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Harriet Heltman


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Harriet Heltman Obituary
Heltman, Harriet



Harriet Heltman passed away in her home on December 27,2016, surrounded by her family following a stroke. Born in 1921 in Silver City, New Mexico, she was 95.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rollie, her parents Shep and Blanch Walls, sisters Myra Mayward and Alice Smith.

Harriet, an accomplished pianist and organist earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of New Mexico. She taught piano privately and played the organ in a number of churches including Holy Faith. She influenced thousands of students during her 26 year career as an Elementary Music Teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools. She was awarded The John Batcheller and Rollie Heltman Awards by The New Mexico Music Educators Association for her many decades of service fostering music education in the state.

She is survived by her sons Bill (Beth) and Greg (Elaine),Grandson Mark Heltman and step-daughter Celia Ann Herbstritt (Roger) their six adult children and numerous grandchildren.

A memorial commemoration will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:30am at United Church, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso, Santa Fe, NM

The family requests that flowers not be sent. Memorial contributions may be made to The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, P.O.Box 9692, Santa Fe, NM 87504. The family wishes to thank the nurses, CNA's and staff at Kingston Residence for their care prior to her stroke.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 1, 2017
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