Anne Brockbank Snow Macey
02/12/1927 - 01/17/2020
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure” -J.K Rowling. On January 17, 2020 our beloved Anne Brockbank Snow Macey left us to set foot on her next adventure. Those who knew and loved her, know this quote to be rather literal, as she remained eloquent and organized until her last moments on this glorious earth.
Anne was born in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, on February 12, 1927 to her parents Merrill Jex Brockbank and Ruby Hermoine Osmond. Shortly following her birth her family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Anne grew up. After graduating from East High School, she attended the University of Utah, then the BYU where she was a member of Octo Sorosis Travata Sorority, meeting friends that would last a lifetime. It was also during this time that she met her eternal love, Shipley McGregor Snow, whom she married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 5, 1947. Following their time at BYU, Shipley attended the University of Utah Law School.
After the war they settled down in their first apartment in Federal Heights and had their first child. They later moved to Blaine Ave, and shortly thereafter, in 1954, they built their dream home on Wasatch Drive. While Anne helped raise five children under the age of six during this transition, Shipley did much of the work on the home that she lovingly adored for 65 years. It is in that home where Anne and her six vivacious children created many great memories and the Snow household was always full of kids from the neighborhood.
Shipley’s ultimate death to cancer at the young age of 49 left Anne with new challenges. As a single mother Anne worked hard to support her family. In 1974 she obtained a degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She had several jobs ranging from working at the State Fair, to administrative positions for the Utah Ready-to-Wear Market. She also worked at OC Tanner and Nordstrom. Fashion was an inherited passion. Her father was a clothing manufacturer. She and Ship owned several retail fashion stores. Eventually she operated her own store in Bountiful, “Ann’s Fashions” and managed it for 18 years. She finally found the job she loved most, working as a travel agent for Murdock Travel and Magic Carpet Travel. Whether it was on a cruise somewhere far away, or visiting grandchildren, travel was always one of Anne’s most enjoyed activities.
Anne, both young and trendy, was quite the catch. She was always fashionably dressed, regardless of the occasion. After 20 years of being single, Anne married an old friend, Walt Macey in the Manti Temple on September 3, 1991. They were married 18 years and spent much of their time relaxing in their second home in St. George, Utah. Anne remained by Walt’s side in his declining years, taking very good care of him. Together they enjoyed traveling, golf, and family, until his death in 2009. Anne was always very active and never let her age stop her from doing anything. She enjoyed skiing into her 80s.
Anne, loved and adored by all, remained in her home until her death at 92. She enjoyed her independence, almost as much as she enjoyed getting her Alexa speaker to play Frank Sinatra on the loudest setting, watching the Jazz play or listening to Fox News. Her home was a place of acceptance and unconditional love. Anne was a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had faith in and love for her Heavenly Father.
Those left to cherish her memory include her four daughters: Patrice Snow Whitby, Christine Osborne (Steve), Kathleen McKean (Nick) and Allyson Snow; two loving sons Scott Snow (Rachelle) and Michael Snow (Allene); 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, who will always remember their “Grannie Annie” as the strong, courageous, loving woman that she was. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Stephen Brockbank (Vicki), brother-in-law Earl Russell, sister Marilyn Bateman (Alf), and is survived by her other sister Nan Russell (Earl).
The Snow family would like to thank you all for loving their mother throughout her life, including watchful neighbors as well as the incredible caregivers Tia and Elysha from Symbii Home Health, granddaughter Maddie, Jory, Viviana, Linda, and Mele who all helped care for Anne and stood by her side until her final day. All of those whose lives Anne touched are invited to her viewing Fri. Jan. 31, 2020, 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn (2350 E. 1300 S. SLC, UT), and again Sat. Feb. 1, from 10:30-11:45 am at the Monument Park Stake Center (1320 S. Wasatch Dr. SLC, UT) prior to the funeral services at 12 noon, where we will reflect on her beautiful life and support her onto her next adventure. If you are not able to attend please feel free to share your memories and thoughts here. Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.