Catherine Whitehead Snow, of Nashville, TN, died of cancer on November 25, 2015, at the age of 66.
Born on January 21, 1949, in Birmingham, AL, she graduated from Birmingham Southern College in 1971 and attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 1975-76. She worked for seven years at Vanderbilt University, first as Community Education Coordinator in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program in the Medical Center, then as Director of Club Programs and later as Assistant Director of the Office of Alumni Relations, and finally as Director of External Relations in the Divinity School.
As a writer and marketing specialist she founded her own business, The Writeous Sisters. A year living in Tuebingen, Germany, and a half year in Kyoto, Japan, as well as travels to over 50 countries sharpened her intrigue with cultural differences and led in 1998 to founding the store Antics, located in Hillsboro Village, which offered unique art and antiques from around the world. In 2008 she opened Snow Gallery off Belmont Blvd., featuring pieces dating from the 18th century until the present, including the work of many local artists. She also started Mulberry House, a cottage still welcoming visitors to Nashville on vacation or business.
Always politically active, she co-founded WEAV in the early 1980s to advance the cause of women employed at Vanderbilt. More recently she co-founded and served as a steering committee member of Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF), a political action committee promoting the election of progressive women in the state. Known for her colorful wit, her taste, her intelligence, her compassion, and her passion for life, she is and will be sorely missed by her family and by the many who knew and loved her.
Catherine was predeceased by her mother Corinne Andrews Whitehead (1916-1993), her father Rev. Claude W. Whitehead, Jr. (1918-2005), and her son Christopher (1984). She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Douglas A. Knight of Nashville, son Jonathan W. Snow and his wife Rachel R. Snow of New York City, daughter Lisa I. Knight and her husband Edward M. Yazijian of Greenville, SC, and grandchildren Stefan Knight Yazijian and Freya Corinne Snow.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends. Contributions in Catherine’s honor may be made to WTF, to the Tennessee Democratic Party, or to Tennessee Justice Center.
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