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Maryhelen Snyder Maryhelen "Mel" Snyder

First post: Jan 7, 2018 Latest post: Feb 19, 2018
Our dear mother, Mel died peacefully in her sleep in the home she loved on the morning of January 23, 2018. 

Mel's children, Jenny, Susie, Jim, and Ken, would like to invite all of Mel's family and friends to join us in a joyful MEMORIAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF MEL SNYDER. 
* The first memorial will be held near Mel's home in Virginia, at 3pm on May 12th at Langley Hill Friends Meeting House, 6410 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 . 
* The second memorial will be in Albuquerque on Mel's birthday October 6th, at the First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlise Blvd, NE at 2pm.

SHARING: If you would like to send a memory or photograph you can post it here or send it to the family (via Susie's email at the end of this section or Jim's land mail address at the end of the next section).  If you were unable to come to the memorial and would like electronic or paper copies of the memorial poems and program please send an email with the subject line "Celebrating Mel" to

BENCH DONATIONS: If you would like to donate toward a memorial bench or chairs to be placed at places Mel loved, such as Meadow Lark Gardens and/or Blueberry Hill Cohousing Community, then please send a check with the comment "memorial benches" to Jim Bradford, 9699 Farmside Place, Vienna VA 22182.

RSVP for May 12th: If you are coming to the May 12th Memorial and have not already RSVPed via the Evite, please let us know you will be joining us at, with the subject line "Celebrating Mel".

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