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Obituary for M. Neal Sniggs

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M. Neal Sniggs

May 26, 1927 - January 21, 2013

M. Neal Sniggs, 85, passed away on January 21, 2013.He was born May 26, 1927 in Paonia, Colorado to Melvin N. and Marie Tinsley Sniggs. Neal and his family moved to Washington Terrace during WWII for work at the Navy Depot. He graduated from Weber High School. Neal married Marie Conley and they had three children, Kathi Jo (Parry) Smith, Stephen (Jody) Sniggs and Nan Downing. In partnership with Ed Viterna, they opened and operated Ed & Neal’s Cafe. He and Marie later divorced. Neal married Lois White in September; 1964. They purchased GrayCliff Lodge Restaurant from the Greenwell’s in 1965 and worked together for many years. They made many friends and had great customers!Neal and Lois spent their winters in Apache Junction, AZ. and their summers at the cabin in Nordic Valley that they built. They enjoyed many travels with Grandma Sniggs, Aunt Helen, his sister Joyce and her husband Don. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church. He is a Past Master of Golden Spike Lodge No. 6, and a member of Scotish Rite AF&AM and a Shriner. Neal loved to golf and tell tall tales. After Lois’ passing, Neal and his friend, Betty Minnoch took great care of each other spending summers in Eden and winters in Arizona where they made many new friends. Neal is survived by his children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Joyce and her husband Don Cunnington, and a special aunt, Helen Bailey. The family would like to thank the staff at the Gardens Assisted Living for the love and care they gave Neal. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Shriner’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.Masonic funeral services for Neal will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. The family will meet with friends prior to services on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, Ogden.



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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: May 26, 1927
Died: January 21, 2013

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Ilene Crowell posted on 1/31/13

Sorry I missed this I've been fighting for my life & health to return I really enjoyed taking care of Neal & getting to know his family. I haven't been able to go to work since Dec.28th & very sad I missed Neals last days of his life. Ilene Crowell Gardens Assisted Living.


Robert & Shirley Shaffer posted on 1/24/13

On behalf of Robert and Shirley Shaffer, may we offer our deepest condolences and sympathies on the passing of a great man.