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Celebration of Life for JOANNE SNOW on May 28, 2017


Joanne Doris (Craft) (Lunt) Snow (72) died peacefully on April 25, 2017 in Mesa, AZ after a long decline from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.


Joanne was born in February 1945 in Los Angeles, CA to Robert and Miriam Craft.  She spent her childhood in the LA area, then attended BYU in Utah. Joanne earned her B.A. in Education at U of A and M.A. in Education at ASU before she moved to Yuma.


Joanne loved to impart knowledge and encourage hearts.  She taught grade shool for several years at Crane schools before obtaining her Certificate of Special Education at NAU.  She then championed various outlets of Special Ed at the high school level for almost 20 yrs. She retired from Yuma High School in 1995 as the Special Ed Department Head, after inspiring hundreds of students and many Special Ed teachers. She then moved with her husband, RC Snow, to Overgaard, AZ in 1995, where she spent 16 years as a Realtor, welcoming many newcomers to the White Mountain area.


She is survived by husband, RC Snow, after 42 wonderful years. Together, they raised 5 children: Michele (Lunt) Bushman, David (Julie) Lunt, Lorie (Snow) (Bill) Buster, Donna (Snow) McManus and Wesley (Becky) Snow.  They have 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren:  Matthew, Amanda, Zachary & Jeremy Bushman, Harlan & Hudson Lunt, Mike, Scott, Matt & Sam Buster, Jamie Dill, Duncan & Logan McManus, Kyrie (&Caleb)Townley, Micaiah, Trinity, Bethany, Raelene, Elijah, Solomon & Jazzlyn Snow, and Jacer & Della Townley. She is also survived by her uncle, William Rosen, of San Diego, CA.


She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Daniel Craft.


We will all miss Joanne’s quick wit and encouraging words, love of singing, trivia and political discussions.  You will always be in our hearts, Joanne!


A Celebration of Life event will be held on May 28th at 1 pm at Bison Ranch- All Seasons Lodge in Overgaard, AZ.  Call 928-503-7218 if you want details.


Contact info:  Donna McManus

PO Box 3228

Overgaard, AZ 85933



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Barbara Samples was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and has called Heber-Overgaard home since 2008. She is married to Larry Samples, who is co-owner with her in L & B, Inc., owner of the Mogollon Rim News. They have four (grown) children and two grandchildren. Barbara serves as the Editor.