Jean Marie Snyder passed away peacefully the morning of July 17, 2016. Jean was born Feb. 1, 1926, to Eugene Hart and Catherine Lyons Hart in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, parents, and brother, George Hart. She is survived by her son, Brian Snyder (Leslie) of San Jose, California; daughter, Suzanne Snyder Edwards (Jon) of Bozeman, Montana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eloise Hart; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Jean married Howard F. Snyder, Jr. on Dec. 26, 1948, in New Castle, Pennsylvania. They were married for over 60 years when Howard passed away in 2009. Their life together took them from New Castle to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Fairborn, Ohio, and then upon retirement to Green Valley, Arizona, and later to Bozeman.
Jean had many interests and gave freely of her time and talents to numerous charitable organizations. She served as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn and as a Deacon at Valley Presbyterian Church of Green Valley. Jean volunteered at Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio for many years, as well as Carondelet Wellness Clinic and Green Valley Recreation Center in Arizona. She enjoyed playing bridge, knitting and crocheting, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, cake decorating, and many other crafts. Learning to play golf in her 50s, she had two hole-in-ones, and enjoyed playing for many years with family and friends.
Jean is remembered fondly by her family and friends for her sweet and kind nature and sense of humor. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Bozeman. She is to be interred next to her husband at the columbarium at Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley. Donations may be made to the
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 31, 2016