Gerald Eugene Snodgrass passed away peacefully at his Renton, WA home on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at the age of 70. For over seven years he courageously battled GIST. Born Oct. 5, 1937 to loving and goodly parents, Glenn and Dorothy Snodgrass, he grew up in Yakima, WA. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1962 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and began a 36 year career with The Boeing Co. He was highly respected in his career and worked on many programs ranging from the Minuteman Missile program to the 777 commercial airplane.
On Oct. 20, 1963 he married Deanne Fye and settled down to a happy family life. This year Gerald and Deanne celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Together with their two children, Layne Snodgrass (wife Gena) of Kent, WA and Julie Herlin (husband, Bob) of South Jordan, UT, they enjoyed hiking and camping, water activities, and just being together. Gerald was a skilled woodworker and his home is filled with fine furniture he crafted. He could fix anything and everything and always kept the cars running and their home in excellent condition. He was kind, caring, gentle, hard working, and compassionate.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild and sister Glenda Jensen of Yakima, WA. He loved his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and knew that life is eternal and that families can be together forever. A memorial service with a reception following was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday, Nov 23rd. Burial was in Bickleton, WA. Gerald will be missed but not forgotten by all who knew and loved him.