Wanda Snider 1934-2018

Wanda Joy Bybee Snider was born on Oct. 30, 1934 and passed away on April 29, 2018. She was born in Jayton and is the daughter of the late Arthur Bybee and Lorene Cook Bybee.

She was raised and educated in Phillips. She was called the “joy of her family” and her grandmother gave her the name of Joy because she was such a joy to them at her birth.

She met Winford Snider and they were married on Sept. 22, 1951. They made their home in Borger where they raised their family.

She worked as an executive secretary for Phillips Petroleum in the geology department. In 1981, they moved to San Marcos and then in 1998, they retired to the Lake Tawakoni area.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Snider. She and Winford were devoted members of First Baptist Church in Rockwall.

She enjoyed gardening and making beautiful flower arrangements. She was a novice interior decorator, a very good cook, and especially a baker. Her specialty was Cherry pie and it was the number one request by those who knew her.

Shopping was among her favorite past times especially for clothes and ‘high heels.’ Spending time fishing, picnicking and traveling to warm sunny beaches with her husband was always special to her. She loved her family dearly, her six grandchildren and their babies.

She is loved and will be missed by her husband of 66 years, Winford; son, Steve Snider and wife, Carolyn, of Dallas; daughters, Cheryl Burgess of Tyler, Shelly Hood and husband, John, of Dallas; brothers, Arthur Bybee and wife, Karla, of Borger, Bob Bybee and wife, Judy, of Amarillo; grandchildren, Dustin Burgess, Devin Burgess, Donovan Burgess, Heather Galliani, Heidi Gunnels and Elizabeth Snider; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Bob Bybee officiating. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Westlawn Memorial Park in Borger.

Serving as pallbearers were Dustin Burgess, Devin Burgess, Donovan Burgess, Jarrett Gunnels, Carlos Galliani, and John Hood.