Larger than life and always a real hoot, Beverley Marie Snyder passed away quietly October 25 in Las Vegas, Nev., surrounded by her loving family and gently received into the welcoming embrace of the loved ones who had gone before her. She was 83.

Born to Arthur and Marjorie Tritsch in 1929, Beverley lived across the street from the San Francisco Zoo for many years and loved to walk on Ocean Beach. Beverley met her future husband, Gordon Snyder on the dance floor in San Francisco and they married in 1951. They loved to dance and were quite the handsome couple on the floor.

The Snyders raised their family in Redwood City, Calif., through the '50s and '60s. Beverly was a food service professional and managed the Copper Shield Restaurant on El Camino for many years. In 1970, Bev and Gordon (Redwood City Police Sergeant and Jackson County Deputy and Bailiff) retired to Applegate, Ore., where they lived the relaxed country life and Beverley made arts and crafts.

Beverley moved to Henderson, Nev., in 2008 where she lived with her daughter, Carol and her husband Joel. She is survived by her children, Linda Laatch, Sharon Roberto, Michael Snyder (former Medford Police Officer), Carol Riley, and Steve Snyder; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She has gone to join Gordon on the dance floor in the stars.

Memorial donations in Beverley's honor can be made to Jackson County/Medford Police Honor Guard @ Medford Police Department, C/O Sgt. Ianieri, 411 W. 8th St., Medford, OR 97501.