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Patricia “Trixie” Snelton

Patricia “Trixie” Snelton, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home in Bull Valley, only a month from the day she lost her husband.

She was born July 13, 1937, in Des Plaines, to Charles and Henrietta (Powers) Doetsch.

She was a lover of all animals, especially horses, caring for her own, and showing them for more than 20 years.  She was also a dedicated and skilled artist.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she will be missed by many.

Survivors include her two sons, Richard “Rusty” Snelten Jr. and Greg (Jan) Snelten; eight grandchildren, Nicky Snelten, Kyle (Melissa) Snelten, Jessie (Adam) Rebella, Doug Snelten, Ryan (Nikki) Snelten, Brittany Snelten, Brooke (Vince) Wadman and Shannon (Gary) Talaga; five great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Westen, Skylar, Damian, and Caitlyn; two brothers, Jim and Rick Doetsch; a sister-in-law, Maryann Doetsch; and a brother-in-law, Mark Baker; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sr.; her parents; brother, Butz; and sister, Nancy Baker.

Services and interment were private.

Memorials may be given to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

Arrangements were made by Windridge Funeral Home.

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