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
"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
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
Source: Peninsula Clarion, March 22, 2002