Services will be held Saturday for teen girls who died in canal

Memorial services will be held on Saturday for two teenage girls who tragically drowned in a canal near the BlueWater Lagoon subdivision in Parker, AZ on July 14th.

Claudia Ann Snyder, 17, and Anna Marie Snyder, 15, were reportedly walking from BlueWater Lagoon back to a relative’s house in the town of Parker. They entered the canal at around 8:30 a.m., according to reports, and their bodies were found by divers around 11 a.m.

An obituary says that Claudia and Anna are survived by their loving parents, Robert and Andrea, four younger brothers, a younger sister, aunts, uncles, cousins and hundreds of friends. A car wash was held over the weekend to raise funds for the family.

“Anna loved so many and was loved by so many more,” the obit says. “She had energy that with even just one encounter with her you would remember her for life. She will continue to stay with us through memories, and laughs she forced us all to endure whether we were in the mood or not. Claudia’s love for her friends and family was tremendous, her energy and love was so contagious you could see it in her eyes. She will stay with us through her memories and that contagious love she offered. While keeping an eye on her baby sister she will also be looking over us.”

Services will be held this Saturday, July 27th at 11 a.m. at Parker Funeral Home. Following the services there will be a remembrance reception at the Parker High School Alumni Hall.

93 comments

  1. Beverly L Bonney

    Please understand my inquiry is sincere and not sarcastic. How does someone drown in the canal? Is there a strong under current? Is it deep?

  2. Beverly L Bonney

    Please understand my inquiry is sincere and not sarcastic. How does someone drown in the canal? Is there a strong under current? Is it deep?

  3. Nita Strickland

    So sad. How deep is that thing.

  4. Nita Strickland

    So sad. How deep is that thing.

  5. Tamara Meeks

    Beverly L Bonney very dangerous . When they open the gates to let water in it flows very strong and goes under road says and gates to catch debris. These two beauties grew up with my daughter very sad. Very tragic

  6. Tamara Meeks

    Beverly L Bonney very dangerous . When they open the gates to let water in it flows very strong and goes under road says and gates to catch debris. These two beauties grew up with my daughter very sad. Very tragic

  7. Delores Leivas

    They are having a fundraiser Frybread Sale today to help with funeral cost at 1205 Mohave Ave in Parker! You can call 928-916-1429 for your order ❀️❀️
    Sale is being held by girls Father and Step-Mom ❀️

  8. Delores Leivas

    They are having a fundraiser Frybread Sale today to help with funeral cost at 1205 Mohave Ave in Parker! You can call 928-916-1429 for your order ❀️❀️
    Sale is being held by girls Father and Step-Mom ❀️

  9. April Biglay

    My heart breaks for the family. πŸ’”

  10. April Biglay

    My heart breaks for the family. πŸ’”

  11. Helen Wegener Ward

    My condolences to this family over their tragic loss of their two girls.

  12. Helen Wegener Ward

    My condolences to this family over their tragic loss of their two girls.

  13. Helen Wegener Ward

    My condolences to this family over their tragic loss of their two girls.

  14. Linda Kroll

    I’m so sad for the family and friends I’ve never met them but breaks my heart! Young and beautiful and to lose two No Words πŸ˜”πŸ™β€οΈ

  15. Linda Kroll

    I’m so sad for the family and friends I’ve never met them but breaks my heart! Young and beautiful and to lose two No Words πŸ˜”πŸ™β€οΈ

  16. Linda Kroll

    I’m so sad for the family and friends I’ve never met them but breaks my heart! Young and beautiful and to lose two No Words πŸ˜”πŸ™β€οΈ

  17. Linda Kroll

    I’m so sad for the family and friends I’ve never met them but breaks my heart! Young and beautiful and to lose two No Words πŸ˜”πŸ™β€οΈ

  18. Erica Harper

    Is there somewhere online to donate? My heart goes out to her family

  19. Erica Harper

    Is there somewhere online to donate? My heart goes out to her family

  20. Erica Harper

    Is there somewhere online to donate? My heart goes out to her family

  21. Gloria Claw-Dupree

    Called the number but no answer

  22. Gloria Claw-Dupree

    Called the number but no answer

  23. Gloria Claw-Dupree

    Called the number but no answer

  24. Beverly L Bonney

    Tamara Meeks they must not have known the danger. I’m so sorry for the loss to all that knew these beautiful young ladiesπŸ’–πŸ’–

  25. Beverly L Bonney

    Tamara Meeks they must not have known the danger. I’m so sorry for the loss to all that knew these beautiful young ladiesπŸ’–πŸ’–

  26. MaryAnn Haefele

    I can’t even imagine the heartbreak. My condolences to all family and friends πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”

  27. MaryAnn Haefele

    I can’t even imagine the heartbreak. My condolences to all family and friends πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”

  28. Cindy Pearcy

    Tamara Meeks oh my gosh….I too wondered what the danger is….I would of never realized this….makes sense.

