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Horsewoman Patricia Waddell-Snodgrass, 77, dies

January 06, 2021

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Patricia Ellen (James) Waddell-Snodgrass, 77, a resident of Philippi, NY, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, in the United Hospital Center.

Patricia was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Toronto, Ont., a daughter of the late Lewis and Bernice (Hodgins) James. Patricia was united in marriage on Aug. 22, 1985, to Dr. Ralph R. Snodgrass Jr., who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2012.

Patricia had a love and passion for horses. She was a member of the United States Trotting Association and was pivotal in publicity for the Canadian Trotting Association. She trained a small stable of horses in western New York including Stonegate Payoff, Gails Rusty, VV Dexter and Patrick Will. She was always highly regarded in the Standardbred community as well as the West Virginia Miniature Horse Club. Pat loved everyone she came into contact with.

Patricia is survived by daughter Karen F. Waddell-Wellman, grandson David Waddell, step daughter Wendi Chapman and husband Randall, grandchildren Eric Allan Wellman and companion Ashley Mullen, Patric Christopher Wellman, Lauren and Daniel Yung, great-grandchildren, Islas Yung, Adalynn and Levi Wellman.

Donations can be sent to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation in her name. In honor of Patricia’s request, cremation will be honored and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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