Nancy May “Calley” Snailum left us this November 14th, 2017. Her life’s run began on August 7, 1937 in Pecos, Texas. Born into a ranching family of Floyd Calley and Katherine Brininstool Calley, she grew up on the family ranch south of town and the Collier ranch north of town.
She would marry Darr “Puney” Snailum in the early1960’s and spend the next four decades together, first making their home in Pecos, later moving to Fort Stockton to finish out the rest of their lives. She would cherish the move to Stockton if for nothing else but to be close to her childhood friend, Mary Jane Ezell.
Nancy loved to bowl and would spend many years with her many good friends on the circuit. Two that stand out most were Patsy Atkins and Irene Burnham. After she could no longer sling a bowling ball, she took up golf with Puney. Along with these activities, Nancy also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
She is survived by five children, Dwight and wife Pam of Plano, Randy and partner Cathy Walker of Shady Shores, Alan and wife Barbara of Loving County, Mark of Loving County, Darrla and husband Gerardo of Fort Stockton, fourteen grandkids and a batch of great grandkids, even a couple of great greats, numerous nieces and nephews. Also left was a very dear and longtime friend Louise Stephenson. There is not room enough to list the other wonderful friends, but rest assured you are not forgotten.
A service to celebrate Nancy’s life is scheduled for Monday, November 20th, 2017, beginning at 2:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Stockton, Texas.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Tommy Ezell, Worth Kincaid, Chris Alexander, Michael Pules, Matthew Pules, and Ricky Brenem.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity or other cause close to your heart, our family thanks you.
So sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. My sincerest sympathy to her family. Nancy was such a sweet and fun lady.
Teresa CalleyLiberty Hill, TX
Irene and I pray that during this time of sorrow that you will find comfort in all the joyful and fun memories shared. I will always remember her smile and laugh.
I will always remember those bowling gals and their fun times, too. Someone as special as Nancy will remain in our hearts forever. Hold on to those memories for comfort and lean on your family and friends for strength and support. We may not see each other every day but you know we are always here for you and your family. We loved your mom. Remember, that Irene is just a phone call away to share those fun memories with you at any time. Love you.
Cathy HavinsFort Stockton, TX
I will never forget her - can't believe back in the day and she would produce cassette tapes for me.................such a dear woman.
Bland HollandAsheville, NC