Robert H. Snow
May 24, 1931-Feb. 19, 2019
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Robert H. Snow completed his earthly journey of 87 years.
Per Bob's request, no service will be held. The family asks that you remember him by extending kindness to others as often as possible. He certainly did that wherever he was. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the New Mexico Junior College Scholarship Foundation in his honor is appreciated.
Born in Kincaid, Kansas, on May 24, 1931, to Karl H. And Myra L. (Woodard) Snow, “Bob," as he was known for most of his life, began a life that would take him across our country and to four continents. His family would move to Salt Lake City and Denver. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Coast Guard for three years of service to his country. He attended college at Colorado Teacher's College (now known as University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley, Colorado, where as president of his fraternity, he would find the love of his life, Patricia McHeffey, president of her sorority.
They married in 1956, and began their 60-year marriage together in Leadville, Colorado, where he worked as a school counselor and she as a teacher. Bob's entire career revolved around students and young adults. He focused his career on Community Colleges where he could help students find a path to making a better life for themselves. First at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, Wyoming, next at Platte Technical Community College in Columbus, Nebraska, and finally at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, New Mexico, where he worked as registrar until he retired in 2002.
He is survived by his three daughters, Susan Oppliger (Tim) of Germany, Kristi Salgado (Mark) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Heather Rutledge (Steve) of Odessa, Texas; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife Patricia in 2017; both parents; his brother, William Snow; and a granddaughter.