posted 3/09


Lenore Snyder was born Lenore Lewton on April the 9th of 1936 in Salem , Ohio .  She was brought up in Lisbon , Ohio as well as Minerva , Ohio where she graduated from high school and attended the College of Wooster in Wooster , Ohio , earning a B.A. degree in physical education.



After college, she moved to Michigan to begin her career in teaching at Muskegon Public Schools and later moved to the Battle Creek Public Schools Outdoor Education Center where she met her future husband to be.  After completing a Mott Foundation Internship at Flint , Michigan , she attended Eastern Michigan University earning a Masters Degree in Secondary Education Administration.



In the fall of 1966 she married Big Al and started a life of adventure and moves that took her to Northern Michigan where they lived, taught and adopted a baby girl they named Molly.


In June of 1995 Lenore retired after 35 years in public school teaching and, starting that fall, she and Al spent their winters in Tucson , Arizona .



Lenore enjoyed crafts and also all of the folks she met through Alís ham radio.  She especially enjoyed the group of folks known as the I.O.O.K.  She discovered that many of the wives of the I.O.O.K. were also licensed ham radio operators.  So, during the winter of 2002/2003, Lenore got a study guide for the Technician class license and studied very hard.  After asking Al hundreds of questions and using an on line practice testing, she took the Technician Ham Radio Test and passed with her first attempt.  She was licensed KC8VSA on February the 11th of 2003.  Lenore took great pride in her achievement and once talked over the ham radio for 50 miles while traveling on her way to a ham radio event.

Lenore passed away at her home near Evart , Michigan on December the 13th of 2008 from a heart condition.  She is greatly missed by her husband, family and friends.