Rebecca Floyd,65, died in Anderson, Ind., on Jan. 23 due to complications arising from a recent bout with pneumonia.
She hailed from Philippi, W.Va., but made her way west with her family and was a 1965 graduate of the Air Academy (Colorado Springs). She loved the outdoors and the lively arts and earned her bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from Humboldt State University in 1993, and went on to earn a Masters in the same field from Humboldt State in 1995. She traveled extensively in Europe, teaching both English and dance.
She also was a certified equine massage therapist and practiced primarily on Standardbreds.
She was an avid gardener and animal lover and in her home one could always find a menagerie of dogs, cats and riding horses.In addition to her at-home pets, most of which were strays or rescues, she owned a number of talented Standardbredsincluding $100,000 winner Shock And Awe.
Sheis survived by her daughters, Susan and Jessica.
A memorial service will be held for her in June in Eureka, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Agency at www.horseadoption.com/donations.