Baker City, Oregon
Howard L. Snode, 83, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
His graveside funeral will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery.
Mr. Snode was born at Buhl, Idaho, on Jan. 31, 1918. He and his older brother, Glen, were raised by their father, Delbert A. Snode.
Howard was very adventurous. At 16 he traveled to Alaska to work on a fishing boat. In the 1930s he lived at Portland working odd jobs. From the 1940s until his retirement, he worked in the logging industry at all positions, from choker setter to cat operator. Howard was well-known throughout Wallowa, Union and Baker counties as an extremely hard worker.
Howard enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in the nearby mountains. In his later years, he took care of his elder neighbors yards and helped anyone in need with handouts, food or a place to stay. He will always be remembered by his friends and nurses at St. Elizabeth Care Center for his quick wit and unforgettable smile.
Survivors include his sweet wife of 40 years, Otie B. Snode, who he loved very much; a daughter, Marshea Willingham of Pendleton; a son, Delbert Lee Snode, and daughter-in-law, Debi Snode, of Milwaukie; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 21, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor