More Obituaries

February 7, 2024 at 10:10 p.m.

Carol Verboven Ferris, 83, died peacefully Feb. 2, 2024 in Kerrville, Tex.

She graduated from Port Chester High School before becoming a secretary.

Mrs. Ferris was loved by everyone who met her; her ability to lend an ear, coupled with her infectious smile, will be greatly missed.

Many knit finger puppets, scarves, hats, and blankets, along with her chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, will be cherished forever.

She is survived by her husband, Nelson Ferris; son, John (Michelle) Ferris; daughter, Debra (Kevin) Fowler; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Ann Edwards, 96, a native of Port Chester, died Jan. 20, 2024 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She was born in Port Chester Aug. 20, 1927 to Milton and Marian (Fish) Josephson and the family moved to California in the late 1930s.

Ms. Edwards studied writing at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she later taught from 1945-1946 while working in a junior writers’ program for MGM, and she also studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas from 1947-1948.

Her marriages to Harvey E. Wishner and Leon Becker ended in divorce; her third husband, author and songwriter Stephen Citron, whom she married in 1980, died in 2015.

She is survived by her children from her first marriage, Catherine Edwards Sadler and Michael Edwards, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ms. Edwards was a prodigious author who published best-selling books about actresses Vivian Leigh and Katharine Hepburn as well as 14 other biographies, eight novels, three children’s books, several screenplays, two memoirs and one autobiography.

Her biographies included, among others: Maria Callas, Ronald Reagan, Barbra Streisand and Diana, Princess of Wales; Kirkus Reviews proclaimed her the “queen of biographies.”


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