September 25, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 26

Dorothy (Dot) Snyder

Dorothy (Dot) Snyder went for her last ride on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, to join her husband of 50 years Ed.

Dot was born in the Bronx, N.Y., Feb. 8, 1933. She moved to Republic as a young girl to live with her granddad Dayton. She met Ed in 1954 and they married shortly after. In 1958 the sawmill brought them to Grand Coulee where they spent their remaining years.

Dot could be found in her early years involved in the Ridge Rider Club, pole bending, jumping and other show events. In the early 1960s, Dot caught the barrel racing bug and joined W.B.R.A., where she won her share of events over the years. When she hung up her spurs she was the secretary of W.R.A., and event timer. Dot’s true passions were the love of her horses, dogs and rodeo.

Dot worked hard all her life at jobs ranging from restaurant work, school bus driver and dump truck driver for Es’s Excavating business.

When Dot and Ed retired, they traveled from Alaska to Mexico in their RV and spending winters in Yuma with their friends.

Dot is survived by her two daughters: Tina (Rick) Zaldivar of Grand Coulee and Kathy (Tim) Brown of Rosalia; two grandsons: Tim (Melissa) Brown of Ellensbur and Bruce (Kassie) Brown of Newport; one great-grandson Cooper Brown; five stepchildren: Ron, Ed, Bob Snyder of Kettle Falls and Colville and Paulette Fleming of Colville and Judy and Jim Hentges of Reardan and their families. Also her little buddy Levi.

Staying true to her wishes, no funeral services will be held. Dot and Ed will forever be together on the mountains around Republic, an area they loved very much.

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