Nancy Bacon Snow, age 77, of Wichita Falls passed away on Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018, in House of Hope in Wichita Falls. She spent the last hours of her life in a colorful room, decorated with her own art, and filled with the sounds of the music that she loved, surrounded by family, friends, and caregivers.
A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on her birthday, April 8, 2018 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (come and go), with a short memorial presentation at 3:15. Guests are encouraged to wear their brightest colors and join family and friends as we share memories, music, art and color of her life.
Nancy Lynn Bacon was born on April 8, 1940 to the late Charles Raymond Bacon and Doris Afton Gilkerson Bacon in Lubbock, Texas. At an early age she developed a love of dance, music, and art. Nancy graduated from Texas Tech University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art.
She married Leland Snow on December 18, 1964 in Lubbock, Texas, and they made their home in Wichita Falls, where they raised two daughters, Kristin and Kara. They were married 46 years until Leland’s death on February 20, 2011.
Nan was a devoted and supportive wife to Leland, founder of Air Tractor, Inc. in Olney, Texas. He dedicated his 2008 autobiography, “Putting Dreams to Flight” to her, where he wrote, “Her unwavering support, understanding and patience have been leading factors in making our success possible.”
Throughout her life, she pursued many interests including teaching and playing the guitar and singing, taking art classes at MSU, traveling, and many other creative pursuits. As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, she had a life-long desire to study the Bible and learn God’s word. She was a member of Rephidim Church in Wichita Falls.
Those that knew Nancy well would describe her as loving, genuine, and creative. But these words merely scratched the surface of her magnetic personality. From her bright, infectious smile, to the vibrant colors of her carefully crafted outfits, Nancy could light up any room with her presence. She was a brilliant artist and talented musician, but perhaps her greatest work of art was the beautiful family that she loved deeply.
Survivors include two daughters, Kristin Edwards and Kara East, son-in-law Trevor Edwards, grandchildren, Brennan Edwards and Elisabeth East, all of Wichita Falls; one brother, John Bacon and wife, Patricia of Lubbock; four nephews, John Charles Bacon, Jr. and wife, Paige of Fort Worth, Texas, John Franklin Bacon of Lawrence, Kansas, Conan McCarty of New York City, and Kevin McCarty of Pomona, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland, brother-in-law Edward Snow, sister-in-law Marihelen Snow, nephew Kim McCarty, niece Lauren McCarty, and son-in-law, Alan East.
In lieu of flowers, Kristin and Trevor request that donations be made to Bethel Bible Church of Wichita Falls (bbcwf.org), a fledgling church of which they are members. Memorials may also be made in honor of Nancy to Hospice of Wichita Falls and House of Hope.
The family wishes to express our gratitude to Nancy’s personal assistants, the caregivers of Visiting Angels, and the nurses, aides, and staff of House of Hope and Hospice of Wichita Falls for their loving care of her until her final hours.