Susan passed peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015, after a valiant struggle with a chronic illness. Her husbands, Larry E. Twiford and William E. Garthright preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Nancy Snyder of Waynesboro, three nephews, Jeff Snyder and Chris Snyder of Glen Allen, John Snyder of Haymarket, one niece, Annette Snyder Peterson of Great Falls, Montana, and 10 great nieces and nephews.
Susan was born in Richmond, Virginia on October 11, 1937 to Frederick and Margaret Chamberlain Snyder. She had some wonderful years in New York until she was called home to care for her ailing parents, first her mother and later, her father. After that she made her home in Virginia Beach. She was as active in her church as her health permitted, and loved participating in the Potter’s House, Congregational Care, counting money, Seasoned Energetic Adults, and the Sallie Brown Circle. She wrote notes of encouragement to many who will remember her beautiful penmanship and caring words.
Susan asked to be remembered as generous, kind, and forthright; with a smile and sense of humor. Her faith uplifted her and became her source of strength and hope.
A memorial service will be 11am, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th St, Va. Beach, 23451. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church in her name.
Altmeyer Funeral Home has been considered a friend and partner to Beth Sholom Village. The Altmeyer staff demonstrates professionalism and compassion during difficult times with the family members of our residents.
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