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ARTHUR D. SNYDER Dec 5, 1952- Jun 29, 2017 Our dearest Art passed away on June 29, 2017, in Walla Walla, WA at the age of 64. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Art was born December 5, 1952 to Ann and William Snyder in Richland, WA. He completed grade school through his senior year all in Richland. Art was part of Columbia High's class of 1971. He completed his BS in Accounting at CWU in 1984 after also attending CBC and UPS in Tacoma. Art enlisted in the Army in 1973 and served through most of 1974 until an injury brought about an honorable discharge. In 1985 he met and married Renae Wilson from Port Orchard, WA. He became an instant father to her daughter Brooke and he enjoyed teaching her to work puzzles, fish and ride a bike. They later had sons Adam and Ryan who he shared many wonderful adventures with. They enjoyed hiking, fishing, drives and dirt bike rides in the Cascade Mountains. During his years of employment, he was a very hard worker with a strong moral compass. One of his first jobs was with Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Richland. He also worked with local moving companies and managed McKenzie Moving & Storage in Richland from 1980-1982. As well as managing Larsen Transfer in Pendleton, OR. Art started with Kmart Corporation after graduation in 1984 from CWU. He trained in Pasco, WA, moved on to Coeur d'Alene, ID and then to Bremerton, WA as an assistant store manager from 1984-1987. In 1988, he began his 12 years with Frito-Lay which took him and his family from Port Orchard, WA to Asotin, WA and then to Walla Walla. In 2003 Art began his employment with American Linen as a route sales rep until his retirement at the end of 2015. Then to earn a little more money, he worked as a cab driver for Rad Cab for most of 2016. Art was a dedicated family man and always had a dog as a furry companion. He enjoyed spending time at his family cabin, taking road trips and cruises with his wife. He had good times gold prospecting in WA, OR, AZ and Canada. He is already deeply missed. Our beloved Art was surrounded by his wife and three children at the time of his death. We sadly urged him to leave us to be free of pain. He is survived by his wife Renae, daughter, Brooke Gutierrez (son-in-law Chad) of Walla Walla, sons Adam Snyder of Greeley, CO and Ryan Snyder of Walla Walla, grandsons Branden and Joshua, and his sister Karla Snyder of Richland. Preceding him in death were his parents William and Ann Snyder. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Garden, Richland, WA on July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. A reception/celebration of life will follow at The Events at Sunset. 'Please make any donations in his honor to the Humane Society for he truly loved animals.
Published in Tri-City Herald on July 18, 2017
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