Loretta Eilene Snow

December 16, 1921June 25, 2018

Loretta Snow passed away on June 25, 2018 in Kerman, California. Services will be held at Kerman Covenant Church on Mon., July 2, at 11am followed by a graveside service at Fresno Memorial Gardens with a reception following at the Kerman Covenant Church. Visitation will be at Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel on Sun. July 1, from 2pm-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kerman Covenant Church. Loretta was born as Eiline Euzella Pettitt on December 16, 1921 near Elkland, Missouri to Ona Marie Young and George Thomas Pettitt. In 1937, the depression compelled Loretta and her family to move to California’s Central Valley where they settled in Lindsey, California. In 1939, Loretta married Paul Barker and together had two children, Doris and Leroy. She and Paul divorced and in 1950 she married John Laird. They were later divorced. In 1972, she married the love of her life, Joe Snow. Loretta and Joe moved around northern California and eventually settled in Joe’s hometown of Kerman, California. Together they worked tirelessly for many years building their farming business and “Snow Manufacturing Co.” They cherished their community and lead a very devoted and spiritual life together. They hosted many bible study groups in their home and volunteered often in Roeding Park by serving food to the homeless. They were strong in their convictions and remained at each other’s side until Joe’s passing on April 8, 2008. Loretta was devoted to helping those in need and was deeply loved by her church, family, and friends. Loretta also loved music and would have gatherings at her home where all instruments and neighbors were welcome. Loretta will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Snow, son Leroy Barker, her siblings, Earline Carpenter, Earlin “Bud” Pettitt, Anna “Verline” Milhous, Georgia Pettitt, Wilma Kennedy, Pansy Hawley and grandson, William Ogg. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Borkowski, her brother, Robert Pettitt, her grandchildren, Jennifer Phillips, Cherilyn Blender, Samuel Ogg IV, and Jerry Laird, her great-grandchildren, Zachary Phillips, Lindsey Phillips, Cole Blender, and Adam Blender, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.


  • Bob Cain
  • Hobi Bacon
  • Jack Snow
  • Doug Hearld
  • Doug Mitchell
  • Daryl Mitchell


  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018

Loretta Eilene Snow

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Vallaree Spires

July 1, 2018

Auntie Loretta,

I will miss you forever. Love your great niece, Vallaree

Phillip & Pat Rivera Jr.

July 1, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of her passing. They ( Joe & Loretta) would always come out to the park to help us feed the homeless. With their help we would able to feed thousand, as well has give spiritual help to the lost and the down and out that had no hope. We were truly blessed to know the both of them and we'll always have a special part in our hearts for all they did. Until we meet again, thanks for caring.

Phillip & Patricia Rivera
5437 W. Corona Avenue
Fresno, CA. 93722