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SNODGRASS, FREDERICK, WARREN
SNODGRASS, Frederick Warren 98, of Littlerock, Calif., went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2010, at AV Healthcare in Lancaster. He was born on September 25, 1911, near Chase, Rice Co., Kansas to Charles McClain Snodgrass and Rillie Belle Ruyle. He was the fifth of ten children. Most of his childhood was spent in Rice County with a short term in Missouri. He grew up on the farm with his parents, siblings, and grandfather. He served his country during World War II by enlisting in the United States Army on September 8, 1942. While in the military, he served in the Medical Corps and Military Police. He was discharged on August 5, 1943. On January 8, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, Fred married Alice C. Shoup Shaw. They had two children. In 1952, Fred moved his family to Littlerock, California. Here he worked at Edwards Air Force Base in the civil service for about seven years and later prospered as a real estate agent, partnering with Joe Shreve in Shreve Realty from the 1950s to the 1970s. He was a member of the Palmdale Fin and Feather for nearly fifty-five years, served as the president of Littlerock Little League Baseball, and as vice president of the Palmdale Board of Realtors. He loved his family and was a devout Christian, coming to know the Lord as his Savior about 1965. He was a member of Littlerock Bible Church, from where many will remember him. He also loved to fish, grow his garden, and read. He was preceded in death by his father (1876-1956) and mother (1885-1959), his wife (1917-1998), siblings Mrs. Ida Mae Larrance, Dora Alice Snodgrass, Walter Franklin Travis Snodgrass, William David Snodgrass, Mrs. Mary Isabelle Hamann, Mrs. Rillabel Rachel Boyton Charles Wilburn Snodgrass, and Mrs. Florence Marcia Ellwood. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Esther Snodgrass Larson of Somerset, Kansas; two sons Philip W. Snodgrass and Charles F. (Jeanne) Snodgrass, both of Littlerock; step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Shaw (H. L.) Campbell of McQueeney, Texas; three grandchildren, Noah F. Snodgrass of Littlerock, Mrs. Elessar Snodgrass Ray of Palmdale, and Antonett Snodgrass of California; two step-grandchildren, Herbert Campbell, Jr. and Thomas Campbell, both of Texas. He also had eight great-grandchildren, Anthony, Allison, Aaron, Angelica, Amber, Adriana, and Ava Ray, all of Palmdale and Dahlia Snodgrass of Littlerock. He leaves many other friends and family members. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Palmdale. Pastor Rick Houk, of Lancaster Baptist Church, will be officiating. You may email your condolence to cotv@sbcglobal.net. Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale, Directors.

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