The family and friends of a former deputy head who died following a crash in Broughton have paid tribute to a ‘most respected and loved former colleague’.
Charmian Snowden, who was deputy head at Tudor Hall School until her retirement in 1993, died in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford on September 21 following an accident in Sandfine Road, Broughton on September 11. She was 82.
Mrs Snowden, who lived in Milton, started working at the school near Banbury in 1969 and was head of history as well as deputy head.
Harriet Granville, another former deputy head of the school, said: “She had a razor sharp mind and a deep thirst for knowledge; the history department went from strength to strength. In retirement she remained a most respected and loved former colleague.
“As deputy head she was wholly supportive of both the heads she served and of their plans to improve and expand the school. In the staff room she was a respected confidante and friend to many.”
Following her retirement, Mrs Snowden worked as a volunteer at Banbury’s Citizens Advice Bureau for 20 years. She was described by the charity as ‘a dedicated member of the team who was utterly reliable.’
Mrs Snowden was airlifted to hospital last month after her car left the road and collided with a tree. Her son John paid tribute to the doctors and nursing staff who cared for her. He said: “The nurses’ friendliness and clarity in any explanations really supported us through what was a difficult time.”
Mrs Snowden’s funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church in Bloxham on October 11 at 3pm. Call J&M Humphries on 01295 265424 for details.