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Genevieve Gen Ellen Snow
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Genevieve “Gen” Ellen Snow, age 89, of Oregon, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1923, in Crawford County, Kan., the daughter of Leonard and Antonia (Werbish) Besson.  She married Donald William Snow and he preceded her in death in 1973. Genevieve was a certified “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II in California.  Gen was a longtime employee of WPS Insurance Company.  Genevieve also worked at Oregon Manor Nursing Home, Oregon School District, and was also the owner/operator of Valley Bar in Valley.   She was a member of the Eastern Star.  Genevieve loved the outdoors, especially working on her yard.

She is survived by sons, James (Jennifer) Snow of Oregon and Donald (Marilyn Allen) Snow of Oregon; granddaughter, Jessica Snow of Oregon; great-granddaughter, Jordyn Carow; former daughter-in-law, Shelley Snow; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Gen was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Tony, Ed, Leonard, and Joe; and sisters, Velma and Augusta.

A Celebration of Life will be held at her home, 295 N. Main St. Oregon, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  A private family burial will be held at Valley Cemetery in Vernon County.  Memorials may be made to Dane County Humane Society for the love of her pets.  A special thank you to Meriter Palliative Care Team, the Oregon EMS, and Agrace HospiceCare for the loving care shown to Gen.  Online condolences may be made at

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