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 Ardis M. <I>McConnel</I> Snyder

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Ardis M. McConnel Snyder

  • Birth 11 Sep 1918 Canyon County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 3 May 2004 Washington, USA
  • Burial Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 82702535

Ardis M. Snyder, 85, of Boise, died Monday, May 3, 2004. She passed away at the University of Washington Medical Center with her beloved daughter at her side.

Memorial Services will take place at 1 pm on Sunday July 11, at the Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church in Caldwell. July 11th would have been her 57th wedding aniversary with her beloved husband, Jerry Snyder (deceased). Burial will follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery.

Ardis was born Ardis Bessie McConnel on Sept. 11, 1918, on the family ranch near Caldwell, the second child of Walter McConnel and Bessie Vinson McConnel. Ardis and her brother Harry learned a love of nature and respect for the earth growing up on the family ranch. Ardis became a teacher at the age of 19 and taught for many years in the Caldwell school system. In 1947 she married Gerald A. Snyder. They had one daughter. Jerry died from World War II-related causes.

Ardis returned to teaching and later became vice principal and then principal of Washington Elementary School in Caldwell. In 1967, Ardis joined the Idaho State Department of Education, and spent many years providing leadership for the Migrant Education programs in Idaho. In 1974, she was named National Migrant Educator of the Year.

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  • Created by: Sharon McConnel
  • Added: 30 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82702535
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ardis M. McConnel Snyder (11 Sep 1918–3 May 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82702535, citing Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Sharon McConnel (contributor 47087823) .