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Elbert L Snodgrass

March 27, 1931 — August 23, 2017

E.L. "Verne" Snodgrass, 86 of Twin Falls passed away on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at his home. Verne was born on March 27, 1931 in Diagonal, Iowa to Orville and Grace Snodgrass, he was the youngest of six children. He graduated from Diagonal High School in 1949. Verne lettered in basketball where "Mick" Snodgrass, as he was called growing up, led his team to the State Finals. Verne worked in a chicken hatchery before joining the US Navy on January 18, 1952 where he served on the USS Oriskany Air Craft carrier as a jet service technician. Alan B Shepherd, one of the first astronauts, was a pilot on the ship at that time. After being discharged from the Navy in 1956 he came to visit his brother Ivan in Kimberly where he was delayed by a blizzard going back home to Iowa. This is when he got a job with Idaho Frozen Foods that led to 43 years with the same company finally retiring as the Supervisor of Engineering. He was married to Janice in 1958 in Twin Falls and they enjoyed 59 years together raising their family and traveling and seeing the world. Verne was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the Trustees board for many years. He also belonged to the Twin Falls, Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was heavily involved in the construction of the Centennial park and Pavilion. Verne enjoyed camping, fishing, golf and had a hole in one at Candleridge golf course. Verne was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. He is survived by his wife Janice; son Michael (Debbie) Snodgrass and daughter Theresa Guthrie and her two sons James and Jefferson Guthrie. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 28th at Rosenau Funeral Home. The family suggests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls, ID. Friends are encouraged to share memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
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