Obituary: Michael Keys Snelson

Great grandfather, Vietnam veteran, Claremont High graduate

Michael Keys Snelson was born January 11, 1946 and left this world on July 6. He was 76 years old.

Michael attended Claremont High School and was a varsity football player, graduating in 1963.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969 and was a Vietnam veteran. In his later years he lived in Oxnard and Port Hueneme, where he owned a few businesses.

His golden years were spent in Weldon, California, where he loved to fish and pan for gold.

He is survived by three children; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

“He never knew a stranger and passionately followed his dreams,” his family shared.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date. For further information on the upcoming celebration, or to leave comments, go to


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