Richard Eugene Snider


April 28, 2022

Richard Eugene Snider, 94, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away on March 5, 2022. Richard was born on July 28, 1927, in Sheridan to John W. "Pete" Snider and Euvon (Moore) Snider.

He lived at Clearmont, Wyoming, for the first 12 years of his life. Richard graduated from Sundance High School in 1946.

He loved football and basketball. He married the love of his life, Irene (Roark) on September 15, 1946. They were married for 72 years.

Richard and Irene ranched west of Sundance on Houston Creek for 55 years raising sheep, cattle, horses and three children, Gary, John and Judy. Crook County was our home.

Richard was in the Farm Bureau, the Wool Growers, the Cattle Association, Sundance School Board and many other community organizations.

Richard and his family became Christians in 1963. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Richard worshipped in Sundance and he also preached in Upton, Ranchester and Sheridan. He taught many people the Bible.

Richard wanted everyone to read and follow the Bible. Richard was a generous giver to many people and churches.

On the ranch he entertained many people: riding horses, driving a tractor, sleigh riding in the snow. He could fix any piece of equipment, overhaul any tractor, weld anything that was broken, he could train any horse, run any chain saw and build a sheep tight fence, he loved ranching.

He was a great shepherd. He re-cycled everything and he took care of the land, water and the livestock.

After their retirement in 2001, Richard and Irene moved to Sheridan to take care of his parents. He spent the last 15 months of his life in Midland, Texas, close to his son John. In his heart and mind, he never left Wyoming.

He is survived by his children, Gary and his wife, Cyndi, John and his wife, Patty and daughter, Judy. He was also survived by six grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, David and his wife Irene.

There will be a graveside service for Richard in Sheridan at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery on May 4 at 11 a.m. His ashes will be buried next to Irene.

Online condolences may be written at

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.


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