William Cade Snegirev
|April 18, 1998 ~ January 31, 2014
|February 8, 2014
beloved son, brother and beautiful boy William Cade Snegirev,
15, passed away January 31, 2014, at Providence Alaska Medical
Center in Anchorage.
Cade was born April 18, 1998, in Longview, Washington, and was
raised in Palmer.
Cade accomplished so much in his short life. He was an avid
reader and loved outdoor high adventure. He loved Palmer and was
home on the Butte. At 12, Cade hiked 23 miles through the Bomber
Glacier Trail. He traveled through Europe and the Holy Land with
his grandparents in 2011. In Israel, he was able to gather olive
leaves in the garden of Gethsemane.
Because of this experience he gained a testimony of the Savior
and his Atoning sacrifice.
Cade ran his first marathon in Anchorage last year, placing
third in his age division. He was a member of the Pioneer Peak
4-H Club and had raised many animals, including a grand champion
reindeer. Cade was a sophomore at Palmer High School, where he
played the trumpet in the jazz band. He loved math, music and
learning, which lead to his love of architecture and
Cade had many good friends and was happiest when he was with his
buddies. He was a gatherer; everyone felt they had something in
common with Cade. He loved his family and his brother and
sisters adored him.
His kindness and gentle heart were unmatched.
Cade was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. He took his priesthood responsibilities
seriously and served with honor. He loved Scouting and was
working toward his Eagle.
“Through our faith and sure knowledge of Christ’s plan, we know
that we will see our darling boy again,” his family wrote.
Surviving are his parents, William and Lori Snegirev; brother
Heath; sisters Cullen, Haylee, Avi and Ellery; birth mother
Alene Root; grandparents Jane and Kerry Petersen; grandmother
Dorothy Arndt; great-grandparents Jack and Irene Petersen; and
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gale William Arndt.