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 Clevie Dee <I>Owens</I> Snoke

Clevie Dee Owens Snoke

Highland Home, Crenshaw County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Jan 2009 (aged 92)
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Burial Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 33651273 · View Source
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She was the fifth of seven children, the fourth daughter of Lawyer Jimmie Owens and Effe Garner. She was raised on a farm in south central Alabama. Born just before the United States entered World War One, and a few years before women received the right to vote and prohibition became the law of the land. She picked cotton by hand, sewed quilts, canned food, drew water from a creek (later a well), read by kerosene light, and rode in a mule drawn wagon to go to church. Prior to World War Two, she and her sister, Ouina, moved to Fairhope, Alabama, and took a job with a dry cleaner. She later met her husband, Hubert F. Snoke, several months prior to the end of the war and they married October 7, 1944. After the war, staying briefly in Alabama, she moved to Pennsylvania (1946) and later several locations in New York (starting in 1954, Brentwood, Endwell, Norwich and Rochester/Greece) with Hubert, where she retired from McCurdy & Company, Rochester, New York as a sales clerk. She later moved back to Fairhope (1980) and then to Elkhart, Indiana (1981) where she lived the remainder of her days. She was loved by all who met her. Although she never finished school herself (she had to drop out after the 7th grade), she always pushed and encouraged her children to learn, learn, learn. At the time of her passing, she was survived by her husband, two sons, seven grandchildren, twentytwo great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

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  • Created by: Erich Snoke
  • Added: 8 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33651273
  • Laura Virgil
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clevie Dee Owens Snoke (27 Sep 1916–18 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33651273, citing Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Erich Snoke (contributor 46796819) .