Vera Carolyn Sprouse Snyder

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Vera Carolyn Sprouse Snyder

(1921 - 2016)

Vera Carolyn Sprouse Snyder, resident of Wind Crest, Highlands Ranch, died October 22, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, and son Richard.  Vera is survived by sons Michael (Raelene) and George (Linda.)  She also is survived by grandchildren Kristin (Kevin Keller), Paul (Lisa), Luke (Doe), Brian (Heide), Allison (Gabe Schnelle) and Phillip (Gretchen).  In addition, she is survived by great-grandchildren Garrett Keller, Jacob Snyder, Justin, Brennan and Natalie Snyder, Mia and Maise Schnelle, Chloe Snyder and Josie Snyder.  Also, special family member, Leanna Diercks Snyder.


Vera began her teaching career at Waverly Elementary School in the San Luis Valley and retired from Denver Public Schools thirty-five years later.  Following her retirement, she and her husband founded the Children's Learning Center at the Englewood United Methodist Church.  Her first love was her family and it's extended members that she and Gene accrued over the years.


Following Gene's death, Vera lived at Wind Crest where she completed writing her autobiography, "Surviving the Simple Life." In 2012, Vera was awarded a third-place EVVY Award in a statewide competition held by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.


A Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 28th at 9:30 AM at the Windcrest Retirement Community in the Red Rocks Room.  (3235 Mill Vista Rd., Highlands Ranch.)  Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and sign Vera's guest book by clicking the appropriate tab to the left. 







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  1. I am Ed's youngest daughter. So sorry to hear of Vera's passing. She was a great lady with love of life.
    It was my pleasure getting to know her over the the years that she and my dad were together. My Dad appreciated all her help during his illness. We remained friends via phone and visits to Colorado after my my dad died. She will be missed.

    Very sincerely,
    Candy Wittbrodt Mazzant

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