Arlene Beverly Craig Snedicor, age 86, peacefully went to be with her Lord while at home on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
She was born July 18, 1925, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin and Gladys Grace Craig.
Arlene attended Troy High School and graduated from Mansfield Teachers College in 1950.
In 1959, she married Ronald Louden Snedicor. Arlene lived in the Big Pond, Pennsylvania area before her marriage and in Athens, Pennsylvania after her marriage. She worked as an Elementary Teacher at Gladys Burnham Elementary, in Ridgebury, Pa., and Chemung, N.Y., and later as the first Special Education Teacher for BLaST I.U. 17 in Bradford County and Athens Area School District, retiring in 1985.
As a child, Arlene was stricken with polio and went on to persevere in her endeavor to be a teacher. Arlene will be remembered for her many years as a teacher.
Arlene was a member of the North Waverly Chapel, the 39ers, and served her church as head of family fellowship dinners and meals for VBS. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was wellknown for her delicious pickles. She had a gift for hospitality that was enjoyed by her many friends and family. Aspecial joy for Arlene was the Christmas caroling parties she hosted.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald in 1973, as well as her parents Benjamin and Gladys Grace Craig and siblings: Mary Lucille Wilcox, Wanda Jean Lee, Thomas Stuart Craig, Joseph Benjamin Craig, and Wilma Grace Schill Stewart.
Arlene is survived by her devoted daughter Dolores “Dee” Snedicor Smith, her brother and sister-in-law Robert and Doris Craig, as well as many nieces and nephews and her faithful border collie Murphy.