Sharon Snider Blankenship passed away peacefully on April 4, 2018 in Huntsville, Texas. She was born February 26, 1944 in Victoria, Texas to William Edward Snider and Murtis Rogers Snider.
Sharon Graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio. She attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Journalism.
Sharon had a long career in the broadcast and technology industries, culminating in becoming the Founder/President/CEO of LAN International, a software development company serving radio and television stations. Under her leadership, LAN International, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, had offices in California, Texas and Florida.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Hassel Blankenship, sons Steven Blankenship of San Antonio and Scott Blankenship of Huntsville; sister Cathy Snider Symes of Portland, Oregon, brother Ed Snider and wife Maria Elena of Katy, Texas; niece Eva Karas and husband Art, and grandnieces Mina and Ana Rosa, and grandnephew Stefano of Hudson, Ohio.
Sharon and Hass lied in McAllen, Texas, Canyon Lake, Texas and Dana Point, California during their careers. They retired to Huntsville in 2015 to be near extended family, her aunt Burniece Rogers Harding, and cousins Vicky Harding Taylor and Jenny Harding Fricks. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Huntsille.
Memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Texas.
In her remembrance, donations may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5019 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, Texas 77340, or a charity of choice.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on April 13, 2018