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Our dear mother, sister and friend, Mary Kay Snapp, left this world on Sept. 30, 2006 with her loving husband, Oral Snapp. Kay was born in Blanding, Utah, on Dec. 11, 1940 to Wanda and Wilbur Laws. She grew up in a home of love and laughter as one of 10 children. She married Jack Noel Smith, and they had four children. They later divorced. Kay met and married Arlo D. Fawson. Their fairy tale marriage was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Arlo passed away in 1998.

Oral and Kay met and courted and were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they traveled the world, and had just returned from a tour of Austria and Switzerland. Their grandchildren were their greatest joy. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Fort Sage Bottom Chapter.

Kay enjoyed family history, and had just completed tracing all four of her grandparents’ lines back into the 1500s. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing and traveling.

She is survived by a son, Wayne (Nicky) Smith, Spanish Fork, Utah; daughters: Wanda (Ron) Skinner, Belgrade, Mont.; and Robin (Val) McDaniel, Blanding; brothers: Kurt (Janie) Palmer; Jim (Ginger) Palmer, Melvin (Lelila) Laws, Lynn (Lorraine) Laws, Kelly (Terri) Laws, all of Blanding; sisters: Retta Hall, Sun City West, Ariz.; Carolynn (Bill) Castingo, Grantsville, Utah; and Jean (Mike) Pehrson, Monticello, Utah. She is preceded in death by her husband Arlo, a son, Robert Noel Smith, parents, Wilbur and Wanda Laws, and a sister Sandra Jackson.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at noon in the LDS Stake Center in Marion. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will follow on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the Grantsville City Cemetery, in Grantsville, under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home.

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