Virginia Pearl (Bartlett) Snethen, 89, of Carter, SD, went home to her savior Friday, October 14, 2016, at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD, with family by her side.
Virginia was born Dec. 3, 1926, to Floyd and Goldia (Audiss) Bartlett on the family farm south of Carter, SD. She was the second child of two children.
Her family homesteaded near Martin, SD and after seventh grade moved to Custer, SD. She worked in the shipyards in Seattle, WA, during WWII and moved back to Custer where she finished high school and graduated in 1947.
She graduated from Watertown Beauty Academy in Watertown, SD in 1948. She returned home to Martin where she opened up her own beauty shop.
Virginia married Keith Snethen in May of 1954 and settled down on the farm near Carter where she lived and raised her nine children.
She was active in her community. She was a life member of the VFW, American Legion of Winner, a member of the local Extension Group and she served on the Todd County Election Board. She actively participated in her local church, Carter Gospel Fellowship Church.
She enjoyed many crafts, such as sewing, painting, gardening, canning, and spending time with her family. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.