Eleanor Grace (Pifer) Snyder

Eleanor Grace (Pifer) Snyder

1936 – Aug. 20, 2020

Eleanor Grace (Pifer) Snyder passed over into the light after a night of bedside singing by her daughter, Cantrell, on Aug. 20, 2020.

Born in Globe, Arizona to Lloyd and Louise Pifer, she graduated from Globe High School, going on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Library Science from University of Arizona.

She taught fourth grade at John B. Wright Elementary and was the head librarian at several libraries for the Tucson Unified School District.

She loved traveling, was an avid reader, a music lover, a lifelong learner and a great cook. She was fortunate to have had the love and companionship of four remarkable men: Michael Maryott, John Gulaskey, Art Snyder and Al Proudman.

She will be missed by the many lives she touched: her students, her colleagues and her many friends.

She is survived by her children, Cantrell and David Driver of Tucson; Sean and Hilda Maryott of Homer, Alaska, and Heather and Larry Geller of Berkeley, California; grandchildren Sam and Theresa, Haley, Gillian and Grace; and brother, Tom and wife Nancy Pifer of Casa Grande, Arizona.

In lieu of services, Eleanor’s wishes were to have her cremated remains scattered among her ancestors in Globe and along the Pacific Ocean that she loved visiting.