Date of Death: May 17, 2019

Service Details

Service Details:
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 215 N. Main St, Three Rivers, MI 49093 with The Reverend Adam Rick of Holy Trinity Parish as celebrant.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Mary Reed Snow, age 81, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully Friday, May 17th, 2019 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Mary was born on May 9th, 1938 in Highland Park, MI, the daughter of the late Fred R. and Virginia (Stevenson) Reed.

On August 30th, 1959, Mary was united in marriage to, Taylor Snow, whom she adored and met while attending Albion College. Their nearly 60 year marriage created a loving family, which includes her daughter, Cathy (Eric) Speirs of Flagstaff, AZ; two sons, Chris (Dawn) Snow of Battle Creek, MI, and Matt (Amy) Snow of Milton, Florida, and her five beloved grandsons, Taylor (Danielle), Andrew, Ben (Savannah), Tim and Sam Snow. Mary also thought of Quy Tran of Miramar Beach, FL as a surrogate daughter and shared close and loving relationships with many others in her extended family.

Mary’s faith was her foundation, and she and Taylor have been long time members of the Holy Trinity Parish of the Anglican Church in Hillsdale, MI. They also have had a special relationship with All Saints Anglican Parish in Pensacola, FL.

Mary was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years, having spent the majority of her career with the Three Rivers Public Schools, as well as 6 years in Grand Ledge, MI. Mary brought a remarkable passion to her teaching and unwavering commitment to positively influencing the lives of each and every one of her students.

Mary was a committed resident of Three Rivers, which she treasured. Her commitment began as a life guard in high school at the Three Rivers’ swimming hole. Her community involvement continued throughout her life through her energetic participation in activities and organizations that were important to her. She was a member of the Three Rivers Women’s Club for 52 years. She is perhaps best remembered as “The Pie Lady of Three Rivers” in recognition of her efforts with the Women’s Club Water Festival pie sale, which has raised thousands of dollars to support college scholarships for local students. She and Taylor have also been important supporters of The Carnegie Center for the Arts, and many other community organizations. Mary and Taylor were honored to be recognized as Three Rivers’ Citizens of the Year in 2008. Mary cherished her friends far and wide, including many she had from her early days at Hoppin School.

Mary and Taylor also loved travelling. Their travels led them to visit the Hopi Reservation many times to visit Mary’s close friend, who is one of First Mesa’s spiritual leaders. She especially enjoyed many Canadian wilderness fishing trips and spending winter months in Milton Florida, where she and her family lived for a time.

Additional Information

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to The Carnegie Center for the Arts, the Three Rivers Women’s Club Scholarship Fund or Holy Trinity Parish. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. Mary was a great teacher. I when she would have some of her students come to her house, during the summer break. And they would do a lot of reading. And she loved making pies for the Water festival. You will be sadly missed by a lot of your students and friends. You were a wonderful friend to ever

  2. Mary was a true friend, never judgmental. I treasure the memories of her and Taylor and sharing special times with both of them. My deepest sympathies to Taylor and family. I know Mary is playing blackjack with the angels.

    • Betsy. Thank you for your comments. I am in Flagstaff (9/11). and would like to see you. Contact me 269 506 0756. I will be here until 9/22

  3. Smart, smart, smart and witty with a great smile and abundant grace. Mary you will be missed! We’ll make sure we take care of your Taylor. Taylor – prayers for you my friend and for the entire Snow family.

  4. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know Mary when she visited her daughter in Flagstaff. And what an amazing gardnerer! Heaven is a prettier place today. Remember the good memories, the lessons and the laughter.

  5. R.I.H Mrs. Snow. You were a wonderful teacher, friend and huge supporter. I will always remember our summer reading groups at your home with the occasional swim and the lemon drops or peppermints when we would have an upset stomach. You are an amazing lady and will be greatly missed by many

  6. This picture of Mary depicts her beautiful smile which she shared liberally and it made me smile! I’ll never forget seeing her in the First United Methodist Church kitchen, her cheeks as red as they could be, smiling and so delighted to be preparing pies for the Women’s Club sale! But she was so much more that that! She was friendly, honest and she always spoke the truth. Our community lost an awesome soul and she will be dearly missed by many! Taylor, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace, Love & Grace, Lynn

    • Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. No matter the circumstances it is such a sad loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending you hugs.

  7. Peg and I send our prayers and thoughts to the entire Snow family. Mary will be missed by many, because of the lives she has touched…we have always felt like we were privileged to be a small part of this clan…

  8. Our prayers go to Taylor and his family during this very sad and difficult time. Mary was an inspiration to me. I loved her courage, talents, smile and devotion to the Women’s Club. I can still see Mary in her kitchen preparing all the pies for the Water Fest for the Women’s Club booth which was always by the Lions’ Club Ox Roast. I know that Mary will be missed by so many people. Judy Gilchrist Mohney of Stayton, Oregon.

  9. Friend, mentor, associate Mary was all of that to me and so much more..
    She made me a stronger and better person.
    I know you’ll miss her so very much take care of each other. Stay happy and strong she was so proud of each and everyone of her family.

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