- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Jim Douglas says the passing of former lieutenant governor and state Sen. Barbara Snelling marks the end of an era in which she and her husband dominated Vermont politics.

Speaking at a Statehouse memorial service in Montpelier on Friday, Douglas said Snelling was a dedicated public servant who spent her life working to improving the life of all Vermonters, a legacy which will be felt for generations to come.

She died Nov. 2 at age 87.

Snelling was the widow of former Republican Gov. Richard Snelling.

After her husband’s 1991 death in office, Barbara Snelling served as lieutenant governor from 1993 to 1997 and then two terms as a state senator, retiring in 2002.

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