Barbara Jean (LoPresto) Snyder 1930 - 2011 Barbara passed away on May 25, 2011, in Torrance. She was born on November 12, 1930, in Grand Forks, ND, to Tony and Ethel Vavrosky. She was a 52-year resident of Torrance. Barbara was employed for 20 years with Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, until her retirement in 1985. Barbara had a generous and loving spirit, and will live on in the hearts of her family. She is survived by her husband of 8 years, George Snyder. They were high school sweethearts who reunited 50 years later. Barbara is also survived by her son, David (Ruth Ann) Ploen; daughters, Carol (Ron) Grassl and Jo Ann (Dan) Reese; granddaughters, Rae Ann (Patrick) Fort and Jessica (Jason) Kenny; grandsons, Dale (Christy) Ploen; Darryl Ploen and Brett Grassl; great-grandson, Dean Ploen and great-granddaughter, Tara Kenny. There will be a private family Celebration of Life gathering planned at a later date.

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