Sara Snell

Sara Snell, 80, a resident of Dickinson, Texas passed from this life on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. She was born on February 19, 1943 in Galveston, Texas to parents, Bennett D. Wilson and Eloise (Petterson) Wilson.

For many years, she worked for Union Carbide and then DOW Chemical and retired in 2003. Sara rose in the ranks from clerical to a change management team leader. She was an active volunteer in the Galveston Bay Area Texas Master Naturalist Program for nineteen years serving as President, Education Outreach Coordinator, Teacher Workshops Facilitator and Training Coordinator earning her Treasures of the Bay Awards and Dick Benoit Leadership Award. Sara was an avid birder, gardener, reader and adventurer who traveled to over 23 countries creating great memories, stories and jolly good laughs.

Sara is preceded in death by her parents, two siblings and son, Kevin Hanson.

She leaves her memory to be cherished by her loving husband, Robert; daughters, Wendy Hanson, Ginger Stuart and husband, John and Tuesdi Russell and husband, Steve; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her sister Sue Lasiter, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

In her honor, there will be a visitation on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. A celebration of life will follow at 2:00pm, also at Crowder Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Sara Snell Scholarship Fund (memo: Sara Snell Scholarship, 4102-B Main Street, La Marque, Texas 77568) or to MD Anderson for Cancer Research:



  1. She carried a true sense of joy and love around her, taking care of everyone she cared about. So happy to have shared some wonderful evenings full of great food, friendship and music. She will be missed

    Jeannine Barr
  2. Bob, Wendy, Ginger, Tuesdi, Sue and Family – I am so sorry to hear about Sara’s passing!
    I feel so blessed to have gotten to know Sara at the lake and will miss seeing her beautiful smile and hearing about her travels with Bob. She was such a wonderful person!
    Wishing you peace and love!
    Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis
  3. The most beautiful and kindhearted person. Thank you for all the great memories both here in Norway and when we came to Texas. We will miss you. Rest in peace Sara.
    Love from Cathrine and Olav

    Cathrine Wetrhus
    • Sara always lit up the room when she entered with that smile. Love chatting with Her at the lake and sharing stories of travels and food. Will miss trading recipes and trying new things. We will miss you Sara rest in peace.

      Clay Davis
  4. Dearest family. I am so sorry for your great loss. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. I was shocked to hear of her passing because I felt she was winning the battle. But God had other ideas and he called her to be with Him. Sara and I met as children. Our fathers formed and built a hunting and fishing camp in a remote location on Galveston Bay. We drifted apart as we got older until I got a friend request from a Sara Snell. I ignored it at first, but it came again. This time the middle name was Wilson and i immediately knew who it was. As long as I can remember, she always had that smile, always happy and jovial to be around. Praying for God’s Peace for your family and may Sara rest forever in the arms of our Lord.

    Buddy Schumann
  5. Sarita: You enlightened everyone with your beautiful smile. We are grateful for having you as our friend; we will miss you but also we keep God’s promise to meet you next time at Paradise.

    Carlos and Esperanza Hernandez
  6. So sorry for your loss Bob,Ginger, and Wendy. She always brought happiness and laughter in our visits. We always admire her love of nature and history.
    Thank you for being our friend.
    Love from Gary and Marianne

    Gary Getschmann
  7. We will miss you. You always had a smile on your face and made me feel welcome all the times I was around you.

    Jenny Perez
  8. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Ruby Bell
  9. Dear Family,
    So very sad to learn of your loss. We were high school classmates and kept up on FB.
    Will miss her smile and commets on FB.
    God Bless yu all in this sad time.

    Linda Singleton Roy (Whitaker)
  10. Sara will be missed by so many. She, and her husband Bob, have been my husband, Bob, and my travel buddies. We literally experienced a lot of the world together and so much joy! She taught us so much about nature along the way. She will always be in our hearts. We send love to Bob, Wendy, Ginger, John and Tusdi our love and prayers.

    Shirley Olivas
  11. We will remember Sarita as the Pachamama of our Hummingbird Garden in our cabin in the cloud forest of the Amazon who together with a group of good friends ventured to visit the cabin and our country. Later, we shared the wonderful idea of converting this space into a “Hummingbird Balcony” from which, now, you can appreciate the design of the beautiful rainbow-shaped garden, which signifies the longing to be free. This garden will be a permanent legacy that will remind us that Sarita will always be linked to our nature and in our hearts. May she rest in peace! Susana, Mateo and Marco Silva from Ecuador.

    Susana & Maraco Silva
  12. My condolences to Bob, Ginger, Wendy and extended family. She was a delight to everyone she met. She will be missed.

    Jeanne Demuth
  13. My prayers for Sarah’s family.God is receiving a sweet angel. We will all miss her dearly. God will welcome Sarah with open arms. Goodbye my friend.

    Edwin and Kathryn Witt
  14. My prayers are with the family of Sarah. God bless you all and give you strength.

    Edwin and Kathryn Witt
  15. Wendy, Thanks for sharing your Mom with us. She will be remembered with laughter and a smile. Wishing all the family comfort in this time of grief.

    Keren and Armando Arista
  16. My condolences go out to Bob, Wendy, Ginger and their entire family at this time. Sara was an absolutely wonderful lady inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

    Leigh Ann Reimer (Fesperman)
  17. Sara always brought a big smile to my face every time I was around her. From the moment we first met Sara and Bob were family to me. So many good memories. She will be fondly remembered ❤️

    Jim Wallace
  18. Bob, Ginger,Wendy and Tuesdi , we are sending our deepest condolences. I will always cherish the memories we shared when we were younger with your mom, the beach trips, Christmas Eve Parties, and just hanging out at the house. Your mom was always the kindest caring person I’ve known. She will be truly missed.

    Delena and Len Cargill
  19. Sara and I met for only one day on Ft Myers Beach at age 14 while on our family vacations. We had an instant bond and friendship that kept us close as sisters throughout life’s adventures and travels over the decades. Her laughter and joy of life , family, friends, and all of nature will never be forgotten. Well done, my dear friend!

    Gail Bozzella
  20. Sara was a genuinely good person. Always positive and spoken of favorably by everyone.

    Larry Boatright
  21. Bob… Janie and I want to offer you our sincere condolences on Sara’s passing. Took us by surprise, as she seemed just fine last time you guys were here. Guess the lord had different plans for here.

    paul dostal

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