Michael  James Snell
Michael James Snell

January 9, 1964 - March 23, 2020
Born in California
Resided in Eugene, Oregon
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Michael James Snell, age 56, died on March 23, 2020. Michael was born January 9, 1964 to parents Hans and Judy (Harris) Snell in California.

Michael never talked much about his childhood, but during his teenage years his parents owned a restaurant in California, and it was there that he learned to do dishes, wait tables, cook, and all other restaurant duties. He worked and learned at the restaurant until he graduated from high school.

Sometime after that he married Theresa Wallace and they had a baby girl.

A few years past and he and Theresa parted ways, his parents sold the restaurant,
and they all moved to Oregon. Michael then left home and saw a little of the Pacific Northwest
through traveling. Michael met his second wife Rogeanna Moyes, and together they had a son.

Five years later, Michael moved to Eugene to be near his parents who were not in good health.
In Eugene, Michael was self-employed for a time and kept a pretty low profile until he started to have some medical complications of his own.

Michael spent several years fighting with different medical problems that he just could not shake, and lost a leg as a result. Michael then moved to a rehabilitation facility for therapy, but after a few months he would lose another leg to the same medical complications.

Despite the hardships he went through, he always tried to make the best of everything. Michael loved to entertain, and enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. When he was able to, he would entertain other resident at the rehabilitation facility. Michael also enjoyed writing songs and poems, singing, and conversations with his friends and family.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Judy, and his grandson Ryan.

Michael is survived by his daughter Nicole Garcia and granddaughter Daisy of Arizona; and son Craigen Snell and granddaughter Arissa of Milton Freewater, Oregon .

Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Eugene, OR.

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Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405
2020-06-05T