Mark L. Snyder, 70 of Depoe Bay passed away on October 18, 2017.
Mark was born in Eugene, Oregon on January 29, 1947 to Lowell
and Alice Snyder. Mark grew up in Toledo, Oregon with his parents and
two sisters. He graduated from Toledo High School and later graduated
from Southern Oregon State University.
Mark enlisted in the US Coast Guard and served in many locations
but his last deployment was the Coast Guard station in Depoe Bay where he met his future wife, Susan
They were married in 1973. They welcomed two beautiful children Grant and Lauren into their
family and were involved in their community, school and the Congregational Church in Lincoln City.
Mark always put his family first and had a kind word and smile to all those he met.
He was employed in many jobs that included over 20 years as the Golf Course Greens Superintendent
at Salishan Lodge and Resort. .He served on the Board and was past President of Oregon Golf
Course Superintendents as well as a board member and past President of the Northwest Turf Grass
Mark retired from the Kernville, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach Water District after serving as
Superintendent for 19 years. He was also a Board member and past President of Oregon Association
of Water Utilities.
Mark is survived by his wife Suzi, sister, Ann (Dick) Tilden, son Grant (Jennifer), daughter Lauren
(Chad) Hinton. Grandchildren include Lane and Teal Hinton, step granddaughters Hannah and Jessica
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Christine.
A Memorial service is planned for Friday, November 3 at the Congregational Church in Lincoln City
at 2pm. with a reception following at the Depoe Bay Community Hall.
Memorial gifts may be made to Peace Village Inc. c/o Rev. Charles Busch, P.O. Box 633, Lincoln
City, Oregon 97367.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Pacific View Memorial Chapel.