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Nancy Ferebee, psychotherapist, horse breeder

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Friday, February 25, 2011; 8:01 PM

Nancy Ferebee, 63, a retired psychotherapist who for the past 10 years owned a business that breeds and sells German riding ponies, died Feb. 18 at her home in Alpharetta, Ga. She had cancer.

Dr. Ferebee worked as a staff psychologist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in the District in the late 1970s. In 1980, she co-founded the Women's Psychotherapy Institute, where she worked until moving to Georgia in 1996.

While in Washington, she was an assistant clinical professor at the George Washington University Medical Center from 1980 to 1987.

In 2000, she founded Through Connection, a business dedicated to breeding, training and selling stallions. The facility is on a farm at her home in Alpharetta.

Nancy Stein was a Chicago native and a 1969 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1975.

Her memberships included the Great Falls Pony Club, where she served on the board.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, J. Spencer Ferebee Jr. of Alpharetta; three children, John Ferebee of Norcross, Ga., Rachel Ferebee of New Orleans and Matthew Ferebee of Washington; and a grandson.

- Megan Buerger

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