It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Marion Snider, she lost her valiant fight with metastatic cancer on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. She was at home surrounded by family.
Marion was born to Bill and Bertie Stewart in Nevada City, CA 78 short years ago. She was proud to have been raised a ranch girl in Grass Valley, CA and in Sparks, NV. Marion graduated from Sparks High School, then went on to beauty school. Realizing her dream of moving out on her own, she moved to the big island of Hawaii on the Kona coast. While there she met and married Gordon and had her only child NaPua.
Having her fill of island life Marion moved her new family back to the “main land” and settled in the small town of Battle Mountain, NV. There Marion started her 27 year career with the United States Forest Service working in the accounting department. While her career grew she found herself advancing and was relocated to work for USFS in Lassen County Real Property Accounting and moved to Susanville, CA, where she then met and married Wayne Snider. They were married for 40 years upon his passing in 2017. Marion then moved to Montana to be with her sister Ruth and closer to her daughter NaPua.
Marion was an avid golfer she played many rounds at the Diamond Mountain Golf Club, in Susanville. In her life Marion played golf any chance she got and one of her happiest memories was the time she got to play on the esteemed PGA Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA. Marion also loved singing, reading and needle point. Marion loved her family and friends dearly, and she was always happy when family was able to get together.
Marion enjoyed life to the fullest and with a child like wondrous amazement she was always looking to learn new things with a thirst for knowledge that never seemed to be fully quenched. Marion always liked this saying “May there be just enough clouds in your life to create a glorious sunset.”
Marion is survived by her sister Ruth and her nieces Beth and Tiffanie, by her daughter NaPua, by her step daughters Amanda and Melanie, as well as many grand children and great grand children. Marion will be missed by so many, everyone who met and knew her always say “she is such a dear sweet lady.”
There will be no services due to the current pandemic.