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Obituary – Elma Snell

September 27, 2017

MISSION – Elma Snell, 80, passed away on September 24, 2017, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Mission, and was always willing to donate her time, and could be often found volunteering at the Mission Museum, and the Mission Hospital. She was an active member of El Mesias United Methodist Church in Mission.
She was preceded in death by her husband David Snell, as well as by her parents Rodolfo and Juanita Gaytan Sr.
Elma is survived by her children David (Claudia) Snell of Plano, Texas, Linda (Ben) Bounds of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Dan (Amy) Snell of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by her grandchildren LeeAnn (Clifford) Webster and Samuel Snell, as well as a great grandson CJ Webster.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 6-9 pm at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2pm at El Mesias United Methodist Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.
Service are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.


September 27, 2017
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  1. Katena McCord

    Linda, I am so sorry for your mom’s passing. Also, happy you have been there with her. May God comfort your family.

  2. Ray Lozano

    RIP Ms Gaytan-Snell
    You lived a long fruitful life.
    You made a positive difference in this world and you followed in God’s footsteps. You touched many lives with your friendliness and love ❤️. You left many wonderful memories and treasures for a lot of us. Thank you.
    I was honored to have been your neighbor for a few years but your impact lasted a lifetime.
    Heartfelt condolences to the entire extended families.

  3. Michael Wolfe

    To the family of Nana Elma Snell. Even though we are not there in person we are with you in spirit. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you La La. From: Momo, Mary, Jack, Jennifer, Bradley, Lukas, Meredith, and Ethan. Along with all of Your friends at Cross Timber Cowboy Church.

  4. Cynthia Erke and Family

    I still can’t believe this. We all love Nana so very much and she will be sorely missed. May you rest in Peace sweet Nana….and it’s not goodbye, but see ya later. God bless your sweet family.

  5. Rosie Gonzalez

    My most sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. Linda, I know how hard it was to see your mom suffering, but I know you’re glad that you could be thete. Praying for you and your family.

  6. Rosie Gonzalez

    Linda, please know that my heart is with you. I hereby send my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I know how hard it is to see your a loved one suffering. Praying for you and your family.

  7. Lora lara-Gomez

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you David, Linda and Danny. Love you, my dear friend Linda.

  8. Susana Gaona Treviño

    My most heartfelt condolences to Emma Snell’s family. It was a blessing to know her and serve as her church Secretary at El Mesias UMC in Mission Tx. I will miss her dearly as well as her contagious smile. I can imagine her holding hand with Jesus and walking the Streets of Gold. God give the Snell family strength and faith. God bless you.


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