Kent Wayne Snyder, 1959-2008

Kent Wayne Snyder, 1959-2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kent Snyder's Memorial Service

Yesterday, I attended Kent Snyder's Memorial Service -- it was good to be with so many people that felt touched by Kent and his kindness and wisdom.

Best friend, Joe Becker, shared a story about how Kent really helped him with moving to Las Vegas for grad school. We also learned from Kent's sensei, Matt, what a warrior he was on the mat, suffering a broken collarbone but refusing to give up his goal of getting a black belt, and Missy, his sister told the sweetest stories about her brother. He was so proud of her when she was a baby, that he put a ribbon on her head and showed her off around the neighborhood. :)

Bill Dumas put together a tear-jerking video with photos and rare B-roll (sp?) footage of Kent speaking to the camera candidly about why liberty is so important during a campaign trip.

Martin Avila also attended and his coverage is on United Liberty.

Afterwards, we headed to a reception put together by Kent's family and shared our memories of Kent with each other. Crying and laughter was definitely heard throughout the evening.

Kent, you continue to effect others in the afterlife. We all felt so much luckier to have known you. And I know that I feel like I'm a better person because of you.

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