M. Latrelle Getz Roark, 84


M. Latrelle Getz Roark, 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Latrelle was born August 28, 1933, to Homer D. Snider and H. Maurine Wimberly Snider. She married Paul W. Getz September 17, 1954 in Levelland, Texas. They moved to Monte Vista to the farm/ranch that Paul grew up on. There they raised their four children, Adrian, David, Paula and Russell. In 1980 they sold the ranch and moved to Levelland, Texas to be closer to Paula and her family and for Paul to live in a lower climate. Paul passed away February 5, 1997. Latrelle moved back to the San Luis Valley in June of 1999 and lived in Alamosa close to her sons. She married Orvie C. Roark April 20, 2005, and moved to Canon City, Colorado. Orvie passed on April 30, 2013. Latrelle stayed in Canon City until January 2016 when she moved to Ruidoso, N.M.

Latrelle was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Harvey Snider, sister-in-law Madalyn Snider, brothers-in-law Jay C. Schrader and Edward Getz, her son David Getz and grandson Lee Getz. She is survived by her sons Adrian (Rhoda) Getz, Alamosa, Co and Russell Getz, Milwaukee, WS, her daughter Paula (Jon) Crunk, Ruidoso, NM, and very special stepdaughter, Ruby Pratt of Canon City. Grandchildren Kristi, Kenny, Jimmy, Paul, Scott, Amy, Jennica and Michael, and 24 great grandchildren. Brother Tillman Snider and sister Marjorie (Louis) Wiedemeyer; Sisters-in-law LaJuan Snider, Evelyn Getz, Nancy Schrader and Gail Stephensen.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

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