James E. Snow


Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002

Kenai resident James E. Snow died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 78.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Chuck Thornton will officiate. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Kenai City Cemetery.

Mr. Snow was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Dublin, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He moved from Arkansas to Kenai in 1969 then moved back to Arkansas. He worked on dredges and worked for the highway department in Arkansas before retiring and moving to Nikiski in 1974. He worked as a roustabout in Cook Inlet and also as a bull cook in Valdez.

Mr. Snow was a member of the Veterans of Foreing Wars and American Legion. He enjoyed country music, traveling, bingo, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

"He loved living life as he lived it. He very much loved his wife and family and he truly loved Alaska. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed," his family said.

Mr. Snow was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Woods, and a granddaughter, Karrie Garner.

He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae of Soldotna; son, Tom Snow of Soldotna; daughters, Gladys Deer of Soldotna, Diana Garner of Dardanelle, Ark., and Sherry Terrell of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother, Howard Snow of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Velva Dean Crouch of Little Rock; grandchildren, Richard, Lynn, Stephanie, Stacey, Eric, Jason, Jennifer, Kim, Sonja, Jackie and James and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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