Mary Helen Snoddy |

Mary Helen Snoddy

Mary H. Snoddy, 86, of Rifle, died of complications due to Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, July 5, at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.Mary was born in Glenwood Springs on Sept. 16, 1918, to Michael M. Brennan and Helen H. Harris. She spent her childhood and adult years living and working in Rifle. Mary married Richard Snoddy in Grand Junction on June 3, 1939, and was a loving wife for 66 years. She worked at Cathy’s Shoppe, a ladies’ boutique, which she eventually bought and established as a well-known local favorite for women’s dresses and apparel.Mary was a devout parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Rifle and a valued member of the Rifle Chamber of Commerce. She served on the board of directors of the Community Newspapers of Colorado Inc. and was an influential businesswoman in the Rifle community. She was a very dedicated, kind, classy, and loving woman with the warmest of smiles. She was always willing to listen or to share a kind word with others. Her family and her church were very important to her. Everyone that had the opportunity to know Mary was truly blessed and she will be deeply missed.Mary is survived by her husband Richard Snoddy, of Rifle; brothers Jim (Jean) Brennan, of Lafayette, and Bill (Nancy) Brennan, of Piceance Creek; sons Ronald (Teri) Snoddy, of Cherry Hills, Calif., and Joseph (Phyllis) Snoddy, of Glenwood Springs; daughter Dixie (David) Christensen, of Grand Junction; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by siblings Harry, Lawrence, and Theresa Brennan, Frances Thurston, and Lucy Furney.Following a 10 a.m. Rosary service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rifle on Monday, a funeral Mass in celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 11 a.m., officiated by Robert Hehn.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to: Alzheimer’s Association – Rocky Mountain Chapter, in memory of Mary H. Snoddy, 789 Shennan St., Suite 500, Denver Colorado, 80203-3532.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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