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Betty Mae Snow (1922 - 2014)

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Betty Mae Snow of Ventura, California passed away Friday 03-14-2014 at the age of 91 years. Betty was born December 29th 1922 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Betty lived life to the fullest, finding happiness and joy in every corner of her life. Betty was known as an outgoing, loving, and quick witted lady, never lacking a joke or the right words that could bring a smile to your face. From a young age Betty enjoyed dancing. "I will stop dancing when I can't wear my heels anymore," she always said. Betty danced into her late eighties, finally hanging up her high heels and retiring from dancing on her own terms.

Betty continued to carry on with the things she enjoyed most; playing Bridge, weekly appointments to get her hair done, intricate crossword puzzles, and visiting family and friends. In addition to Betty's local involvement in the community her passion for business and culture carried her around the World.

In 1967 Betty packed her bags and traveled to Vietnam to contribute her skills as a shorthand writer to the Civil Service. While serving in Vietnam Betty met, fell in love, and married Colonel James Arthur Snow. Returning from Vietnam, Betty and Jim relocated to Mammoth Lakes, Ca. There, they opened Snows Corral, an outfitting store specializing in providing the best outdoor clothing for the people of Mammoth Lakes. Betty's ambition, combined with her loving personality and natural talent in the business world led to other successful ventures around the country.

Perhaps the greatest achievement of Betty's life, something she proudly shared with family and friends, was her successful commitment to sobriety. In 1951, Betty began the 55 year journey of sobriety that lasted the duration of her life. Betty was a proud supporter and shining example of Alcohol Anonymous (AA). "Love is, Family."

Betty is survived by her brother Paul L. Camerzell and sister-in-law Betty Jo, Aunt to Cheryl, John, Mark, Great Aunt to Tamara, Eric, Paul & Jake, Great Great Aunt to Brennan, Makenna, Ryon, & Craig. Her son Jim Pennington. Daughter Vicki Briggle. Grandchildren; Stan, John, and Mike. Great Grandchildren; Jarette, Shelbey, Austin, and Ariel. Aunt to Susie, Donny , Jean Ann, Sam. Great Aunt: Zac, Clayton, Molly, OJ.

Join the family for a celebration of Betty's life 4/5/2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Rd Ventura, Ca.

Published in Ventura County Star from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2014