Dennis “Soopie” Ray Snipe
FORT HALL — Dennis “Soopie” Ray Snipe, 59, passed into the spirit world on June 17, 2017 from a sudden illness. Soopie was born on June 25, 1957 to Danielson and Bernice Tendoy Snipe on June 25, 1957.
Soopie attended school in Blackfoot and attended Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah where he graduated in 1974. Soopie worked as a firefighter for the Sho-Ban Strike Team and he was a Forestry Technician for the Bureau of Land Management for three seasons. His last employment venture was as a construction laborer and flagger.
Soopie enjoyed hunting and fishing and camping with his family, playing pool, hanging out with his buddies. Soopie helped raise his granddaughter Sanae Ray Snipe; she was his partner in crime and his little nurse.
Soopie is preceded in death by his parents, Danielson and Bernice Snipe: brother Reynold Snipe, sisters Beverly Snipe, Renae Wesaw, Linda Jimmie and Rita Wettenbone.
Soopie is survived by his sons Cody Weyerman (Renae Warren), Gerrit Teton, Sonny Snipe all of Fort Hall, Dennison Snipe of Denver, Colo., daughter Sarah Snipe of Fort Hall and his granddaughter Sanae Snipe of Gibson. His brother Samuel Snipe (Priscilla) and sisters Betsey Wesaw and Wilma Arquette, Seattle Wash. His is also survived by several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews who he also helped raise.
Soopie was taken to his residence on N. Siler Road in Gibson on Monday June 19, 2017 and graveside services were at 2 p.m. at the Gibson Cemetery June 20, 2017. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com