Date of Death: November 2, 2018
Place of Death: Three Rivers, MI
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial services beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday November 10, 2018 at Hohner Funeral Home with Rev. Rachel Lonberg of People’s Church of Kalamazoo officiating.
Raeann Marie Snook, age 70, of Three Rivers passed away suddenly on Friday, November 2, 2018 at her home. She was born in Kalamazoo on January 5, 1948 the daughter of Niles Ray and Illa Mae Williams. She was raised by her mother, Illa, and Illa’s second husband, Jerry Triano in Flowerfield, Michigan.
Raeann worked at Upjohn/Pfizer for many years and had worked at the Three Rivers Hospital prior to that. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1966 and attended Western Michigan University. She enjoyed crafting beautiful cards and pictures with her long time friend, Sue Sarkkinen, and she loved taking photos of her grandchildren. She was happy to serve many years with the Three Rivers Area Mentoring program. She also was very proud to be a member of the Three Rivers Lions Club.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry, in 1971, her mother Illa, in 1989, and her father Ray in 1998. Her older brother, Jim Williams, passed in 2003. Her husband, Bruce Snook, died on August 29, 2013.
Surviving to cherish Raeann’s memory are daughter, Natasha Johnson of San Tan Valley, Arizona and her children, Alaina (Kyle) Nelson, Marlia, and Cameron Johnson; son, Colin (Marcie) Snook and their children, Kirsten (Andrew) Coryell, Julia, and Parker Snook. She also leaves behind cousins, sisters-in-law Rita and Mary, nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Lions Club of Three Rivers. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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Saddened to learn of Raeanns passing. She was a caring, giving, helping hand, non judgemental lady.
I envision she has joined her beloved Bruce, in a pair of lounge chairs, pile of books between them, under an umbrella, on their favorite Florida gulf coast beach. RIP
Prayers of peace to her family and close friends.
So very sorry to hear about Ranne, a very dear friend from Three Rivers, we had lots of sleep overs as teens,& kept tract of each other…knew Bruce, & remember you, Natasha as a baby. Now live in Sirea Vista, AZ. My deepest sympathy to you & your families. …she was a vey good friend long ago. Linda Brett
Natasha and Colin;
I have many fond memories of your mother. I met her before she and your father married.
I will remember most how well she handled her struggle with diabetes, a disease we shared.
Because of a prior commitment, I will be unable to attend the memorial service. Please know my prayers are with you.
I have fond memories of visiting with you while we were growing up. I’m doing some ancestry work and just saw this. I missed it in the midst of all the arrangements and travel following her passing. Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us. Hope you are doing well!
You will be missed so much you were a very good person who always helped others in need.