Our beloved son, brother, and beautiful boy, William Cade Snegirev, 15 passed away at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, AK on January 31st 2014. Cade was born April 18th, 1998 in Longview WA, and was raised in Palmer AK.
Cade accomplished so much in his short life. He was an avid reader and loved outdoor high adventure. He loved Palmer Alaska and was home on the "Butte". At 12 Cade hiked 23 miles through the Bomber Glacier Trail. He traveled through Europe and the Holy Land with his grandparents in 2011. In Israel he was able to gather olive leaves in the garden of Gethsemane, because of this experience he gained a testimony of the Savior and his Atoning sacrifice. Cade ran his first marathon in Anchorage last year, placing 3rd in his age division. He was a member of the Pioneer Peak 4-H Club and had raised many animals, including a grand champion reindeer. Cade was a sophomore at Palmer High School, where he played the trumpet in the Jazz band. He loved math, music and learning which lead to his love of architecture and engineering.
Cade had many good friends and was happiest when he was with his buddies. He was a gatherer, everyone felt they had something in common with Cade. He loved his family and his brother and sisters adored him. His kindness and gentle heart was unmatched.
Cade was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He took his priest hood responsibilities seriously and served with honor. He loved scouting and was working towards his Eagle.
Through our faith and sure knowledge of Christ's plan, we know that we will see our darling boy again.
Cade is survived by his parents, William and Lori Snegirev; brother, Heath; sisters, Cullen , Haylee, Avi and Ellery; birth mother, Alene Root; grandparents, Jane and Kerry Petersen; grandmother, Dorothy Arndt; great grandparents, Jack and Irene Petersen; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gale William Arndt.
Funeral services will be held at the LDS Palmer Chapel on 02/08/2014, at 10 a.m.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014.