Kenneth Dee Snyder

Ken Snyder

Kenneth Dee Snyder passed away quietly at UWMC on December 19, 2012.

He was born April 2, 1941 to Kenneth and Dorothy Snyder in Fullerton, NE, graduated from high school in Cheyenne, WY, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U. S. Army.  He served his beloved country in Viet Nam, Germany and the U. S.


Ken was a Master Electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46.  Upon retiring, he earned his credential as Enrolled Agent by the Internal Revenue Service and, with his wife, founded Accounting, Consulting and Tax in Bothell, WA.  Together they spent many years assisting the local community with various tax issues.


He loved our Lord and was truly grateful for the miracles received and witnessed in his lifetime.  He loved his family and his country and cherished every moment of his time spent outdoors.  Ken reveled in the glory of God’s creations as an avid outdoorsman.  He spent many hours watching deer, elk, and other wildlife. He never met a dog he didn’t like.



“Kenny Dee” is survived by Cheryll, his wife of 33 years; brother Denis; daughters Gwendolyn and Charity; grandson Shain; granddaughters Kristina, Kassandra, Shaleena and Michelle; and great-grandson Austyn.  Son, David, predeceased him.

A memorial service with scattering of the ashes will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Seattle Humane Society, the Everett Gospel Mission or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

13 Responses to “Kenneth Dee Snyder”

  • Diane Zimmerman says:

    Uncle Snyder, you’ve been such a big part of our lives since Bill and I married in the 1970s. You were a great example of perseverance and good character from discussing the theft of our motor home through keeping your children’s school papers in your trunk. You were constantly providing for others. Your help to my husband during his last illnesses overwhelmed us. Thank you for all the love. We’ll look forward to seeing you at the Resurrection. Love, Diane

  • Rose Marie says:

    My fondest memory of Uncle Ken, besides the many fishing and hunting trips, is the one and only time I’ve ever – willingly – eaten an avocado and liked it.

    It was very early morning, before a fishing trip, when he toasted a slice of white bread, buttered it, applied thin-sliced bits of avocado and suggested I try it. I’ve never had the courage to try it since, but I have long cherished the memory of his gentle, rumbling voice and the surprise of a pleasant experience.

    I miss you, Uncle Ken. Thank you for your love and patience.

  • Jean Pierre Iturralde says:

    I am so sorry and surprised to hear of Ken’s passing. I have known Ken as a very nice and accommodating person with a great sense of humor. My deepest condolences to Cheryll and family. Ken will surely be missed.

  • Billie Herman says:

    I will miss you Ken. You were a cheerful and wam soul. The proverbial humorist, I could always count on you for an enjoyable and lively conversation and smiles all around.

  • Adriennne says:

    My sympathy goes out to Ken’s family, especially his wife Cheryll. Ken will be missed by all those who knew him.

  • Michelle Albrecht says:

    I love you grandpa you have always been my favorite and always will be!!!! Love you very much!
    Love your granddaughter!

  • Linda Engstrom Rehart says:

    I was a classmate of Dee–have some fun & happy memories of times spent on double dates. He was a great guy. My condolnses to his wife and family.

  • Ken Hanselman says:

    So sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. Much sympathy to Cheryll. We will raise a glass for Ken this holiday.

  • Yuyu says:

    So sorry to hear Ken’s passing. I know that Ken was well loved and respected. He had great character, a big heart and generous person.
    Cheryll, my sympathy is with you in this time of grieving.

  • Wes and Kathy Lyons says:

    So sorry to hear of the death of Dee Snyder. Wes (Mike) was his cousin from Nebraska and about the same age. They enjoyed many good times growing up. You and your family have our sympathy.

  • Gil Howard says:

    Dee and I were good friends in high school. We spent many hours together in Explorer Scouts and way too much time just driving around Cheyenne. Dee was a great guy and left a trail of friends and admirers wherever he went. He will be missed by many.

  • Michelle says:

    I miss the friendly banter Ken and I used to have as he helped me SO much with my business.
    Cheryll, my deepest sympathy goes out to you.

  • Irma says:

    Ken, The news of your passing was difficult to take I had in mind talking with you and Cheryl during the holidays, did not happen. I am going to miss our talks, your kind, sweet and gentle ways, and your help and patience attitude during tax time… so with a heavy heart we said good bye to you dear friend.

    Paul & Irma Sanford

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