Bertha May Yvonne “Snooky” Rorick, 96, died Monday, July 1, 2019 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born February 3, 1923 in Garfield, Kansas the daughter of Glenwood Y. & Edith (Mohn) York.
On March 16, 1941, Snooky married Guy Wesley Rorick. That Sunday afternoon, they went to the home of the Justice of the Peace, and then were married at the Stanton County Courthouse in Johnson, Kansas. This union lasted seventy two years. Throughout their marriage they lived primarily in southwest Kansas and Colorado. Snooky has been a resident of Garden City since 2015. A homemaker, she enjoyed music and reading.
Survivors include four children Marsha Jacquart of LaJunta, Colorado, Sally (Larry) Martin of Garden City, Kansas, Shawn (John) Brack of McCracken, Kansas, and Shane (Audra) Rorick of Ellinwood, Kansas; a sister Pat Wise of Russell, Kansas; nineteen grandchildren; thirty eight great-grandchildren; and ten great great-grandchildren. Snooky is preceded in death by her husband, Guy who died on March 6, 2013. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a son Gary Don Rorick; a brother Gale York; granddaughter Lana Melane Rorick; and son-in-law Robin Jacquart.
A private family service will take place at a later date. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to the American Diabetes Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation both in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.