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Philomena Catherine Hornsby "Katie" Ross Obituary
PHILOMENA CATHERINE "KATIE" HORNSBY ROSS Philomena Catherine "Katie" Hornsby Ross of Riverside CA, returned to spirit on December 14, 2015, in Riverside. Catherine was born in 1951 in Norfolk, VA to Philomena C. and Henry C. Hornsby. She graduated in 1969 from St. Francis de Sales High School, was inducted into Phi Beta Kapa and received a BA in 1973 from UC Riverside, earned an MA from NYU, and studied and taught in Spain, France, and Mexico. She spoke many languages, traveled extensively, made friends all over the world, was a writer and a poet, and lived part of each year in Nice, France in recent years. She is survived and loved by her husband Harley Ross; siblings Mary Hornsby (Stephen Behnen) of Seattle, WA; Chuck Hornsby (Anne Wade-Hornsby) of Grand Terrace; Eunice Hornsby (Marsha Watkins) of Plain City, OH; and Joanne Hornsby of Port Jefferson Station, NY; niece Julia Behnen and nephew Ben Kasiri; and sister-in-law Doris Ross. She was predeceased by her son Alexander Ross, her sister Margaret Hornsby Chandler, and her parents.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 10, 2016
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