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Mary Carol Snyder

© Seaman - Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea, Oklahoma
Submitted by: Brenda

Mary was born on October 18, 1932 in McCurtain, Oklahoma to Bennie and Dorothy (Davidson) Clark.

Our beloved Mary went home to her Creator on Monday, August 22nd after a long and courageous struggle with ALS.

A graduate of McAlester High School in 1950, Mary went on to pursue her education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and the University of Oklahoma where she received a degree in Secondary Education while minoring in Drama. During her college tenure, she met and married Clifford Borgstrom on June 1, 1956. Clifford died on February 5, 1998. Utilizing her skills in the aft-mentioned, field of drama, Mary brought the subjects of English and English Literature to life for her students during her 32 years of Teaching at both Big Cabin and Afton Schools. An inspired and gifted educator, Mary enriched the lives of literally hundreds of young people whom she not only taught, but in severalcases went on to teach their children as well. Known affectionately to all as Mrs. B. It is this sharing of her considerable gifts with so many thatwill be her enduring legacy. In addition to her lifelong passions as both a teacher and student, she was an ardent fan of both Jeopardy and her beloved Oklahoma Sooners.

On September 30, 2001 she married Carroll Snyder in Catoosa, Oklahoma. They made there home in Verdigris, Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her late husband of 42 years, Clifford Borgstrom, and her sister Memory Ann (Clark) Bledsoe.

She is survived by: Her Husband, Carroll Snyder of the home in Verdigris,Oklahoma; One Son, Michael Clark Borgstrom and wife Debbie of Miami, Oklahoma. One Daughter, Nancy LeAnne Borgstrom of Broken Arrow,Oklahoma; One Brother, Bennie Clark Jr. and wife Lynette of Denham Springs, Louisiana; Two Sister, Barbara Lee (Clark) Lay and Husband Leroy of Verdigris, Oklahoma and Faye Jane (Clark) Clyma and Husband Clifford of Verdigris, Oklahoma. Grandchildren, Greg and Chris Kohler of Claremore, Oklahoma, Aimee Hicks of Columbia, Missouri and Shannon Fleming of Miami, Oklahoma. Great Grandchildren, Autumn Jourden of Miami, Oklahoma. Stepson, Ted Snyder and Step Granddaughter Savannah Snyder of Claremore, Oklahoma. Stepdaughter, Carolyn (Snyder) Goza and Step Granddaughter Jessica French of Sylacauga, Alabama. And a host of other relatives and friends.

In Lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that donations be made in Mary's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association ALS Research Division which can be found at www.seaman-blanke.com, then select donations, you may also view Mary's obituary & Sign her Register Book while there. Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Friday, August 26th at the Church of Christ of Catoosa.

Burial will follow in the Big Cabin Cemetery at Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Under the Direction of Seaman - Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea, Oklahoma.

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