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Norma May Snyder

Norma May Snyder, of Gardnerville, Nev. passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.
She was born in Denver, Colo. on May 15, 1922 to Jules and Philomena (Jacobs) Moquin of Quebec, Canada.  Norma was the youngest of seven children.  She moved to Nevada in 1993 from Lakeview where she and her late husband owned Snyder’s Motel.
Norma’s first love was children, and she dedicated most of her life to taking care of them.  Norma enjoyed baking, sewing, crocheting and knitting.  Over the years, loved ones, friends, and many families in need benefited from countless homemade baby sweaters, hats and blankets.
After moving to Gardnerville five years ago, some of her favorite times were the huge gatherings at Karen and Bud’s home.  One of her favorite times was the 2010 wedding of Karen and Bud at Caples Lake Resort, where she had the opportunity to visit all of her family and their friends in one place.
Bud nicknamed her “Granny” and on the occasion of her 87th birthday celebration, Bud announced to everyone that “Granny” was turning 90!  She never let him live it down and they laughed about it many times.
A milestone for Norma was attending Briana’s graduation from high school in 2011, marking an 18 year journey with her first great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Snyder.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Peggy and Albert Wehe of Kingwood, Texas and Paula Carter and Frank Cooper of Bend; sister Ruth Cogan of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren Chris and Michelle Moore Wehe of Houston, Texas, Sandi Wehe of Cardiff, Calif. and Karen and Bud Rinasz of Gardnerville, Nev.; great-granddaughters Briana Manning of Gardnerville, Nev., Caitlin Wehe of Houston, Texas and Nicole Rinasz of Gardnerville, Nev.; nephew David Cogan; nieces Adrienne Nastari and Michele Seal; loving family dog Roxy.
A celebration of life will be held for Norma in Gardnerville at a later date and time.
Donations may be made in memory of Norma Snyder to the Family Support Council of Douglas County, PO Box 810, Minden, Nev. 89423 or at www.family-support.org

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