Diane Snakenburg Rodger

Profile Updated: September 12, 2011
Residing In: Raleigh, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: David Rodger
Children: Susanna Coffey
Caroline MacGabhann
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After graduation, I attended Saint Mary's, married Tom Coffey (class of '59) and followed him to Germany for Army tour (3 years) Susanna was born there in 1965. After return to Raleigh, I graduated from Meredith College with a BA degree in history.Caroline was born in 1970.

1980 was a year of important changes with the beginning of my own business in March and marriage to Dave in October. Tarheel Concepts was a promotional advertising business selling products into the research triangle park market primarily and grew over a ten year period to ten employees and several hundred customers.

There were a few memorable successes such as winning the Papermate new dealer award, a trip to Switzerland to visit the Victorinox swiss army knife factory, and a cruise to Amsterdam with other top companies. There were also many painful business lessons to learn such as "cash is always king", customers don't always pay, and that managing people is the biggest challenge. I was happy (and fortunate enough) to sell out in 1990 and move on to more fun things such as golf, oil painting, duplicate bridge, and of course my four wonderful grandsons.

My latest venture is chicken keeping in the backyard where 450 plus visitors came for the Tour d Coop. We will be featured on PBS in September on "Growing a Greener World." (No invitation is needed to visit the coop during the reunion weekend!

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Have a great birthday Ray!! Diane

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Lloyd was a really sweet classmate who sat behind me in the eighth grade at Daniel's Junior High School. I can believe that he was a wonderful teacher of small children and very deserving of the prestigious awards he received during his career. I am very proud to have known him. Diane

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Posted on: Dec 09, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Happy Birthday Stuart and thanks so much for your help with our reunions...especially the musical part! Diane

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Would love to see you and some pictures of that beautiful Maryland coast!

Aug 14, 2017 at 7:51 AM

hmm...busted shoulder and no strokes!! Here's another idea. Use a rubber squeeze ball several times a day to keep hands and lower arm strong. I gave up putting but like to paint. A friend gave me a ball...web site is WWW.DOCZAC.COM and is called Handplus. Good luck!

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Posted on: Aug 11, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Oops another birthday!! Hope it was a good one and that you are not only older...but wiser...Diane

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Posted on: Feb 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Happy Birthday Jerry! Good to catch up with you at the reunion. We spoke about your daughter living in Wilmington. I met Sloan and Todd Turner at my daughter Susanna's house in November. She is James Dupree's daughter I think and all good friends of yours? Correct me if wrong. I loved talking with Sloan who is a radiologist (veterinarian) and gave me a tip for our pup in Raleigh. Small world. Take care, Diane

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Jane, thanks so much for a wonderful job with the 55th reunion! I saw many classmates that I had not seen in a long time and we enjoyed the delicious food, the "Broughton" purple/gold decor, and the program...especially the tribute to those no longer with us. All very thoughtful and well done and also fun!

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
My four grandsons with me on my birthday. It snowed!
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