|Born||Esther Lavelle Johnson
January 7, 1920
|Died||August 4, 2006
Baldwin Park, California
|Known for||Co-founding In-N-Out Burger|
Snyder was born and raised in Sorento, Illinois as one of eight children (seven daughters, one son). She attended Greenville College and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a bachelor's degree in Zoology.
Marriage and family
Esther and Harry Snyder had two sons: Harry Guy (more commonly referred to by simply "Guy"; born 1951) and Richard Snyder (born 1952) and one granddaughter from their first son Guy: Lynsi (born 1982). She outlived her husband, who died in 1976 and both of their sons, of whom one died in a plane crash and the other succumbed to a drug overdose.
She died on August 4, 2006 in Baldwin Park, California, aged 86, from undisclosed causes. She is survived by her only grandchild, Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson , who is now the heir to the In-N-Out Burger company.
Esther Snyder Community Center
- "In Loving Memory of Esther Snyder". innout.com. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "Esther Snyder, 86; Began In-N-Out Burger". New York Times. August 13, 2006. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "In-N-Out matriarch Snyder dies at age 86". 2006-08-06.
- "Esther Snyder, In-N-Out Burger Founder, Dies at 86". New York Times. August 13, 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
Esther L. Snyder, who with her husband founded the popular West Coast restaurant chain In-N-Out Burger, died August 4. She was 86. The family declined to release further details, including the cause of death, said Bob Emmers of Sitrick & Company, which handles public relations for the chain. Esther and Harry Snyder opened the first In-N-Out drive-through stand in Baldwin Park, Calif., in 1948. In-N-Out now has 202 restaurants in Arizona, California and Nevada.
- "City of Baldwin Park - Esther Snyder Community Center". Retrieved 2009-08-18.