Apr 7, 2013 - StaffBen Snyder Sr. of Fort Washa-kie died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in the hospital in Casper after a lengthy illness. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Ben Snyder was born March 28, 1928, in Burris, the son of Ben and Nancy V. (Long) Snyder.
He married Mildred V. Gibson-Meade on April 17, 1948, in Lander.
Mr. Snyder worked in construction and built the Cody Bridge in Cody and the Wyoming Indian Elementary School in Mill Creek.
He owned his own construction company and was a third- generation rancher.
His family said he loved fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking in the mountains.
He also enjoyed being around his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Snyder; daughters Arleen LeClair and her husband Curt, Judy LeClair and her husband Sonny, and Roxann Phillips and her husband Terry; son Ben Snyder and his wife Marie; grandchildren Billy Schneider and his wife Shay, LeAnn Dunlap and her husband Ray, Rose Norris and her husband Russell, Alan LeClair and his wife Natalia, Curtis LeClair and his wife Barb, Will LeClair, Ty LeClair and his wife Shannon, Martingale Goens and his wife Angie, Gaylene Phillips and her husband Mike, Knightengale Phillips and his wife Sheena, Kayla Brown and her husband Travis, Kayse Sparks and her husband Mike, Benjamin Snyder, Vanessa Snyder, Oliva Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Mariah Snyder, Chad Snyder and Charles Snyder; sisters Judy Cole and her husband Vern, Ada Breedlove and Kathryn Ferris Lone Fight; and brother Ronald Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Nancy (Long) Snyder; son Stephen W. Snyder; daughter Fern D. Schneider; brother Sam Snyder; half-brother Roy J. Snyder; grandson Dennis Phillips; and great-grandson Justin Beaver Norris.
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