Barbara Anne Sanchez (71) of Whitewater died peacefully on September 15 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville

Barbara Anne Sanchez (71) of Whitewater died peacefully on September 15 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

Barb was born on February 9th, 1949, in Lincoln, Nebraska, as an identical twin, to A. Jeannette (Luby) and Clayton J. Hohnstein.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and J.D. from the University of New Mexico Law School. Early in her career she worked for ten years at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School for the Mentally Retarded. After getting her J.D. she practiced Law in Belen, New Mexico. After she came to Whitewater, she worked at several group homes in the Whitewater area. She was a devoted reader, music lover, and conversationalist. She also enjoyed playing the guitar and ukulele.

She is survived by her twin sister, Rebecca S. (Hohnstein) Hogan; her brother, Jon Luby Hohnstein; her sister, Mary Alice (Hohnstein) Hartshorn; her nephew, Russell (Samantha) Hartshorn; and also by two grand-nieces.

The family would like to thank the people at Mercy Hospital who cared for her so well.

The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI assisted the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

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