On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, his 77th birthday, Ken Snow watched his last college football game, and, surrounded by his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandsons, peacefully passed into the arms of God. Born in Rooks County, Kansas, Ken was the 10th of 12 children born to Harry Snow and Ora Rachel Snow (Power). Ken attended country school through eighth grade, then graduated from Agra High School in 1957. After graduation, he worked construction at several sites in Kansas and entered the Army in 1960, where he spent the next three years, servicing heavy equipment at Fort Wainwright. Upon his discharge he returned to Kansas, and while working on the Sherman County, Nebraska, dam project, he met the love of his life, Carol Ritter. Ken and Carol were married Oct. 24, 1965, and 2016 would have been their 51st wedding anniversary. Kelly was born in 1966, and after the family had moved around Nebraska and Colorado for different construction jobs, Carmen was born in 1969. The family spent time in Springfield and Pagosa Springs, Colorado, until the call in 1974 that took Ken back to Alaska. With plans to work on the oil pipeline, Ken instead went to work for Fairbanks Municipal Utilities System for 10 years before retiring and going to the North Slope to work various welder/pipefitter jobs on the pipeline. Ken retired in 1990, and, along with Kelly, started a snow removal contracting company that they ran until 1992, when Carol got the call that took them away from Alaska. While Carol continued to work for IBM, Ken enjoyed his retirement - 11 months in Seattle and seven years in Scottsdale, Arizona - but he found his true calling in April 2000, when he and Carol moved to Boise, Idaho, to be close to their first grandson, Drew Korf. Tanner was born two years later, and, for 17 years, Ken relished his role as "Papa." Ken is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Kelly, of Fairbanks; daughter, Carmen (Steve Nett, of Boise; grandsons Drew Korf and Tanner Korf, of Boise); step-grandsons Josh Nett, of Utah; Chase and Tanner Nett, of Boise; sisters Rosalie Seemann and Darlene Fuller, both of Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; and two sisters.
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