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Ronald "Bud" Snyder

Ronald Bud F. Snyder, 80, Gold Beach, died April 28, 2001, at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach.

He was born Sept. 21, 1920, in Bandon to Elmer Forest and Juanita Pearl Snyder.

He attended school in Sixes. While he was in high school, he helped build the Cystine Gym in Ophir.

In 1941, he and his brother enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During his tour of service, he went to Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines working as an engineer.

Mr. Snyder was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal with clasp, the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

In 1955, he married Vera Snyder in Weott, Calif. They later divorced.

He worked in the timber industry.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors are his daughter Thena Mae Banister of Newberg; brothers Elmer Fred Snyder of Tillamook; John W. Snyder of Gold Beach; sisters Betty M.Y. Teasley of Weott; Kay Armstrong of Bridgeville, Calif.; June Nickelson of Gold Beach; grandsons Ron, Jeff and Larry Johnson; granddaughter Lesa Henry.

Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 5 at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

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