November 21, 1995
OBITUARY - BILLIE DELL SNYDER
Billie Dell SNYDER died Nov. 14, 1995, in Eureka at the age of 64. A native of Tingley, Iowa, she was a resident of
Billie Dell, daughter of Hugh and Birdie HOGUE, was born in Tingley, Iowa, on June 10, 1931, and departed this life
following a courageous fight with cancer. Billie moved to California when she was 13 years old with her family. She made
Southern California her home. She moved to McKinleyville in November 1991. Billie's greatest joy was the birth of her
grandson, Michael Patrick.
She is survived by her husband Elmo SNYDER of Long Beach; two sons, Michael COOLEY and his wife, Galen SULLIVAN, of Santa
Cruz and Robert GORDON of Long Beach; two daughters, Lonnie COOLEY of Long Beach and Jacklyn JOHNSON and her husband,
Doug, of McKinleyville; a sister, Patsy BANKS of Newton, Iowa; a grandson, Michael Patrick JOHNSON of McKinleyville; a
foster grandson, Jonathan MARCKS; and four nieces and nephews, Patty LOPEZ, Rhonda LITTLE, Jaymie BANKS and Jeffrey BANKS.
She was preceded by her parents, Hugh and Birdie HOGUE; and a brother, Ron HOGUE.
Family and close friends will gather at the home of Jacklyn JOHNSON on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at 4 p.m., with the Rev.
Eric DUFF as officiant.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Mortuary Chapels/Pierce chapel, Eureka [CA].
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Humboldt, Inc., 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 95501.
OBITUARY - BILLIE GORDON SNYDER
MCKINLEYVILLE, CALIF. - Billie GORDON SNYDER, 64, of McKinleyville, Calif., a resident of Newton [Iowa] from 1965 to
1968, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, at the Sunset Convalescent Home in Eureka, Calif.
Survivors are a son, Rob GORDON of Long Beach, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Galen COOLEY of Santa Cruz,
Calif.; a daughter, Lonnie Cooley of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacklyn and Doug JOHNSON; and a
Also surviving is a sister, Pat (Mrs. Junior) BANKS of Newton and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1969 and her mother and a brother in 1994.
The daughter of Hugh and Birdie HOGUE, she was born June 10, 1931, in Tingley.
She moved to California in 1945 and graduated from high school in Oakland, Calif., in 1948.
Source: Michael Cooley's Genealogy Pages http://ancestraldata.com/
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