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Gene Eric Sneed

Anchorage resident Gene Eric Sneed died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage of natural causes. He was 77.

Funeral services were held March 19 at the Anchorage Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Sneed was born April 29, 1924, in Steele, Mo. He attended Eastern Washington University and served in the U.S. Army in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. In 1948, he moved to Juneau, where he lived until 1954. He lived in Haines from 1954 until 1956, when he moved to Anchorage. He was employed by the Civil Service, worked in the logging industry, developed real estate and did some gold mining.

His hobbies included landscaping, trout farming and reading.

"Gene rose from humble beginnings in the Depression era in Missouri. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps to support his mother before going into military service during World War II. He was hard working, generous and caring. He had a keen sense of humor and a special place in his heart for children. He was always willing to help those in need," his family said.

Mr. Sneed is survived by his wife, Sarah of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law Bonnie and Bob Peterkin of Kenai; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Alison Sneed of Port Townsend, Wash., Stuart and Angelica M. Sneed of Manistee, Mich., Spencer and Cyd Sneed of Anchorage and Scott Sneed of Anchorage; grandchildren, Robert, Rodney, Ryan and Raymond Peterkin, Summer, Andrew, Kenneth, Joseph and Annie Sneed; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Conrad Center, 9100 Centennial Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504.

Arrangements were made by Anchorage Funeral Home.

Source: Peninsula Clarion, March 22, 2002



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