Robert "Roy" Snethen

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Robert "Roy" LeRoy Snethen
September 4, 1917 - March 8, 2014
Robert "Roy" LeRoy Snethen, 96, of Meridian, Idaho, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. Roy was born September 4, 1917 in West Frankfort, Illinois to William E. and Lucy (Galiner) Snethen. He married Blanch Louise Birlson on July 15, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana.
Roy was a member of the Pipefitters Union since 1942. A welder by trade, he worked on large projects all over the US. He was an inventor and built many things. He had a mechanical mind, and if something was broken he could fix it. He was a pilot and often flew with the Civil Air Patrol. He loved to travel and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
His wife, Blanch of 72 years, preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Charlotte Gooding (Meridian), William Edward Snethen (Caldwell), and Delma Adkins (Helenville, Wisconsin); 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Idaho Food Bank [3562 S. Tk Ave, Boise, ID 83705] Condolences can be given at

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 11, 2014