Melanie Snider, 75, passed away in Chandler, AZ on October 7th, 2021. As per her request, no services have been planned. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Born on January 18, 1946 to Freddrick and Frances (Dietz) Hlousek in Waukegan, IL; she was the second of their 5 children. Melanie was raised in North Chicago and graduated from Holy Child High School in 1963.
Melanie was a very giving and hard-working person, she cared deeply for people and that care could be seen in her work. She was proudly the first female Executive Director of the Spruce Pine Housing Authority; this achievement was a major steppingstone for other women to come into her position. She went on to perform private consultation to HUD for over 20 years. Her loving and caring nature didn't stop at work, Melanie also spent her free time volunteering in many homeless shelters.
Melanie was preceded in death by her sister Sandy Rood.
She is survived by her loving daughter Karen Anne Piner; grandchildren Margaret Fronapel and Maxwell LaPell; great grandchildren Aden McGillis, Ava Sauke, Jaxson LaPell and Maddox LaPell; sister Mary Beth Smith; brothers Robert Hlousek and Freddrick Hlousek Jr., as well as her nieces Nikki and Kristina Smith, Tina Hei and her nephew, Ryan Smith. She had a special bond with her grandnieces, Jaedyn, Eliana and Amarrah.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Dear Freddie, Bob and Mary Beth
Sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Our thoughts and prayers to Your Family God Bless
Eddie Pasiewicz and Family
December 1, 2021
Melanie you have been more than a self proclaimed cousin to me you have been my lifelong friend, attached at the heart...I will miss our times together, although we have been apart! Our fun times at Char Keck's house, camping at Rubydell, in Sarasota with Marcia, are some of sweetest memories, for that and more I am eternally grateful. You brought sunlight light, humor, smiles, laughter and the promise of hope wherever you were. until we meet again I carry you in my heart Melanie.
November 24, 2021
Visiting my aunt in Chandler was always an adventure and a wonderful time. I would remember not getting out of the car yet and she would be outside standing there with a big ole smile on her face, saying, "What took you so long?" and then gave a big, warm hug. She would always wanted to know everything: how my day was, how work and school is going, if I have any new boyfriends, haha. I would tell her "No new boyfriends." She would reply with, "Good. You don't need them anyway!"