Sylvia R. Haines

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Sylvia R. Haines, 76, of Linwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas, while attending the Appaloosa World Horse Show.

Born Feb. 11, 1937, near Middleburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace Roelke. She was the wife of John Lewis Haines, her husband of 55 years.

She had worked for Carroll County Government for a number of years. For more than 40 years she spent her life breeding, raising, showing and selling Appaloosas out of her Linwood Homestead stables in Linwood. She was known for being a friendly and familiar face at Appaloosa Horse Club shows and events. Since 1971 she had worked hard to strengthen the breed and bring new families into the industry, and was unwavering in her support and promotion of Appaloosas, regional clubs and the Appaloosa Youth Association.

She had maintained memberships and served on boards of both the Keystone and Maryland regional clubs. She also served the ApHC as national director from 1984 to 1990. She topped a large number of points as a competitor, and in her pursuit of excellence in lineage had earned the coveted Leading Breeder title at the World Show. She was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in 2012.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a sister, Susan Roelke, of Taneytown; and an aunt, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Days End Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 309, Lisbon, MD 21765; or to Director of Development, Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences, 240 Ag Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802, checks payable to Penn State and memo line PA 4H Horse Program Endowment.

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Published in Carroll County Times from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013