Qal-Tek Founder, Dale Snowder Passes Away

H. Dale Snowder
December 3, 1950 – May 9, 2015

Our founder and past President of Qal-Tek passed away on Saturday May, 9th.  His leadership and commitment to the Qal-Tek mission paved a path for Qal-Tek.

Dale was born December in Ada Oklahoma to Ruby and Harold Snowder. He and his brother Gary were the best of friends, growing up in many different places as they followed their father in his military career. As he did later in life, he directed adventure, serving his role as an older brother.

Dale served a mission for the LDS church in the western states, including Southeast Idaho. After his mission, he returned to BYU to finish his Geology degree. While there, he met the love of his life, Kristie Lee Smith. He and Kristie were sealed in the Salt Lake City, LDS Temple on November 2, 1972. Together they raised five children and settled in Rigby, Idaho. His greatest joy was in time spent with family.

Dale became a legend in his field and loved his work. His expertise was called on for projects with NASA Space Shuttle, the Russian nuclear program and many organizations and committees throughout the world. In 1998, Dale founded Qal-Tek Associates and blessed many lives through his work.

He dedicated his life to helping people whether it was financially, emotionally or through a supporting friendship. Dale enjoyed working with the youth through his leadership in scouting for over 20 years.  At the time of his passing, Dale was serving as a Bishop at BYU Idaho where he truly immersed himself and loved the students he served.

Dale never missed an opportunity to spend time in the outdoors; hunting, fishing, riding ATV’s, rafting, boating or anything, which included motorized toys and time away. He preached the motto of work hard and play harder.

Dale’s example and friendship will never be forgotten or replaced, we at Qal-Tek will miss him greatly.