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Karen Sue "Suzie" (Testerman) Snitker
Nov 1, 1948 - Oct 18,2011
Posted by Jo Aguirre

Harmon County Funeral Home

Karen Sue Snitker, age 62, of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Hollis, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 18, 2011, in Gillette, Wyoming.

Suzie was born in Hollis, Oklahoma on November 1, 1948, to Ray E. and Charlottie (Heath) Testerman. Growing up in Harmon County, Suzie graduated from Hollis School in 1966. After attending beauty schools in Altus, Oklahoma and California, she moved back to Hollis where she met Stephen Snitker in 1972. On July 7, 1973, she married Stephen, the love of her life. They began their family in 1976 with daughter, Aimee, and again expanded the family in 1980 with their second daughter Alysson. Karen and Stephen spent thirty-eight wonderful years together, before her untimely death. In 1992, they moved to Monte Vista, Colorado where they began farming. While in the San Luis Valley, of Colorado, Karen received her bachelor’s degree in Literature with a minor in Psychology and taught at Trinidad State Junior College. In 2004, Karen and Stephen moved to Gillette where she enjoyed being a fulltime homemaker. A very musically talented person, Karen played the piano, guitar, banjo, violin and harpsichord. In her spare time, Suzie loved spending time with her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved, quilting, sewing, gardening and tending to her flowers.

Preceded in death by her father, Ray.

Suzie is survived by her husband, Stephen, of the home; two daughers, Aimee Snitker and husband Brad of Gillette, Wyoming and Alysson Schmitt and husband Mike of Milliken, Colorado; six grandchildren, Bethanie, Alexa, Joshua, Nicholas, AbiGayle and Eyan; her mother, Charlottie Testerman of Hollis; one sister, Cheryl Lewis and husband Roy of Hot Springs, Arkansas; four brothers, Douglas Testerman and wife Nancy of Hollis, DuWayne Testerman and wife Danita of Yukon, Oklahoma, Dudley Testerman and wife Karen of Hollis and Dwight Testerman and Joetta of Mangum along with many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Karen Snitker will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Hollis First Baptist Church with Pastor Justin Sampler officiating. Interment will follow at McKnight Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

The family will greet friends at Harmon County Funeral Home on Friday evening, October 21, 2011, from 5 until 6 p.m.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com
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