Esther Snyder



On August 4, Esther Snyder passes away at 86, leaving a legacy of leadership and compassion. In the years before she married Harry Snyder in 1948, Esther served her country during World War II as a surgical nurse in the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES) program. With the creation of In-N-Out, her role in the company’s success ranged from slicing the first potatoes and hand-forming meat patties to keeping the books and ultimately guiding the business as President, all while being an incredibly loving mother. Supported by her powerful faith, Esther’s commitment to others touched countless people through local schools, boys and girls clubs, medical organizations and other groups, inspiring fond memories of her huge heart and generous spirit in all who knew her.