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Mary Consuello Snyder

October 26, 1930 — March 4, 2023


Mary Snyder, 92, of Higgins stepped into heaven Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Amarillo.


Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Carmichael-Whatley Canadian Chapel with Dan & Drucy Cockrell officiating.  Interment will be in the Eller Flat/Prairie Dell Cemetery in the Gem Community.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.


Mary Consuello Stanford was born October 26, 1930, in San Miguel County near Trementina, New Mexico. Her parents were Carlos E. Lopez and Sarah Pearl Morrison, she and her siblings were later adopted by O.W. Stanford. Mary lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Springfield, Colorado before moving to Miami. She graduated with the Miami High School class of 1947.  Mary married J.H. “Red” Snyder in November 1950 at the Miami First Baptist Church.  Mary and Red lived in the Gem Community where she was a Blue Ridge Mom and drove a bus. They moved to Lipscomb County in 1968.  Mary worked as a loan clerk for the Production Credit Association retiring after 25 years.  She was a woman of many talents.  Mary was a businesswoman, a rancher, an incredible homemaker, even to the point of educating herself in nutrition for family and livestock.  She was known as being a fabulous cook, welcoming guests into her home at a moment’s notice. Mary enjoyed all aspects of ranch life from feeding the work crews to fishing with the grandchildren.  The one chore she avoided when she could was working on windmills.   Some of her activities included collecting, making wine, lemonade, no bake Cookies, sandhill plum jelly, crossword puzzles, golf and traveling. Later in life Mary enjoyed playing cards with the bank group as well as bridge with friends.  She took pride in being a big sister and was always there to offer love and support to her family.


Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Red, her parents O.W., Pearl, and Carlos; a daughter, Billie Lunsford; siblings, Charlie Stanford and Jean Williams; in-laws, Gwen Stanford, Louise Stanford, Tom Coffee, Jack Phillips, Jasper Snyder, Laura Lee and Dick Dickinson; and niece, Eddie Lee Parker.


Survivors include daughter, Louise Landers and husband John of Higgins; son-in-law, Joe Lunsford of Miami; siblings, Betty Taylor and husband Ed of Pampa, Paul Stanford of Durant, Oklahoma, and Josephine Phillips of Belle Vista, Arkansas; grandchildren, Hugh Landers and wife Lacie, Justin Landers, Jodi Hall and husband Chase and Levi Lunsford and wife Carol; great grandchildren, Caitlin & husband Allen, Ashlee and husband Bret, Molly, Rylee, James, Gains, Jack, Sawyer, Holdan, Hunter, Hadleigh, and Haylen; nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Doris Wilkens.


Memorial may be made to Mesa View Sr. Living, Attn: Activity Bus Fun, 106 Teas Circle, Canadian, Texas 79014 and the Higgins Public Library, PO Box   , Higgins, Texas 79046


Mary’s family would like to thank the Mesa View Sr. Living Staff and residents for making her time at Mesa View so enjoyable.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian

203 S 3rd St, Canadian, TX 79014

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Eller Flat - Prairie Dell Cemetery

County Rd 28, North of Hwy 33, Canadian, TX 79014

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