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Bill Snodgrass - January 02, 2013


William “Bill” Page Snodgrass was born April 16, 1920 in Eckley to Pearl W. Snodgrass and Georgia M. Miller. He died at the age of 92 on Jan. 2, 2013 at Regent Park Nursing Home in Holyoke.

Bill graduated from high school with the Class of 1938 in Greeley. One of his highlights during his senior year was being the state wrestling champion in 1938 in the 145-pound weight division.

Bill served in the Civilian Conservation Corporation in Estes Park in park maintenance. He enlisted in the Navy as a seaman on Dec. 16, 1941. He became a gunner’s mate first class aboard the USS Saratoga in World War II. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 23, 1945.

He married Floy Lee Hagar on Sept. 2, 1960 at the First Congregational Church in Pueblo. Floy died July 14, 2011.

Bill was a truck driver working in several different capacities. He began his career with the Teamster Union, then to Weicker Traffic–Centennial Truck, transferred from local 1 & 6 to 961, moving to Red Ball, transferred to local 577 and later transferred with Red Ball to Amarillo, Texas where they resided until after his retirement and later moved to Holyoke in 2007.

Bill loved to play golf and go pheasant hunting and line dancing; he was the line dancing instructor when the dance instructor was gone.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Floy Snodgrass; two brothers; and three sisters, including Peggy Meusborn.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Billie Sue Snodgrass and grandson Shawn; nieces, Janeen Burchett, Penny Dockins, Sherry Simms, Bonnie Camack, Dani Regains and Jackie Freeman; nephews, Gary Snodgrass, Mark Meusborn, Mike Meusborn and Matt Meusborn; one sister, Ellen Krieger; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held Jan. 4 at Baucke Funeral Chapel in Holyoke with Matt Meusborn officiating. The interment was held on Jan. 5, at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo.

Memorial contributions will go to the veteran memorial in Pueblo.