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Loveta Hornsby

The Union staff

Services for Loveta Hornsby of Rough and Ready will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mrs. Hornsby died Thursday, May 13, at home. She was 88.

She was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Stillwell, Okla., to Della and Dave Webb. She graduated college with a teaching credential and moved to the Grass Valley area in 1939. She taught first through eighth grade in the town of Washington for 19 years. Upon retirement, she volunteered for 10 years in Penn Valley. Her teaching career spanned 35 years. She managed the Home Economic building at the Nevada County Fair for 53 years. She was secretary/treasurer for the California Retired Teacher Association and The Nevada County Travel Club. She was also a 4-H leader in Nevada County for many years. She enjoyed the redbud trees in bloom, gardening, and the tending of her 40-acre ranch. She also enjoyed the activities and luncheons at the Senior Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, and watching NASCAR races on television.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Hamilton Brown and Roger Brown of Marysville; son Kim Webb Hornsby of Rough and Ready; granddaughter Jennifer Urjevich of Plymouth; daughter-in-law Sandra Hornsby White of Plymouth; granddaughter-in-law Meranda Hornsby of Chandler, Ariz.; great-grandson Gabriel Hunter Hornsby of Chandler, Ariz.; cousins Mike and Jolene Driscoll of Brentwood; and numerous nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Hornsby; and grandson Kalib Hornsby.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pet Adoption League. Submit your favorite stories to Barbara Brumm, P.O. Box 924, Cedar Ridge, 95924, for a memorial book. Proceeds from the book will benefit the Washington School for future improvements.

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