Ole H. Snoer was born in Denmark on June 28, 1932; he passed away in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Oct. 29.
Survivors are his wife, Shirley of Lopez Island, daughters Anna-Lisa Mills and Benedikte Snoer, sister Hanne Topp and niece and nephews and cousins in Denmark.
He left home at 15 and a half to work on freighters as a cook, traveling all over Europe and the Middle East, studied the fine art of French cooking in Copenhagen, Denmark and immigrated to Australia, then came to the U.S. and opened the dining room at the Red Lion in Portland with his mentor who then asked him to go to the Lakewood Terrace Resturant in Lakewood. He was there a number of years. He owned and operated GiGi’s Resturant in Federal Way and The Turning Point Resturant in Fife. He was an avid sailor, having sailed the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to the Panama Canal. He loved golf and car racing. He will be greatly missed.
Memorial Services will be held at the Lopez Golf Club on Dec. 1, from 2 until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Golf Course would be appreciated.