with Horse and Hound

Vannah Husband, MFH (1956–2013)

Vannah Grisham Husband, MFH of the Mells Foxhounds, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.

Vannah grew up riding horses and had a life-long love of animals. She started her foxhunting career with the Mooreland Hunt (AL) at age eight and received her colors in 1972. Through the early 1990s she served as chairman of the Mooreland Hunt Ball. She became MFH of the Mells Foxhounds in 1995.

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Stetson University—where she met her husband-to-be, Floyd Douglas Husband—she taught elementary school children from 1984 to 1987.

She was exceptionally artistic, and was a professional Lettering and Book Artist whose work was displayed in art shows around the Southeast. She was a member of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting and Lettering, and the President of the Board of the Nashville Calligraphy Guild. She was also an original member and Docent at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, where she volunteered with their Education Program.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Mells Foxhounds; c/o Joy Smith, MFH; 900 U.S. Highway 64; Frankewing, TN 38459. Click for a complete obituary.

Posted January 15, 2013