“Elder Steven E. Snow Of the Seventy,” Ensign, May 2001, 105
Steven E. Snow and his wife, Phyllis Squire Snow, knew their summer was going to be full. They just had no idea how full.
The couple will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this June, but they had given little thought to the event because of their preparations for the May, July, and August weddings of three of their four children.
Then things became really busy when at conference Brother Snow was called to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. “Calls to serve don’t always come at a convenient time,” Elder Snow says, “but they are always a privilege. I’m looking forward to giving full-time service to the Lord. To wake up every morning and know you’re doing the right thing is the most wonderful feeling.”
Born on 23 November 1949 to Greg E. Snow and Vida Jean Goates Snow, Elder Snow has dedicated much of his life to service. He has been a stake high councilor, bishop, stake president, president of the California San Fernando Mission, and Area Authority Seventy in the Utah South Area. As a young man he served a mission in Germany, where he says he gained his strong testimony of the gospel.
Through his service, Elder Snow has developed a deep love for people. “As we prepare for our new assignment, I’m looking forward to meeting new people, particularly those of different backgrounds. I get a lot of joy and happiness from my interest in others.”
It was while growing up in St. George, Utah, that his love of people was first instilled. “My grandparents owned a furniture store, and as customers would come in, I would watch my grandfather visit with them. He enjoyed it so much that my grandmother would always have to remind him that he was at work.”
Elder and Sister Snow were married in the St. George Utah Temple and raised their family in nearby Washington, Utah. He is a senior partner with the Snow Nuffer law firm and has worked as a deputy county attorney for Washington County. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Utah State University and a law degree from Brigham Young University.