Louise N. Horn

Montgomery English Teacher

Louise Nickell Horn, 88, who taught English at Gaithersburg High School from 1960 to 1974, died Sept. 18 at Manor Care nursing home in Bethesda. She had pneumonia.

Mrs. Horn was yearbook sponsor during her career at Gaithersburg High School. Earlier, she had been a substitute teacher in Montgomery County schools and taught in Mount Rainier and Cumberland, Md.

She was born in Sinks Grove, W.Va., and raised on a farm in Rising Sun, Md., where she used a horse and buggy to travel to and from school. She was a 1937 graduate of Western Maryland College in Westminster.

She was a docent at the Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries Museum, where one of her responsibilities was playing the piano. She also taught piano at her home and played for community events.

She was a former choir director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockville. Reverting to her Presbyterian faith after the death of her husband, she became a member of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington. At Warner Memorial, she was a member of the chancel and bell choirs and was a former bell choir director.

She also was a judge of elections in Garrett Park, where she lived.

Her husband, Harold M. Horn, whom she married in 1941, died in 1974.

Survivors include two children, Barbara H. Wagner of Washington and Ronald M. Horn of Palo Alto, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Byron Charles Colvin

Library of Congress Employee

Byron Charles Colvin, 56, who did administrative work in the office of the chief financial officer at the Library of Congress from 1980 until retiring in 2003, died Sept. 8 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had liver failure.

Mr. Colvin, an Alexandria resident, was a Seattle native and a graduate of Bemidji State University in Minnesota. He served in the Air Force in the mid- and late 1970s.

He was a member of the Titanic Historical Society Inc.

His marriage to Janice Grace Colvin ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children, Anne Colvin-Dudek of Plattsmouth, Neb., Aaron Colvin of Falcon Heights, Minn., and Joshua Colvin of Seattle; a brother, Theodore Colvin of Minnetonka, Minn.; a sister, Deborah Brower of Mount Airy; and two grandsons.