In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
SNIDER, Richard Samuel - Richard Samuel Snider of Valley Springs, a rancher, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at a Lodi convalescent home. He was 81.
Mr. Snider was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. In 1958, he moved his family to Sacramento, and in the 1980s to Lodi, before settling in Valley Springs nine years ago. Here, they raised miniature horses on their Windemere Ranch.
He was a Mason in Gateway Lodge of Alberta for 50 years, a member of the Calaveras Masonic Lodge in San Andreas, a noble in Al Malaikah Temple of Los Angeles for 25 years, and in 1993 became a member of Ben Ali Temple of Sacramento. A devoted Shriner, he served as president of the Mark Twain Shrine Club in 1996, and as ambassador for the Ben Ali Shrine Temple in 1998.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Thelma Dorothy Sheppard Snider, and their three children, Warren Snider of Wallace, Wayne Snider of Tuscon, Ariz., and Sandra Steiger of Valley Springs; a brother, Gilbert Snider of Edmonton, Canada; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and his constant companion, Laddie the Labrador.
A memorial service will be held for friends and family at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Calaveras Masonic Lodge in San Andreas. The family prefers memorials in the form of donations in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. (Calaveras Enterprise 17 Sep 2004)
Ships served in:
HMCS VALLEYFIELD - O/Tel Snider, of Edmonton, AB, survived the sinking of HMCS VALLEYFIELD