1951 and they celebrated 69 years of marriage on June 22, 2020.
On January 8, 1954, Nancy gave birth to her and Lawrence’s only son, Larry Edward Snowden. Nancy was heartbroken when Larry passed away on April 2, 2012. On Saturday, July 25, the Lord finally granted Nancy’s wish to be with Larry in Heaven. She is having a celebration in Heaven.
Her parents taught her to have faith in God and look for the good in everyone. Nancy was a member of Highway Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.
Nancy said her proudest and happiest moments in life were her salvation, childhood, marriage, her son and her grandchildren. She wanted her grandchildren to know she loved them very much and always wanted them to be happy.
Nancy moved to Strother, Oklahoma when she was 14. She graduated from Strother High School and then married Lawrence. She always wanted to be a teacher, but her parents couldn’t afford to send her to college. Nancy started to college at the age of 30 and graduated from East Central University in Ada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education on May 26, 1966. She achieved her dream of being a teacher at age 33 and was hired as an elementary teacher at her hometown of Strother. She retired from teaching in 1985 after 25 years. She was a member of OEA.
Nancy loved cooking for Lawrence and almost everything they ate was homemade. She enjoyed doing things with her hands like sewing, crocheting and embroidery.
Nancy is survived by her husband Lawrence Snowden of Strother, granddaughter; Elizabeth Snowden Deason and her husband Tony of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grandson; Jeffrey Snowden of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, daughter-in-law; Pam Snowden of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, niece; Chari Skaggs of Forney, Texas, special cousin; Earline Williams of Seminole and special friend; Martha Hester of Strother. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry; parents, Earl and Elsie Allan; sister, Nelda Skaggs and nephew, Bryan Skaggs.
Graveside services for Nancy will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Casket bearers will be David Brown, Kevin Chesser, Joe French, Rick Marquis, Tony Perry and David Post. Honorary bearer will be Dean Anderson.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Avonlea Cottage and Faith Hospice for caring for Nancy.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.
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