March 21, 1940 ~ October 9, 2015
Betty-Jo Snyder, age 75 of New Hampton, IA passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and close friends on Friday, October 9, 2015. Betty-Jo Walsh was born on March 31, 1940 to Martin and Anna (McGinty) Walsh in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from St. Cecelia’s School in Omaha. Upon graduating she earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart in Omaha. On June 12, 1965 Betty-Jo was united in marriage to Dick Snyder in Omaha. In 1972, the couple made their home in New Hampton where they raised their three children, Sheila, John and Molly. Betty-Jo was an active member in the school district volunteering and as a member of the New Hampton School Board. It was in 1982, when Betty-Jo began teaching at St. Joseph’s Community School. She played an instrumental role in the development of Sunrise Preschool and taught in the program until her retirement in 2000. Betty-Jo was an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary and Friends of Mercy Hospital, Northeast Iowa Food Pantry and Holy Family Parish. She always shared her belief in faith, family, friends and fun with those she met. Those left to cherish Betty-Jo’s memory are her children, Sheila (Dan) Soltow of Las Vegas, NV, John (Deb) Snyder of Grand Haven, MI and Molly (Rick) Tamayo of Davenport, IA; her three step-grandsons; one brother-in-law, Wayne Snyder of Phoenix, AZ; nieces and nephews and numerous close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Dick in 2011; her siblings, Mary Clare Brandt and, James and Dick Walsh; as well as her father and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Gerry Snyder.