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Josefina Snyder-Jara
Josefina Snyder-Jara
Snyder-Jara at the age of circa 110
Birth: 11 April 1909
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Death: 4 December 2019
Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Age: 110 years, 237 days
Country: MexicoMEXUnited StatesUSA

Josefina Marie Snyder-Jara (née Lopez; 11 April 1909 – 4 December 2019) was a Mexican-American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Josefina Snyder-Jara was born as Josefina Snyder Lopez in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on 11 April 1909. Her parents were Enrique Snyder Laseter and Maria Josefina Lopez Zavala. She had at leat four siblings: Yolanda, Hector, Alicia, and Maria de la Luz Sara.

She married Hector Jara Rodriguez in Federal District of Mexico (now Mexico City) on 31 January 1931. She moved to the United States in 1940. She got widowed in 1982.

She celebrated her 110th birthday in April 2019.

Snyder-Jara died in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona, USA on 4 December 2019 at the age of 110 years, 237 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in Arizona, behind Bessie Simmons-Scott.