This editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
From the 1950s through the 1980s, the Snedden family name was familiar to most people in Fairbanks. C.W. Snedden became publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in 1950 and continued in that role until his death in 1989, after which the name gradually faded from its earlier prominence.
Behind the scenes, though, the former publisher’s wife, Helen Snedden, continued her tradition of quiet public service on multiple fronts in Fairbanks.