Ida Jane "Smitty" Snodgrass , passed away peacefully on September 1, 2011. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 15, 1931 to William and Ida Smythe. She graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, with a degree in psychology. She married Thomas Snodgrass in Evanston, Illinois in 1953. She obtained a Masters in Education Supervision from Corpus Christi State University (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi).
She is preceded in death by her parents. Survived by Thomas Snodgrass, her husband of over 58 years of marriage, children Richard Snodgrass (Merrie Brucks), Kenneth Snodgrass (Tracy), Linda Gorton (Jeff), Lee Snodgrass (Marianita); grandchildren Eric and Melanie Brucks, Brittany Snodgrass (Neal Mann), Patrick Snodgrass, Andrew and Rebecca Boylan, Paul and William Gorton; great grandson "Jules" Mann, and numerous other family members and friends.
Education was Smitty's passion. She taught fifth and sixth grade English at various elementary schools while raising her family. She became an assistant principal at Tuloso-Midway Middle School in Corpus Christi. During retirement, she taught English as a second language to adults through Memorial Assistance Ministries. She was a case worker with Child Advocates of Harris County for almost twenty years and was recognized as its 1999 Volunteer of the Year. She enjoyed travelling with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In between these activities she found time to work at her local library because she felt a library is an important part of an educated community.
Memorial services will be held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers and usual remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to Child Advocates of Harris County.