Alice H. Snyder
September 30, 1920 – January 30, 2015
On January 30, 2015, Alice H. Snyder left her earthly family to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Alice was born September 30, 1920, on her maternal grandfather’s farm in Daviess County, just outside of Jamesport, Missouri. She was the only child of Arthur J. and Constance S. Hallum. Her father moved the family to Oklahoma City then to Edmond, Oklahoma where Alice graduated from Edmond High School in 1938. Her academic pursuits took her to Christian Female College in Columbia, Missouri, The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma A & M (Oklahoma State University). Alice was an active member of her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta.
She met the love of her life Fred P. Snyder and they were married January 26, 1942. In their life together they had four sons; Fred Jr., Mark, William, and Greg. Later they adopted a fifth son, Geary They shared the same family home for 58 years. . She and Fred were the perfect team. She helped him build the family business Snyder Hardware. Alice was active in her community; she was instrumental in starting Edmond’s Krazy Days and the Chamber of Commerce campaign “Watch Edmond Grow”. She helped start the Candy Stripers program at the Edmond Hospital, now known as the Women’s Auxiliary. She was a cofounder and active participant of the Edmond Republican Women’s Association, PEO and the Double D Bridge Club. Alice was also an avid photographer and she and Fred loved to travel.
Alice’s life’s focus was her family; and she was supportive of the endeavors of her children, grandchildren and their spouses. She led a Christ centered life. Their home was always open to family, friends, and neighbors.
Alice was predeceased in death by her husband Col. Fred P. Snyder Sr., her fourth son Greg Snyder, and her parents Arthur and Constance Hallum. She is survived by her sons Fred P. Snyder Jr. and his wife Sharon; Mark S, Snyder and his wife Dianne; William A. Snyder and his wife Janet; and Geary Robinson, Ph.D and his wife Karen. She is survived by her grandchildren, Nancy Riggs, Amy Choffin, Steven Snyder, Elizabeth Trotter, Shele Cook, Leah Segress, David Payne, John Snyder and Melissa Sutterfield. Additionally, she has 20 great grandchildren and one more on the way.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Tuesday February 3, 2015 at Revive Church. Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Services.