Bertha "Bert" Theresa SnellAugust 1, 1934 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 83)
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Bertha Theresa (Villagrana) Snell, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, with her Husband and family members by her side.
Bert was born on August 1, 1934, in Saguache, Colorado, to Frank and Alice (Martinez) Villagrana. Bert graduated from Florence High School in 1953 and worked at many local businesses and attended an airline hostess school in Nebraska. Bert married Chester D. “Chet” Snell on April 18, 1959, and they eventually made Florence, Colorado their home. She retired from the Florence School District after 20 years of service. Bert was a very active member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, teaching various religious classes for over 30 years and leading prayer meetings in various towns for 18 years.
Bert was preceded in death by her Parents and one Grandchild and is survived by siblings Ruben (Nancy) Villagrana, Paul (Jean) Villagrana, and Frank (Phyllis) Villagrana, her loving Husband Chester Snell, children Chester L. (Linda) Snell, Frank (Patty) Snell, Michael (Patty) Snell, Susan Snell, Michelle (Clint) Veatch, fourteen Grandchildren, fourteen Great Grandchildren and one Great, Great Grandchild, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Florence at 622 W. 2nd Street. Rosary at 9:15 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Reception to follow after Mass in the Parish Center.