Margaret "Libby" Halleman
1927 - 2018
BORN
1927
DIED
2018
Margaret "Libby" (Pickard) Halleman

Scottsdale - Libby Halleman passed away peacefully at age 90 on Easter, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Halleman, she is survived by her daughter, Susan Halleman, son-in-law, Gregg Montante, and granddaughter, Hannah. Born in 1927 to Lester and Winifred Pickard, Libby grew up in Rankin, Illinois. As a child, she developed her many talents studying piano, voice and dance, and after high school graduation, pursued modeling in Chicago and New York. The following year, she was selected as a lyric soprano for the St. Louis Municipal Opera summer season, and entered college as a music major at the University of Illinois. There she met the love of her life, Dick Halleman, also a music major and leader of the Dick Halleman Orchestra. After graduation in 1951, Dick and Libby were married. Libby soon joined the band, and their lifelong partnership of almost 60 years began with engagements in California and the midwest. Daughter Susan was born in 1957. By 1962, the orchestra had become the Dick Halleman Quartet. They were invited to perform in Tucson, Arizona, and then promoted to Del Webb's Mountain Shadows resort in Scottsdale, which was the beginning of an extremely successful 21-year run. For Libby and Dick, one of their high points was when Lawrence Welk was in the audience in 1969, and complimented them to their boss, saying they were the best little dance band he had heard in many years. In the summers, they toured to the Sahara and Mint hotels in Las Vegas, where they performed for celebrities including Jack Benny, George Burns and Johnny Carson, and made appearances in Lake Tahoe, Newport Beach, Jackson Hole, Atlanta and St. Louis. Over the years, Dick and Libby also developed real estate in Scottsdale and Carefree, while still performing at the Royal Palms Resort for eight seasons, and in many other venues in Phoenix. By this time, their clientele had become long-time friends, even joining them on musical cruises to Alaska, the Baltic and Mediterranean. Everywhere they performed, Libby charmed audiences with her glamorous presence, her elegant piano technique and lyrical vocal style. She enjoyed her music and her life, and would always say she loved her work because music is one of the few occupations where making yourself happy makes other people happy, too. She was a member of the Scottsdale Methodist Church, and attended Valley Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on April 7th, at 2 p.m. in Scottsdale, at Los Olivos Mexican Patio Restaurant. For information, email [email protected] or call 310-977-4007.



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Published by The Arizona Republic from Feb. 10 to Mar. 3, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
7
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m.
Los Olivos Mexican Patio Restaurant
, Scottsdale, AZ
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May the God of all comfort and mercy, grant your family hope, and comfort during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11
February 27, 2019
May the God of all comfort and mercy, grant your family hope, and comfort during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11
February 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. I understand that in these moments it's hard to understand ones emotions and express them. Personally, I tend to think of a quote from my favorite book that states:
In like manner, the spirit also joins in with help for our weakness; for the problem is that we do not know what we should pray for as we need to, but the spirit itself pleads for us with unuttered groanings. (Rom. 8:26)
February 26, 2019
The loss of a love one is difficult. May the precious memories you have help you cope and bring you peace. 1 Thes. 4:14 can bring you some comfort knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be reassuring. May the God of peace be with you and your family.
February 26, 2019
My condolences go out to Margaret's family and friends. May you find comfort at Isaiah 51:12 to know that God is the "One comforting you". By prayer he will give you strength and comfort you in this difficult time.
February 25, 2019
The loss of a love one is difficult. May the precious memories you have help you cope and bring you peace. 1 Thes. 4:14 can bring you some comfort knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be reassuring. May the God of peace be with you and your family.
February 25, 2019
Please accept our sincere condolences to the family
and friends. Losing a loved one in death is never easy. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again.
February 20, 2019
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort strengthen the family at this difficult time. (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
February 19, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one in death. Our heavenly Father is very aware and understands the pain you feel. He will give you comfort. (Psalms 86:6,7) Your family has my deepest sympathy.
February 16, 2019
Dear family,
I am deeply sorry for loss. May you find comfort during this most difficult time. Luke 1:78
February 16, 2019
Dear family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. May you find comfort during this most difficult time. Luke 1:78
February 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. As you reflect on cherished memories, may you find comfort & hope from One who is close to the broken-hearted. Ps 37:29, Jn 6:40
February 15, 2019
Although I did not know Margaret, I just wanted to tell family and friends how sorry I am for their loss, please accept my deepest sympathy. Please know that your that your family will be in my prayers 2nd Corinthians 1:3 4
S LEWIS
February 14, 2019
Sympathy extended for your great loss, it's a comfort to know if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will awaken those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus. 1Thessalonians 4:13
Bc
February 14, 2019
Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad time.
February 12, 2019
Wonderful memories of dancing to a band for years and years with so much talent! Dick and Libby are two of the brightest stars in heaven
Collette Burke
Friend
February 11, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
D. Romans 15:33 Andrews
February 11, 2019
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
February 11, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one in death. Our heavenly Father is very aware and understands the pain you feel. He will give you comfort. (Psalms 86:6,7) Your family has my deepest sympathy.
February 10, 2019
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