JULIA SNYMAN(1923 - 2017)

SnymanOct. 2, 1923 - Nov. 22, 2017 MOORE Julie Snyman, 94, of Moore, OK, passed away in her sleep on November 22, 2017. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia to Ben and Julia Albert. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Betty and husband Phil. Julie is survived by brother Ben, sisters Dorothy Carol and Kitty, children Philip, Basil, Sherly and Eric, as well as 5 grandchildren, Shelby, Dare, Blade, Alex and Samantha. Julie's father was an Officer in the U.S. Army which required the family to travel extensively. This fostered a love of travel in her throughout her life. Julie herself served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII as an aircraft mechanic. After the war she went to Indianapolis where her Father was the Post Commander at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. It was there she met her husband Phil who had just completed his service in the South African Army and was in Indianapolis for Chiropractic school. Phil and Julie were married October 24, 1946, and after completing his schooling, they moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to begin their lives and have four children together. In 1964, the family moved to the U.S. and lived in the Philadelphia area until 1970 when they got the travel bug and moved to Sydney, Australia for a year before returning to the Philadelphia area again. She and Phil remained there until retirement in the late 70's when the couple got in their motorhome and spent many years traveling the country together before finally settling in Florida. After Phil passed away in 1987, Julie remained in Florida, but continued to travel for many years with visits throughout the USA and Europe along with several trips to Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter Sherly. In 2004 Julie moved to Moore, OK where she lived next door to son Eric, daughter-in-law Cathy and son Shelby who cared for her until 2016 when she moved to an Alzheimer's Care Facility until her passing. The family deeply appreciates the professional and caring staffs at South Pointe Nursing Home and Physicians Choice Hospice for making Julie's last days as comfortable and secure as possible. Julie's fondest memories of her youth were at the family cabin in Virginia. Her ashes will be placed there this coming spring with her family gathered together.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 1, 2017