My Mother, Lucy M. Snodgrass, Crossed Over August 15, 2011

Lucy Snodgrass crossed over peacefully Monday morning, August 15, 2011 at home. Lucy, a kind, gentle and generous soul, was loved by many.

Lucy was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita L. Watson; granddaughter, Sarah Lee Crippen; husbands, David Snodgrass and Calvin O. Butler. She is survived by son Ralph Edward Butler of Winslow, AK; daughter JoAnn SkyWatcher of Ukiah, CA; siblings Marian Lewis of Cheyenne, WY,  Bernita Spore of MD, A. Eileen Devaney of Fairfax, Va, Vivian Cobert of Vienna, VA, Luke Bridges of Cumberland, MD, Paul Bridges of Clearwater, FL, and Matthew Bridges of Middletown, MD; and numerous other extended family members.

Lucy was born in Milwaukee, WI, and grew up in Beans Cove, PA. She was a sergeant in the WACS during WWII proudly serving as a baker. After the war, she worked at Foremost Dairies for 19 years.

I’ve had the honor of living with my mother since her last major stroke in April. We spent a lot of time watching the hummingbirds on her patio. She enjoyed harvesting the vegetables I planted in her back yard. This last weekend, I went to Monterey, California for my daughter’s wedding. The original plan was for my mother to come, however, she was afraid the trip would kill her and decided to stay home. I felt fortunate to be with my mother in her home when she passed Monday morning.

Mass will be at St. Mary Magdalene’s, San Diego, 10 am, August 27, and followed by a procession to Greenwood Mortuary.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to San Diego Hospice Foundation 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 in memory of Lucy M. Snodgrass.

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One Response to My Mother, Lucy M. Snodgrass, Crossed Over August 15, 2011

  1. JoAnn says:

    I forgot to mention that the quality of my mother’s life was immensely improved by her association with San Diego Hospice. For one thing, it made it so my mother didn’t have to go to the doctor or the hospital when things came up. I had heard that not all hospices are the same, and people recommended San Diego Hospice highly. Now, I can come from my own experience and say, if you are in San Diego and need hospice care, San Diego Hospice is the way to go.

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