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Kristopher A. Snyder

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff

Kristopher A. Snyder died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 27.

Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, with interment following at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Viewing is from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Davis Funeral Home, with a second viewing one hour before the services Tuesday.

A gathering follows the burial Tuesday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in downtown Riverton.

Kristopher Allen Snyder was born Nov. 28, 1984.

He attended schools in Riverton, graduating from Riverton High School in 2004.

Mr. Snyder began working as an usher at the Gem Theater in May 2003, and continued there until his death.

As a young man, he worked for the Riverton Skate Park. He owned and operated Kris Snyder Enterprises, a candy vending business, after high school.

His family said Mr. Snyder had a great love of music, especially heavy metal, enjoyed playing his Xbox, going to concerts and attending the MDA Summer Camp in Havre, Mont., where he made many lifelong friends with fellow campers, counselors and the firefighters who volunteered.

He loved politics, and despite his disability, he found his voice on Facebook and was very interested in history.

The family said he was a patriot who was interested in religion. He recently began listening to the Bible on CD and recently was baptized by his home health chaplain.

Mr. Snyder is survived by his mother, Karla Borders, and stepfather, David Borders, of Riverton; his father, Dale Snyder, and stepmother, Denise Snyder, of Redding, Calif.; sister Kourtney Snyder and fiance Tanner Clark of Riverton; brother Zachary Snyder of Redding, grandmother Jeannie Portlock of Riverton; aunt Tina Pugh of Riverton; uncles Bart Snyder of Jackson and Randy Snyder of Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, JC Portlock; uncles Jesse Portlock and George Pugh; paternal grandparents Peggy and Melvin Snyder.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Living the Dream Foundation in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501 (www.thedavisfuneralhome.com).

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