Raymond Snover passed away peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 1st. He was preceded in death by wife Helen. He was born on May 8, 1936 in Beaumont, TX and graduated from Texas A&M with a mechanical engineering degree. Ray fell in love with the Pacific Northwest on his honeymoon with Helen. As a resident of Bellingham since 1970, he worked at ARCO's Cherry Point Refinery as the Manager of Maintenance. He enjoyed boating, fishing, supervising personal construction projects and spending his spare time in the San Juan Islands. He loved travel, wine, and was an avid spectator of all things sports related. Ray is survived by daughter Katie and husband Jeff of Kirkland, WA; son Mike and wife Laura Snover of Beijing, China; grandson Jim Popolow; granddaughters Hailey and Laynie Snover; sister Carol Honeycutt of Olney, Maryland; brother Robert and wife Deanna of Burlingame, CA; and 8 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at www.fredhutch.org. A private graveside service will be held at Ray's request. An open house in celebration of his life will be held Friday, Nov. 11 between 4:00-7:00PM at 239 North State Street, Bellingham.
Published in Bellingham Herald on Nov. 6, 2016