Maryhelen Snyder Maryhelen "Mel" Snyder

First post: Jan 7, 2018 Latest post: Feb 19, 2018
Mel Snyder experienced a series declines in the functioning of her brain starting late in the fall 2017.  For the remainder of her life she was still full of love, joy, and poetry, but she struggled increasingly to stay focused or accomplish tasks.  In the beginning of January, her family created this site so that Mel’s community of friends can share their cherished memories with us and each other.  Mel died peacefully in her sleep in the home she loved on the morning of January 23, 2018.  Please continue to share your stories.  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  to be held May 12th .   Feel free to copy the invitation in the Feb 9 journal entry below, and share it by email with all who might be interested.  We encourage you to respond as soon as you can to this "evite":, so that we can estimate the number of attendees and pick an appropriate venue somewhere near Mel's home in Northern Virginia. (You can return to the evite later to modify your RSVP as needed).  When you respond, feel free to leave a comment/suggestion for us about the memorial service.  I believe it is also possible to upload photographs at the evite.  We are currently thinking that we will create a memorial booklet with contributions of poems, memories, and pictures.  We will scan a copy to send to those who cannot attend.

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