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Aaron Daniel Snyder

(Feb. 19, 1981 - Dec. 29, 2013)

Aaron Daniel Snyder, 32, of Powell, died Dec. 29, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born in Cody on Feb. 19, 1981, to Duane and Donna Snyder. He has three brothers, Michael of Laramie, Jesse of New Haven, Conn., and Joey Snyder of Cody. 

Aaron met the love of his life, Heidi, in 1999 and attended Northwest College. They married on Feb. 14, 2001, and had their first son a year later.

In 2003, the three of them moved to Laramie and made it their home for the next 10 years. Their second son, Isaac, was born in 2004. Aaron graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2010, with a double bachelor of arts and sciences degree in anthropology and modern/classical languages. The family recently relocated back to Powell.

Aaron had a love and passion for learning. He studied many different fields, one of which was archaeology, and even went on digs in the field. He loved languages and cultures, and studied Hebrew, Greek, Latin and German. Aaron was a talented artist and loved to paint. He loved music, and played drums and guitar. He proudly passed these talents on to his boys.

He was the drummer on the worship team for his church for 10 years. Aaron also served teaching in the children’s ministry. He had a passion for Christ and studying Scripture. He was called to be a pastor, and even filled in as “assistant pastor” at times. 

Aaron’s greatest desire in life was for all to know the love of Jesus. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. All who knew Aaron loved him dearly, and he is forever in their hearts.

He is survived by his wife, Heidi, and two children, Aaron (11) and Isaac (9); father Duane Snyder of Greeley, Colo.; stepmother, Shawna Gail of Cody; brothers, Michael, Jesse and Joey; as well as other much adored family members.

He was preceded in death by his mom, Donna Snyder, his maternal grandparents, Virginia and Bill Corbett, and his paternal grandma Joyce Snyder.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Open Gate Church in Cody.

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