Lorence Snodgrass


Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Longtime Alaska resident Lorence Snodgrass died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 84.

At his request, no services are planned. He was cremated and his ashes will be put to rest next to his wife, Nina.

Mr. Snodgrass was born March 3, 1919, in Washington. He moved to Alaska in 1935, living in Anchorage, Trading Bay and, most recently, Kenai. He was a fisher and guide throughout the state, and he enjoyed helping the Native people.

"He was a very special person to a lot of people. He was a storyteller of old times. He loved animals, especially dogs, and being outdoors. In his early days, he did a lot of trapping, running a 200-mile trapline," his family said.

Mr. Snodgrass was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Lawson; another brother, Fred D. Snodgrass; and a sister, Ann Blankship.

He is survived by his son, Fred D. Snodgrass of Centralia, Wash.; sisters, Amy Kemp of Chehalis, Wash., and Sally Boldwin of Creswell, Ore.; brothers, Tom and Walter Snodgrass, both of Silver Creek, Wash.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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