Walter “Gene” Snook, 91, passed away on Nov. 24, 2020. He was small in stature and big in heart. Born on March 10, 1929, in Cedardale, Okla. to Blanche and Howard Snook, his family moved to Sweet Home, Ore. when he was a child. He held several agricultural jobs as a teenager, and later a 40-year career with Murphy Logging Co. He loved working in the woods and driving the crummy, and he took great pride in his job as a hook tender.
Gene married Cathryn Cochell on July 3, 1948. The two . . .