Stanley Eric Snow

Stanley Eric Snow passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah from complications from an aneurysm in his back.  He was 85.  Stan had lived in the Veterans home for five and a half years, entering as one of the initial residents in the new facility in 2013.

Stan was born in St. George, Utah on the Fourth of July, 1933 to Erastus Eric and Ruth Bleak Snow.  He was the second of three boys.  He was raised in small town St. George spending summers running free with his buddies wearing overalls and barefoot while his parents ran the E. B. Snow Furniture Company in the middle of town.  He was often the patriotic center of school productions as ‘Uncle Sam’ and celebrating his birthday every Fourth of July is a wonderful tradition in our family, especially celebrating with the community in Pine Valley.   He attended Woodward Junior High where he picked up playing the bass horn in the band.  He continued playing the bass horn into college and also many years in the Pine Valley Fourth of July band.

Stan met his sweetheart, Betty Louise Allen, in 1952 while attending Dixie College.  They were married for time and all eternity in the St. George temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 8, 1953.  Last Monday was their 66th anniversary.  That particular date made it difficult to celebrate their anniversary because Stan became a CPA and often couldn’t celebrate until after the 15th of April deadline every year.  Stan was drafted in 1954 and served two years in the Army during the Korean conflict at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii as a supply clerk.  After his discharge Stan and Betty headed to Logan, Utah where he graduated in Accounting from Utah State University in 1958.  He took his first job in Twin Falls, Idaho with LeGrande Nelson, and he continued to be a CPA in that community for 43 years, retiring in 2001.   He started his own firm in 1970 and joined with LuDell Waldren in 1972.  They worked in partnership for 30 years.  His firm sponsored the annual 1040K fun run/walk just after tax season.  At his request the Southern Utah Veterans Home began sponsoring an annual race which became known as the Stan Snow 5K and Fun Run.

Stan and Betty have five children and put down deep roots in the Twin Falls community.  He served 9 years on the Twin Falls County Fair Board; 9 years on the Idaho State Board of Accountancy; as president of the Twin Falls Kiwanis Club, Lieutenant Governor for Division 5 of the Utah/Idaho District and Governor of the Utah/Idaho District; 17 years as a little league football coach for 7th graders; and also as a Scout Master (twice taking troops to the National Jamboree) and received the Silver Beaver award from the Snake River Council of the BSA.  He formed the foundation for the Athletic Department of the College of Southern Idaho serving on that board for 30 years and was the first president of the Golden Eagle Booster Club.  He was elected to the CSI Athletic Hall of Fame.

Stan was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served continually all his life.  He served as a Bishop of the Twin Falls 2nd ward from 1968 to 1973, Stake Executive Secretary for three years, and Stake First Counselor to Don Watson with Max Casperson, 1976-1984, as well as numerous other callings.  Stan and Betty served a two-year full-time mission for the Church in the South East Africa Area in Johannesburg, South Africa as an auditor/trainer, 2003-2004.

After retirement, Stan and Betty moved to Pine Valley, Utah, a quiet mountain community above St. George that they loved.  As a young teenager, Stan helped build a cabin there with his dad, and in 1974 bought property of their own.  He and Betty spent summers there and winters in Mesa, Arizona where he served as Activity Director of their RV park for several years.  He also served on the residents’ board at the Veterans Home.

In July of 2012 Stan suffered a stroke that required hospitalization and rehabilitation for many months.  The result was paralysis of his left side, confinement to a wheel chair and the need for skilled nursing care.  Despite his disability Stan maintained his sharp mind and quick wit and was always optimistic about walking again on his own.  Stan continued to cheer on his beloved Dixie State football and basketball teams and to share the Gospel with his friends and family.  The light of his life was his wife, Betty, and he would talk about her to everyone.  Having her visit was the highlight of his days and weeks.

The Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah was a blessing to Stan in his years of physical need.  The attentive and gracious staff and residents all became his friends.  He trained many new CNAs in his years there.  His family’s sincere appreciation cannot be appropriately expressed.  Thank you, sincerely.

Stan is survived by his lovely wife Betty Allen Snow; his five children Allen Eric Snow (Nancy) of Riverton, Utah, Sharon Snow Dalley (Robert) of Pine Valley, Utah, Lori Snow Olsen (Jim) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Douglas Bleak Snow (Sara) of Arlington, Virginia, and Scott Beaman Snow (Amie) of Gilbert, Arizona; brother Earl Bleak Snow (Kathy), 22 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gregg Erastus Snow and his wife Jeanie, and two great grandchildren Daniel Hansen and Ruby Hellstrom.

A viewing will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, Utah and Friday, April 12, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the Pine Valley historic chapel.  Funeral services will be in the Pine Valley chapel at 11:30 Friday, April 12th with interment immediately following in the Pine Valley cemetery.  Comments can be left at   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by mail or in person to the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Stan’s name.



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Pine Valley Chapel
Pine Valley, UT


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Pine Valley Cemetery
Pine Valley, UT

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18 Responses

  1. To Doug and the Snow Family, We are all so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father. Please know that your friends at the NEA are holding you in thought and prayer at this sad time. We are sending you love.

  2. We are sorry to hear about the loss of this great man. We know he is loved by so many and will be missed! Our love and prayers are with you all at this time!

  3. Stan and Betty Snow have made me feel a part of the SnowDalley family from the first days of our friendship. I love Stans energetic voice, smile and laughter. I also always appreciated Stans wisdom and willingness to share that counsel and wisdom with even a friend like me. He has a big heart but also a tender and gentle soul and showed us great compassion and concern when our daughter endured a life changing illness. Those are visits I will always hold dear. I’m blessed to have had time getting to know Dad Snow. I am sending my love and thoughts of comfort and friendship to Betty, Sharon and all of your families. Peggy Goodwin

  4. Dear Betty, Scott, Amie and Family, We are so sorry to read of Stan’s passing. He was just a great guy! You are on our mind & in our heart. Sincerely, Rex & Sandee Golay, Twin Falls, Idaho

  5. A beautiful and touching obituary. What a beautiful and meaningful and blessed life.
    My best to Lori and all his family.

  6. What a guy! For the past few years we would visit Stan at the Veterans home and enjoyed his life’s stories. He had a spunk to him….all in fun! He will be missed. He loved his family and would speak of them often. So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.

  7. Betty & family,
    Janet & I were sadden to hear of Stans passage. A great individual who we enjoyed very much while you were both in Twin Falls. We have many fond memories of association with both families. I especially remember the Kiwanis football program Stan & I started that has grown & still exists today. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family during these trying times. May God be with you.

  8. I am so grateful that I got to know Stan over the past 5 1/2 years!!! He definitely loved Southern Utah and his wife Betty! May he finally rest in peace during tax season! Stan, give my Uncle RJ a big hug from all of us in Southern Utah! And thanks again from ALL of us at SUVH. You are sincerely missed! ❤❤❤

  9. Betty and family, I am sad to hear of Stan’s passing. I am grateful for all I learned from him as I worked for him for 10 year in Twin Falls. My prayers go out to all of you. May you find comfort in all the good memories. Connie Box

  10. Stan thanks for all of your years of free service to CSI athletics!! you were on of the many people who made that college what it is today!! Eric Hovey

  11. My family has many great memories with the Snow family including numerous summer nights playing British Bulldog in their backyard, baking cookies at their house, many firesides at their home and serving in the church together. Stan and Betty we’re good friends to my parents and always willing to lend a helping hand. Our sincere condolences from the Pettingill Family.

  12. We have had some great experiences with our dear friends the Snows. We have missed you and will continue to miss you. We are so sorry for your loss and our loss of a dear friend. We have some great memories. May God Bless you and pray that you will feel of His comfort and love.
    Bill & Linda Lyda

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