Roberta Ann "Bobbie" Snider

Snider, Roberta "Bobbie" Ann
age 92, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2012. She was born in 1920 to Robert & Minnie Gorsline in Michigan and was the third of seven children. She met and married her husband, Everett, in 1942 and moved to Phoenix in 1953. They were married for 68 years when he preceded her in death in 2011. She is survived by son Gary and wife Dale, daughters Jean and husband Jack Johns, Sandy and husband Rich Mettille, Dale (Buttons) and husband Tom Carioto, grandchildren Jennifer Frandsen, Johl Johns, Micah Carioto, Tarena Beckham, Aaron Carioto, and Lindsay Snider, 15 great-grandchildren and her "family of her heart," Ann Morris and her 3 sons. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Coppins, and brother, Charles Gorsline, both of Michigan. She was preceded in death by a 7th grandchild, Jeff Johns. Besides being an exceptional wife and mother, she volunteered her time to Christmas in April home refurbishment, was a Wickenburg AARP officer, crocheted baby hats & booties for the needy, and was a bookkeeper. Her favorite pastime was the many vacations she took with family. She taught us the greatest gift, the gift of love. As one of her granddaughters said, "We will miss the way she would cup our face with her super-soft wrinkly hands and give us the littlest of kisses. Private family services will be held at the VA Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it was Bobbie's wish that donations be made to Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 3100 E. Roosevelt St., Phx., AZ 85008, or to Hospice of Arizona Foundation, 19820 N. 7th Ave., Suite 130, Phx., AZ 85027.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 25, 2012