Since moving from Toledo, Ohio to Manteca in 1962, Rosie has lent her hand to creating the Manteca of today.
Rosie Snyders' children were the impetus behind most of her volunteer work. She began her years of community service to be involved in her children's lives. Her love of children endured forever and her support to youth activities has touched several generations.
Rosie served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent at United Lutheran Church in Manteca. She was a Girl Scout Troop leader and Boy Scout Den mother for years. She was a member of the East Union High School Band Boosters and Athletic Boosters.
Rosie was active in the start of the Manteca Boys & Girls Club. She never missed helping at a Telethon, bingo, crab feed, or karate tournament. In 8 1/2 years, Rosie served over 2,500 hours as a S.H.A.R.P. (Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police) volunteer.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, Rosie served on the America Cancer Society Daffodil Days Committee. Rosie was also an active member of the Eastern Star, Manteca Historical Society, the Salvation Army, and served on the Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee.
In 1999 Rosie was selected as "Woman of the Year" by Senator Patrick Johnston.
On September 27, 2002, Rosie passed away. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jack, two sons, two daughters, and eleven grandchildren. Her memory will live forever in the hearts and minds of those people who knew her.