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In Memory of

Lawrence Snyder

July 11, 1937 - September 14, 2017

Obituary


Lawrence "Larry" Snyder, 80, passed away peacefully in Des Moines, IA, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at McLaren's.

Larry was born and raised in Denver, CO, and graduated from South High School in 1955. He earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. Larry's passion was teaching. He taught social studies, geography and history for 33 years in...

Lawrence "Larry" Snyder, 80, passed away peacefully in Des Moines, IA, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at McLaren's.

Larry was born and raised in Denver, CO, and graduated from South High School in 1955. He earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. Larry's passion was teaching. He taught social studies, geography and history for 33 years in the Littleton Public school district. He met the love of his life, Lorna C. Sobey, when they were both teaching in Ft. Morgan, CO. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage and had one daughter, Karen.

Quick witted and at times sharp tongued, Larry was giving, generous and loved spending time with his grandson, Henry. He loved all animals, polka dancing, British humor, talking politics, travel and chocolate.

He is survived by his wife, Lorna; daughter, Karen; grandson, Henry; sister, Sharon; great-niece, Johanna; ex-son-in-law, Bill; and many dear relatives and friends. He will be truly missed.