Oral Snapp, 83, passed along with his wife Kay on Sept. 30, 2006 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 11, 1923, in Rupert, Idaho. He married Lois P. Wilde. She preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1971. He later married, Zelda V. Kendall. She also preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 1991. On Sept. 18, 1999, he married Mary Kay Laws in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
He was a school bus driver for South Summit School District for many years. He was a farmer and mink rancher also. Oral served in various positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including bishop, high councilor, high priest group leader, ward clerk, Sunday school president and teacher and temple worker. He served his community on the Oakley City Council, as New Field North Bench Irrigation Company treasurer and with the senior citizens. He loved family gatherings, traveling, watching ballgames, dancing, singing in choirs and quartets and going anywhere, anytime, anyplace with loved ones.
He is survived by a son; Nolan (Paulette) Warren Snapp, Oakley; daughters: Janet Marie (Dallas) Thacker, Oakley; Julene (Ron) Bowen, Oakley; Dorothy (Mahendran) Conger, Salt Lake City; and Gloria (Jim) Mitchell, Oakley; step-children: David Crochett, Mark Hoyt, Kimberley Jensen, Eric Crochett and Stacy Santos; brothers: Ron and Don Gibson, both Salt Lake City; sisters: Doris Broadhead, Rupert, Idaho; Wanda Jarvie, Draper; and Carma Brown, Salt Lake City. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Nolan, Warren and Nathan Snapp; sisters: Gladys Henrie and Ursula Gibson; and stepdaughter Lori Schow.
Funeral services will be held 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 in the Oakley Utah Cemetery under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home.
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