    My condolences to your family as well.

    Prayers for their family.

  29. Cindy Pearcy

    Tamara Meeks oh my gosh….I too wondered what the danger is….I would of never realized this….makes sense.

    My condolences to your family as well.

    Prayers for their family.

  30. Luke Marler

    Erica Harper there is an account set up at national bank.

  31. Luke Marler

    Erica Harper there is an account set up at national bank.

  32. Luke Marler

    Beverly L Bonney yes, the current is bad coming off the river.

  33. Luke Marler

    Beverly L Bonney yes, the current is bad coming off the river.

  34. Julie Maddox

    Condolences and prayers to all their family and friends

  35. Julie Maddox

    Condolences and prayers to all their family and friends

  36. Mia Pesanti Clark

    Absolutely heartbreaking πŸ’•

  37. Mia Pesanti Clark

    Absolutely heartbreaking πŸ’•

  38. Lois Vieni

    So very sad😒😒

  39. Lois Vieni

    So very sad😒😒

  40. Jenny Beardsley Scholz

    Prayers & Peace to all!
    πŸ˜‡πŸ™

  41. Jenny Beardsley Scholz

    Prayers & Peace to all!
    πŸ˜‡πŸ™

  42. Lynn Dinkins

    I’m so sorry for your losses.

  43. Lynn Dinkins

    I’m so sorry for your losses.

  44. Lynn Dinkins

    I’m so sorry for your losses.

  45. Lori Lightfoot

    Absolutely heartbreaking. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  46. Lori Lightfoot

    Absolutely heartbreaking. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  47. Lori Lightfoot

    Absolutely heartbreaking. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  48. Lori Lightfoot

    Absolutely heartbreaking. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  49. Launa Wilson

    So so sad πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  50. Launa Wilson

    So so sad πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  51. Launa Wilson

    So so sad πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  52. Christal Galaviz

    Many prayers for everyone. This is absolutely tragic.

  53. Christal Galaviz

    Many prayers for everyone. This is absolutely tragic.

  54. Christal Galaviz

    Many prayers for everyone. This is absolutely tragic.

  55. Edie Harker

    Heart broken for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  56. Edie Harker

    Heart broken for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  57. David J Clark

    My heart sunk. So young. My condolences to the family

  58. David J Clark

    My heart sunk. So young. My condolences to the family

  59. Kenny Crowder

    I can not even imagine, the pain that the Parents must be going through. My Prayers, will be that the Family of these young girls, will find Strength during such a difficult time, peace in each other, and that they hold God close.

  60. Kenny Crowder

    I can not even imagine, the pain that the Parents must be going through. My Prayers, will be that the Family of these young girls, will find Strength during such a difficult time, peace in each other, and that they hold God close.

  61. Lauri Witt-nevaril

    Absolutely heartbreaking, my prayers are with the family and their friends

  62. Lauri Witt-nevaril

    Absolutely heartbreaking, my prayers are with the family and their friends

  63. Denise Lee Cardinale

    Prayers for the family, so very sad

  64. Denise Lee Cardinale

    Prayers for the family, so very sad

  65. Gayle Thomp

    So sad, prayers for the familyπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

  66. Gayle Thomp

    So sad, prayers for the familyπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

  67. Daddy loves and misses you Anna and Claudia. Till we meet again rest in paradise

  68. prayers for the family.

  69. The current is strong but manageable. The challenge is being the canal, you can’t get out! They are steep concrete sides and slippery when wet. So very sad! Prayers to the family.

  70. Danny Crayton

    Marilyn Capel truly. Very sad they were loved by so many people. I didn’t know them, but I know some of their loving family.

  71. Danny Crayton

    Marilyn Capel truly. Very sad they were loved by so many people. I didn’t know them, but I know some of their loving family.

  72. I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to andrea and her family, it roke my heart when I heard, I remember the fun times I spent wth you all , I hope the lord comforts you in th7s hard time,,…I will miss them so much.

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