Julie M. Sneddon, 1936 2008
May 5, 2008
Julie M. Sneddon was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Sedalia, Mo., to John C. And Patricia M. Geminden. The first years of her life were spent on a farm in Enid, Okla. While in Enid at the age of 9 Julie decided one day that she wanted a cake to eat, and while her parents were away fired up the coal oil stove and baked herself one. When her parents returned they were surprised to see the cake and to discover Julie had baked it.Julie also found a way to avoid her mother when she was mad, run out and sit in the middle of the bull pen, which her mother was afraid to enter. Once she sat all day long awaiting her fathers return home. In 1949 at the age of 13 Julie and her family moved to the Granby area, where she attend and graduated from Middle Park Union High School in 1954. Julie became a bookkeeper, and upon her desk was always a candy dish waiting for her children and grandchildren. She loved anything chocolate. Julie also worked for the Longbranch and R&J Liquors.Julie was an avid bowler and would take vacations only if it involved bowling. Many an adventure and travel was had going to bowling tournaments with the girls. Julie was always up for an adventure and a challenge; one year she helped her grandson build a skateboard ramp. She loved to ski and especially enjoyed taking her grandchildren with her. Julie was a big Colorado Rockies fan and never missed a game. Some of her other hobbies included sewing, gardening, bird watching, doing crossword puzzles, but any puzzle or game was loved as well.She was a member of St. Johns the Baptist Episcopal Church in Granby and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Julie loved going to coffee everyday, sometimes several times a day, and looked forward to going to the salon each week. Her family remembers that she could be tough as nails, very stubborn, and quite a character, but always with love. One of her sayings was threaten to do something yourself.On April 29, 2008, she passed away at home, she leaves her son Chris Sneddon and his wife Diane of Hot Sulphur Springs, her daughter Teena Lorenz and her husband Dave of Granby: three grandchildren Tami Watson and husband Jeremy, Jodi Stickland and husband Jimmy, and Nathan Sneddon and wife Amanda: and four great grandchildren Anissa, Brian, Morgan and Chance. She was preceded in death by her parents.A celebration of Julies life will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at St. Johns the Baptist Episcopal Church in Granby, with Father Spencer Carr officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Julies Honor to the Grand County Bowling Association.Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary, Hot Sulphur Springs.