December 1973 ~ January 2022
Sarah Snyder has passed away at the age of 48.
She graduated from Turlock High School in 1992 where until recently she held a swimming record for the butterfly stroke. Sarah was a member of the Key Club during her high school years and would serve as their president during her senior year. In her adult life, Sarah was a youth group leader at the First United Methodist Church for about ten years. During that time she would not only provide a safe place for youth to hang out, but instill in them a love of service. She served with Sierra Service Project for four years as a high school youth, and nine years as an adult counselor.
Sarah was a shining example of character. Raising two boys, she made sure she instilled in them a love of service, a caring nature, and patience for those they may not agree with.
Some of her simple pleasures included building Legos, Dave Grohl the lead singer of the Foo Fighters, hiking in places new to her, reading and a good movie.
Sarah is survived by her two sons Teddy and Mason Snyder, her mother and step-father Priscilla and Jeffrey Faria, her father and step-mother Michael and Lauren Nickless, her half-brother Brian Nickless, and her half-sister Robin Rivera.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the First United Methodist Church on 1660 Arbor St. in Turlock. The Service will be held on March 1st at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.
In lieu of sending flowers, friends and family may make a donation to Sierra Service Project, her favorite non-profit organization.