Feb 1937 – Jan 2010
Clarence M. Snelling, 72 of Turlock, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Clarence was born in Modesto in 1937 to James and Charlotte Snelling. He lived in this area most of his life, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1956.
In 1959, Clarence took Sandy Crow to be his loving wife, this past year they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Shortly after marrying, they began their family, becoming a family of four, having two beautiful daughters.
Clarence worked for Thorsens Plumbing for 33 years, he was a dedicated employee, and a dedicated family man. Clarence enjoyed bowling and wood working. He was a sports fan, devoted to the SF 49rs and the Giants. Clarence lived by his faith and was an active member of the Church of Christ in Turlock. He loved the time he spent with his family and friends, and enjoyed camping trips with his family, and was a member of the Kamping Kousins RV Club.
Clarence is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandy Snelling of Turlock, daughters; Robin (Scott) Hill of Ceres, and Hawley Martinez of Turlock, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Roy Snelling (2008), sister Myna Snelling (1937) and both of his parents.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, Jan 18 at 11:00am, at the Church of Christ 801 North Tully Road Turlock. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Emanuel 1850 Colorado Avenue Turlock, CA 95382 or the American Cancer Society Ste 8, 1604 Ford Avenue, Modesto CA 95350.