Orliff "Odi" Snell Sr. passed away at home in Fortuna on July 2, 2013, surrounded by his family. Odi was born on March 15, 1942 in Greely, Nebraska to John and Agnes Snell. He moved to Fortuna in 1956 and graduated from Fortuna Union High School in 1960. In 1966, he moved back to Nebraska. Odi met Susan and they married in 1970. One final move in 1974 brought Odi and his family back to Fortuna, CA. Throughout his life, Odi was a Corvette racer, a gun collector, a yodeler, an auctioneer, a yard saler, a storyteller, a Harley rider, a musician, and a friend to many. He never met a stranger and was very charismatic. He is loved and missed constantly. Odi spent a large portion of his career working for Patrick O'Dell in construction and property management. Odi is survived by his wife Susan Snell; daughter Jessie (Brett) Coleman; daughter Melissa (Paul) Davis; son Orliff (Nicole) Snell Jr.; brother Jack (Marguerite) Snell; fraternal twin brother Jean (Ellen) Snell; grandchildren Emma and Brett Coleman; as well as many nieces and nephews. Odi's family would like to thank the Hospice of Humboldt caregivers. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of Humboldt. A memorial gathering will be held at the Fortuna Fire Hall at 320 S. Fortuna Blvd on July 13 at 3pm. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from July 6 to July 9, 2013