Our dear father, Sherdon Vearl Snyder suddenly left us on Oct. 16, 2006. He had just had a successful kidney transplant with few complications. All of the family thought he was on his way to better health. Unfortunately, Sherdon returned to his father in heaven sooner than we all had hoped. We will all miss him dearly.
Sherdon was born in Oakley, to Thomas Earl and Veda Wilde Snyder on April 23, 1938. He was the youngest of six children. He attended school in Summit County and graduated from South Summit High School. Sherdon furthered his education, attending Utah Technical College and receiving his apprenticeship as a millwright. When he was a young man, he worked on a farm, milking cows and hauling hay. He worked at Browns Equipment as a welder and at Anderson’s Logging hauling logs. He retired from Geneva Steel after 34 years as a millwright, but his favorite work experience was with the U.S. Forest Service. Sherdon was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1961 and served at Fort Hood, Texas, and was honorably discharged in November of 1967.
Sherdon enjoyed spending time with his family, which he loved dearly. He loved riding horses, camping, fishing, hunting, family reunions, family birthday parties and the annual Christmas bash, but mostly just spending time with his family made him very happy. Sherdon dearly loved his grandchildren and his dog "Libby Lou."
Sherdon is survived by his wife Belva Maxine Snyder, Daniels; children: Debra (Tim) McPhie, Heber City; Leslie (Cindy) Anderson, Salt Lake City; Jeanette Bonner, Vernal; Kim (Mary) Snyder, Daniels; Joanne (Steve) Muir, Wallsburg; Julie (Nick) Givens, Daniels; 22 grandchildren and four great-grand children.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Rhoda Briggs, Lindon Snyder, Orlo Snyder, Carroll Snyder and Renae Johnson; and granddaughter Kamie Lee Snyder.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, 11 a.m. at the Daniels Ward, 715 East 600 South, Heber City. A viewing will be held Thursday Oct. 19, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Olpin Hoopes Mortuary, Heber City and also prior to the funeral at the Daniel Ward from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in Oakley Cemetery.
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