Well-known Beaverton businessman, Albert Dudley Snead, knownto his friends as Dudley, died Monday, February 4, 2002, of natural causes.He has been at his condominium at Gearhart when he was taken to the Seaside Hospital where he died on Monday.
Mr. Snead was the found and owner of Snead's Rental Needs in Beaverton. After its conception in l962, the business outgrew its original location on Beaverton on Beaverton Rd. and moved to its present address on TV Hwy where his son Mark is the manager.
He married Julia Hall in l939 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic in Burma, China and India.After the war they moved from Owensboro, KY to Boulder Co where Dudley earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Adminstration at the University of Colorado.He worked as a salesman for Alexander Film Co of Boulder and then was promoted to several District Manager positions in Armarillo and Houston, Tx.A Zone Manager promotion brought the family to Oregon in l958, but he resigned this position in l962 to start his fledgling business, Snead's Rental Needs.
Before his retirement in l980, Mr. Snead was an active member of the Rotary Club of Beaverton, the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club, the Oregon Rental Assocation as well as the National Rental Association.He and his wife Julia had traveled all over the world to places such as Australia, China, Greece and all over the U.S.One of his main joys in life was playing golf, which he did often and well, winning over 25 tripies during his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Hall Snead, his son, Mark Snead, and his daughters, Sally S. Brown and Susan Snead, sisters Marion Powers of Chicago and Jean Wolfe in Arizona; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.His older son, Michael, died in l989.
Mr. Snead is remembered by his family and friends as a hard worker and a warm, caring man who loved being busy and telling jokes.
Services will be held Monday, February llth at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Grove Presybterian Church, which he attended for 40 years.Remembrances can be made to the Snead Family Charitable Trust which makes donations to worthwhile charitable non-profit organizations."