Bonnie Lou Snyder
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father on April 14, 2023.
Bonnie Lou (Rathbun) Snyder was born in Lincoln, Kansas on November 21, 1934 the youngest of 8 children. Later in Elko, Nevada she met the love of her life George Snyder and after 3 months they were united in marriage on the 19th of December 1953 and from this union they had three children.
In 1954 God called George and Bonnie to the ministry t o the Church o f the Nazarene. They served together in various churches in Nevada, California and Wyoming through the years. They also loved to witness through cooking at various children's church camps together. They started Snyder's Appliance Repair in their garage where she did the books for 30 years.
Her love for Jesus was evident as you would often hear her and George singing duets together, their most famous hymn the family remembers them singing so often is “The Old Rugged Cross". A day didn't g o by that she didn't read her daily devotions. Her love for her family was shown through her wonderful meals and pies. She would always try to make everyone's favorite food for whoever's birthday or for whomever came to visit. She was an excellent seamstress and made her daughters clothes as they grew up and then later her granddaughters. Bonnie was an avid gardener and a green thumb that could get anything to flourish and grow. She grew a bountiful garden up until a few years before her passing and would often can her harvest. She made the best apple butter in the world.
She is survived by her two daughters, Kathryn (Dennis) Howard and Cindy( Gene) Barnes both of Sheridan Wyoming; one son Ron (Lenita) Snyder also of Sheridan Wyoming; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years George Snyder , a great grandson Wade Emmert and a son in law Gene Barnes.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Bethesda Worship Center. With a reception to follow.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.