She was born on March 22, 1946 in Aurora, Nebraska to the late Raymond W. and Marie (Eaton) Douglas. She grew up in Aurora, Nebraska and attended Aurora Elementary School. In Junior High her family moved to Lexington, Nebraska. Connie graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1964. She attended Hastings College where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1968. Hastings College was also where she and Elvin met. On July 29, 1967, she married Elvin D. Snyder. Connie and Elvin were blessed with two children, Beverly and Steven.
Connie was a mother and homemaker for all of her life. She did work for the Sunflower Council of Girl Scouts as a Field Executive for a short while. She was assigned to and visited several Girl Scout Troops around the Dodge City, Kansas Area. She enjoyed working with Girls Scouts, but without a doubt her favorite job was mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends who will tell you she was an excellent cook. Connie was a musician and played both piano and clarinet. She passed that love of music on to her children and grandchildren. Some of her hobbies were reading, crocheting, and crafts. She also loved going camping and traveling with her family. Connie loved her Nebraska “Huskers”. She would “cheer” so loud for them you did not want to be in the same room. It was like she thought they could hear her through the television. Connie had a passion for Genealogy. She thoroughly researched hers and Elvin’s family trees. In addition, she spent countless hours working on genealogy research for the state of Nebraska. For many years, Connie was the Nebraska GenWeb State Coordinator. She and her fellow genealogists were dedicated to providing free genealogical research tools.
Connie is survived by her husband, Elvin Snyder of Hoxie, Kansas; son, Steven Snyder and wife Angela of Hoxie, Kansas; daughter, Beverly Rucker and husband Ed of Hoxie, Kansas; brother, Don Douglas and Kathy McGregor of Florence, Oregon; sister Arlene Austin and husband Bob of Marysville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Quenton Rucker, Tabor Rucker, Victoria Rucker, Elyssa Rucker, Madison Snyder, and Nathan Snyder.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Marie Douglas; sister, Ella Johnson; and brother-in-law, Don Johnson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home in Hoxie, Kansas with Pastor Jake Schadel presiding. Burial will follow the service in the Hoxie City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Hoxie Schools Music Program and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, Kansas 67740. Online condolences may be left at www.mickeyleopoldfuneral.com
Connie’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was always there for them and provided a good life for them. She will be missed, but her love will always be in the hearts of her family and friends.