HARTLAND – Fay J. Snowman, 78, passed away peacefully May 11, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born July 28, 1934, in Ripley, the daughter of Donald S. and Bernice “Bunny” (Boody) Hopkins.
She married her late husband, Alver “Pinky” L. Snowman, Sept. 28, 1951. Fay worked as a school bus driver for SAD 48 for 33 years until her retirement and she was also part owner in Snowman’s Oil until she turned the business over to her son in 1992. In her younger years she enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and ceramics and enjoyed her camp on Moose Pond in Hartland. She was a member of Hartland Baptist Church and St. Albans Chatterbox Club for many years until she was unable to hear well and chose to stay at home. In her later years, she enjoyed quilting and gave many quilts away to numerous charities in the community as well as family members.
She is survived by son, Michael A. Snowman and wife, Helen (Nutter); daughter, Londa (Snowman) Dunton and husband, Brian; three grandchildren, Seth Snowman and wife, Nikki (Underwood), Erika (Snowman) Pierce and husband, William “Bill” and Brady Snowman and wife, Elisha (Lawler); two step-grandchildren, Paul and Lee Dunton; four great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Hopkins) Hewins and Sheryl (Hopkins) Butler and husband, Galen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Alver “Pinky” L. Snowman; son, Dennis B. Snowman; three brothers, Douglas, Stanley “Buzzy” and William “Billy” Hopkins; and sister, Betty (Hopkins) Day. Fay will be deeply missed by many. The family wishes to express their gratitude and special thanks to her niece, Debbie Day, for helping so very much during Fay’s illness as well as to Healthreach Hospice staff and volunteers, Gwen, Lori, Nichole, Theresa and staff behind the scenes who offered exceptional care and loving support.
At Fay’s request, there will be no visitation hours or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Fay’s memory to Healthreach Hospice, 10 Water St., Suite 307, Waterville, ME 04901. Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me, I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found the place at the end of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss, ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much, good friend, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.