Lorrie Anett Snyder was my second cousin. She was born on November 14, 1950, in Bakersfield, Kern County California. She was the second child of Gilbert Irving Snyder and Billie Jean Reeves and had one sibling: Russell Allan Snyder (1949-2011). Lorrie attended and graduated from Standard Grammar School in Oildale in 1964, and North High School in Oildale in 1968.
Lorrie joined the Marine Corp on November 21, 1968, five months after graduating from high school. She achieved the rank of Sergeant (E-5) and was honorably discharged on September 8, 1970.
Lorrie was murdered during a robbery at her workplace on March 12, 1973, in Flint, Genesee County Michigan. She is buried next to her parents and brother at the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Woody, Kern County, California.