ROBBIE RAE (CRAWFORD) SNOOK

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  • "Prayers to all of her friends and family during this time..."
    - Niki Hunter (Schuler)
  • "Gary, Stephanie and Jen your mother and wife was a true..."
    - Prudence Larcom-Rhodes
  • "Gary, Stephanie, and Jennifer I can't say how sorry I'm for..."
    - Rachel McBride
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    - Joy Wilken
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    - Ron and Tammy Miller
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ROBBIE RAE (CRAWFORD) SNOOK Robbie Rae (Crawford) Snook passed away peacefully in Spokane Hospice on April 14, 2016 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her husband Gary and daughters Stephanie and Jennifer were by her side. Robbie was born May 29, 1949 in Cheyenne, WY to Robert and Janice Crawford. The family moved to Seattle then settled in Kennewick, WA where she graduated from Kennewick High School. Robbie married "the boy next door" and childhood sweetheart Gerald (Gary) Snook on February 7, 1970. Gary enlisted in the Navy and he and Robbie set out for the first of many adventures in their 46 years of marriage by moving to Adak, AK. They then moved to sunny California where they began their family. In 1977, they moved back to Eastern Washington, eventually settling in Sprague. In 1990 they relocated back to the west side of Washington and settled in Burlington where Robbie continued her career in banking. She retired from US Bank in 2011. It was her dream to move to Spokane to be close to her daughter's family. This dream was realized last summer. Robbie loved so many things. Among them were the Mariners, any travel adventure from road trips to cruising the Caribbean, going to the movies with "her date," Taco Tuesdays, gardening, scrapbooking, anything Wizard of Oz, the ugly ornaments (inside joke), the Puyallup Fair, a great book and most of all, a good laugh with friends and family. Her family was her heart and soul. She raised two beautiful daughters who will carry on her humor and love of friends and family. But most of all, she wanted to be a grandmother. Nothing could have completed her life more than her 6 grandchildren. Taking Ben to Starbucks, watching Michael grow and prosper, spending the summer with Alexandra and trips to the beach with Makenna, Claire and Brady in Charleston were on the top of her list of favorite things to do. Robbie never met a stranger and was a friend to all she met. We were all blessed to have been in her life. Robbie was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother Richard. She is survived by her husband Gary, daughter Stephanie (Keith) James of Spokane Valley, daughter Jennifer (Frank) Reagan of Summerville, SC, sister Cathy (Kim) Williams, brother Bob (Diane) Crawford, 6 grandchildren, nieces, uncles & aunts including her beloved aunt Kay Gilmore, uncle Chuck Booth, lifelong best friend Kathleen (Tom) Arrowsmith and many, many others she considered family. There will be a Celebration of Life service for Robbie held at CenterPlace Event Center 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley on April 23, 2016 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House at www.hospiceofspokane.org.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 19, 2016