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Obituary: Callie Ellen Kydd (nee Horne)

04/29/1922 — 01/10/2016

Callie was the fifth of six children born to Frank and Mabel Horne. She was born in Auburn and raised in Berkeley and Crockett, where her father was the company doctor for C&H Sugar. After completing high school, she attended Heald Business College and became Henry J. Kaiser’s executive secretary during the latter part of WWII. After the war ended, her husband, C.W. (Bud) Kydd, was discharged from the Navy and they moved to the Truckee area in 1948, first settling in Truckee and then in Tahoe City.

In the early ‘50s, they moved back to Truckee where Callie worked for the Bank of America for several years. After that, she kept the books for the Texaco bulk plant (the family business), volunteered at the hospital, and raised her four sons. An indomitable advocate, she was well known for making several of the local school administrator’s lives uncomfortable when her boys diverged from the prescribed path.

In the mid-‘60s, after she and Bud divorced, she worked as the clerk at the Justice Court for Judge Fosten Wilson and afterwards became a dispatcher for the CHP. After re-marrying, she took a number of years off from the business world and became an avid golfer. She eventually went back to work for the State Department of Education in Sacramento, finishing out her career as an investigator.

She was pre-deceased by her son Clark, her brothers Miles, Win, and Donald Horne, sister Dorothy McClenaghan; survived by sons Michael, Tony, and Raoul, grandchildren Rick, Michelle, Dustin, Sonja, and Madeleine, brother Richard Horne, numerous nieces and nephews, and a vast network of “her boys.”


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