October 23, 1925 - January 18, 2022
Olga Marie Snell, A.K.A. Marie S. Whiteway at age 96 passed away at the home her son Craig Leth, 1393 Holman Rd. Oakland CA, at 2:42PM January 18th, 2022. She was born October 23, 1925 New York, New York (Harlem Hospital) to Earl B. Snell and Olga Wunderli Snell. Marie, “Mimi” attended Woodrow Wilson High School, 1942; Brigham Young University 1947, Home Economics Major; San Jose St University of California, Masters Home Economics Marie married Kenneth O. Leth on October 4, 1952 in Fairfield CT. Upon Ken’s death in 1976, Mimi married again to Howard Whiteway from July 1979 thru August 2019, when Howard died. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints on November 11, 1933. She is survived by Peder G. Leth and A. Craig Leth along with her grandson’s Christopher Shaughn Leth and Thomas Kenn Leth Jr. In 1953, the birth of Peder in Buffalo, NY was followed by Craig Leth eleven months later in Bridgeport, CT. In 1956 the Leth family then moved to San Mateo, CA where Thomas K. Leth and Steven Shaughn Leth were born in 1958 and 1965 respectively. Steven survived only a couple of days, which weighed heavily on both parents as Ken and Marie raised their children together in San Mateo for the majority of their formative years. During that time, Mimi also obtained her Master’s Degree from San Jose State in 1973 and in 1974, Ken accepted a new position in the field of banking and moved the family to Houston, where he passed away in 1976 from an unexpected bout with cancer. Subsequently, Marie used her degree to land a job as a Dietician at the Methodist Hospital. She later met Howard Whiteway and they spent several years in Texas before moving to Utah and ultimately Oakland, California. Viewing Service will be held on January 26th at 3PM the Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo CA.
Olga Marie Snell, A.K.A. Marie S. Whiteway at age 96 passed away at the home her son Craig Leth, 1393 Holman Rd. Oakland CA, at 2:42PM January 18th, 2022. She was born October 23, 1925 New York, New York (Harlem Hospital) to Earl B. Snell and... View Obituary & Service Information
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