Celebration of Life – Kelmie Snider,
An extraordinary life. Kelmie Snider was born June 12, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri. Daughter of John B and Kelmie E Torres, sister of John Torres, wife to John R Snider, mother of Jay Snider, Mother-in-Law to Kim Snider, Grandmother to Ashley and Abigail Snider, and a friend to all. Kelmie was a world traveler having lived in Japan, Germany and the United States. She was an educator by trade but an artist in life. Kelmie taught school in both Japan as well as the United States bringing her unique creative flare and spirit to the classroom. Her students would describe her as warm and caring always bringing a special experience and smile to their day. Outside of the classroom Kelmie was a celebrated artist capturing joy and life into the works of art she brought to life in portraits, Christmas sleds and crafts, and other unique offerings. Her passion for life extended to her involvement in Christ Episcopal Church, Glenelg Country School where her son went to school, social groups, and everyday encounters with both friends and strangers alike. Friends of her son would often say they remember Kelmie fondly cheering as loud as she could at soccer games, encouraging everyone she spoke with, sharing both love and joy in a way only she could. From a distance it could be seen that it was a life cut short by Alzheimer’s. If you look closer it was actually the opposite. Kelmie lead a life taken to the fullest, seeing the world in all its beauty and what can be, leaving us all a lesson into the power of love, hope and joy, a lesson into how to live. A lesson into how to lead a life extraordinary. Her passion and joy is remembered by her son Jay, Daughter-in-Law Kim, Granddaughter’s Ashley and Abigail, brother John and his family, and the many friends she met along the way.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday September 23 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd. Columbia, MD where a funeral service will take place at 11:00am with interment to follow at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.
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