Aug 1960 - 14 Nov 1977
or Gina, was the daughter of Jack and Betty (Reasoner) Snelling.
She was a member of the class of 1978.
She was a good, fun loving, person that her classmates remember with
fondness and love. She could always be counted on to make you laugh, sometimes
during class and then her classmates would get in trouble too.
Kathy (Clark) Manery remembers slumber parties where they'd have sťances
and Gina would be straight across the candle from her. Everyone would be so
serious and then Gina would start to giggle under her breath and then Kathy
would see her, which would get her going and pretty soon they couldn't contain
the laughter any longer. Others would try to quite those two down with a "Shsss"
but it couldn't be stopped. Finally
they'd make the two of them leave the room.
Which would have been all right, but it was Kathy's slumber party!
played on the girl's volleyball team and she was also a cheerleader for the
football and basketball team. On
the way home from away games Gina could get people laughing and keep them going.
I didn't matter how good or bad things were she could always find the
best in any situation and bring a smile to people faces.
found many ways to make people laugh in school too.
Sometimes she'd sing off key in chorus on purpose so they'd have to stop
and figure out what was wrong.
clearly remembers Gina as a friend--a best friend that she missed terribly when
she was gone. When she was taken
from them at just 16 all her classmates missed her and could feel her happy
spirit with them in all of their school activities until graduation.
She will always be missed and will live on in our hearts forever.
Kathy Clark Manery
The music is "You Light Up My Life" originally sung by Debbie Boone