Stanley V. Snow, 84, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Yakima Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 16, 1922, in Newport, WA to Omer H. and Ethel Virginia Snow. He grew up and attended the Cusick Schools through graduation in 1940. Stanley entered the draft Army as a volunteer in March of 1941, and went from Spokane Armory Induction Center to Fort Lewis. After processing, he was assigned to the Signal Corps School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, where he did basic training as well as message center skills. He shipped out on Dec. 9, 1941 and arrived in Hawaii on Jan. 7, 1942. He served in the Pacific and was the first man out with points in the nine Western States after Germany surrendered. On Nov. 6, 1945, he married Elaine Olive McLean. In January 1947, he entered EWCE and graduated in June of 1949. In August of 1949, Stanley started his 28-year teaching career.

He was active in both his community and church; working on finance for Memorial Hall, suggesting the name “Memorial Hall” and giving more than 1,600 hours of work on building the hall. He was an active member of Sunnyside United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He served his community in the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club, Library Board, Pathway Board, Sunnyside Planning Commission, Lower Valley and Washington State School Retirees, National Education Association, VFW, and helped run the weekly library book sale. Stanley also enjoyed playing guitar, jigsaw puzzles, coin collecting, fishing, camping and gardening. He loved to visit with both friends and family and didn’t know a stranger.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine O. Snow of Sunnyside;

one son, Paul S. Snow of Yakima; one daughter, Sue Ellen Davis and husband, Leonard of Prosser; a daughter of the heart, Kristin Snorradottir of Reykjavik, Iceland; two grandsons, Chris Davis of Dalton, Ga. and Jeff Davis of Moscow, Idaho, and one sister, Carol Eddy of Spokane.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harvey Snow.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sunnyside. A private family inurnment service will be held at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Memorial Hall Fund at Sunnyside United Methodist Church. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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