Paz Snyder

Obituary of Paz Snyder

Paz G. Snyder was everyone’s mom and grandma. She was the oldest of 13 kids and she was like their mom and helped raise them. Hard work was what she would say when asked about her longevity. Along with taking care of the house and her siblings she also worked in the fields. She took pride in whatever she did and was meticulous with everything.

She helped raise her oldest granddaughter and when her granddaughter started kindergarten at La Joya School she became a noon supervisor and because her granddaughter called her grandma the other kids started picking up on that also. So she became everyone’s grandma.

She was born in Mesa, AZ. Her family eventually settled at the Majors camp which was between Soledad and Greenfield. She met her beloved husband, Paul Snyder while she was working in the fields and he was an inspector in the fields. It took him awhile to win her over but eventually they eloped and were married December 16, 1952. They were married 52 years before Paul passed away.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Snyder, her father Benito Gallardo, her mother Teodora Gallardo, her brothers Pete, Chano and Jessie Gallardo and her sisters, Lupe Torres, Connie G. Trevino, and Rumalda Torres.

She leaves lasting memories with her survivors, 3 children who are Susan Snyder of Salinas, CA, Paula May Snyder and Paul (Kapri) Snyder, Jr of Salinas, CA along with 3 grandkids and 3 great grandkids.

She also leaves behind her siblings brothers Efren (Mary) Gallardo of Soledad, CA, Johnny Gallardo of Westminster, CA, Vivian Gallardo of Salinas, CA, Leandra Martinez of Ventura, CA, Virginia (Freddy) Munoz of Whittier, CA, and Aurora (Rudy) Valles of West Covina, CA.

She also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces. A special thank you to her niece Lisa Hernandez who helped in her care in the last years of her life.

As she requested no services have been held.  Entombment was held at Garden of Memories Cemetery.