Barbara Franceen Hornady
Barbara Franceen Hornady
  • September 6, 1936 - March 12, 2017
  • Pacific Grove, California

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Barbara (Roo) F. Hornady
9/6/36 - 3/12/17

Roo Hornady, born Barbara Franceen Farries Sept. 6, 1936 in Chicago, lived in Colorado, Nebraska, California and Missouri.

After graduating from Webster Groves Missouri High School and Grinnell College she traveled through Europe for a year and then began a teaching career at Kirkwood Missouri High School while studying and performing dance and theater. She married Robert (Bear) Hornady in 1962. As some of the first Peace Corps volunteers, she and Bear taught in Nigeria from 1963 to 1965. After they returned from the Peace Corps, they lived in Grand Island Nebraska, College Park Maryland, Bochum Germany, Livermore California and finally retired in Pacific Grove California.

She enjoyed acting in the Monterey area and played the role of Mrs. Fish, the Light House Keeper, at Point Pinos in Pacific Grove most weekends for several years.

She is remembered for her courage to create her own lifestyle, her love of Bear, her care of cats needing extra attention, her willingness to listen and her encouragement and generosity to others.

Roo's life will be celebrated by her family and friends at Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex, Pacific Grove, California on Saturday, April 29th from 2:00-400 pm.

Gifts in her memory can be made to her favorite organizations:
American Civil Liberties Union - New York, NY
Pacific Repertory Theatre - Carmel, CA
Southern Poverty Law Center - Montgomery, AL
The SPCA for Monterey County - Monterey, CA
Youth Arts Collective - Monterey, CA