Pub. 12 2022-2023 Issue 4

In Memoriam – Charles E. “Ched” Snow

The banking community will truly miss Charles E. “Ched” Snow who passed away on December 3, 2022. He began his banking career with Arapahoe County Bank of Littleton. He, his wife and two daughters moved to San Antonio, TX, closer to family, and there he joined the Pan American National Bank of San Antonio. They later moved to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, living there until returning to live and work in Colorado.

Back in Denver, Charles’ banking career began to grow. He was employed by the First National Bank of Denver and was promoted to Vice President, overseeing the metropolitan division of correspondent banking. He joined an investment group to acquire the Arvada State Bank and took on the role of Bank President. He was later approached by an investment group to acquire Cherry Creek National Bank, South Denver National Bank and a charter to operate the First National Bank of Westminster. He was a member of the Colorado Bankers Association, serving on several committees.

He made a lasting impression with his humor and always had a few jokes in his back pocket. Ched loved to grill and perfected his chicken over the years for his friends and family. Nothing would have made him happier than to have everyone gathered around an old white picnic table that his dad had built. He was very passionate in his advocacy efforts for the banking industry, and Ched will be missed dearly by those who knew him.