Aviation foundation gets collection kept by one of base's first Woman Marines

Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 09:27 AM.

“It was just left to me after my mom died and I had to do something,” Weeks said. “She made five copies of everything, because that’s the way she did it in the service. That’s just the way she was trained.”

“Cherry Point was just her whole life,” Weeks said. “She loved it but she didn’t like the humidity and the hurricanes.”

Cherry Point was a swamp being turned into an airfield when Snow first arrived.

“They were bulldozing and they would come out and there would be snakes on the machinery,” Weeks said. “She had to lay on the ground with the snakes in practice air raids.”

Weeks said Snow was very dedicated.

“If she took on something she was going to do it right,” Weeks said. “She just respected her commanders. I know she had a big job all the time with the commanders, and she loved them all and respected them all.”

Beverly Stonewall, of West Des Moines, Iowa, is another of Snow’s nieces.

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