Ann M. Harman
Longtime Meeker educator and resident Ann M. Harman, 53, died Dec. 2, 2007, surrounded by her family at Pioneers Hospital, following a hard-fought battle with cancer.Ann Marie Williams was born Aug. 12, 1954, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Norman and Marjorie (Whitman) Williams. She was raised in Mechanicsville, Iowa, graduating from Lincoln High School with the class of 1972. She attended the University of Northern Iowa where she received her bachelor of arts degree in education in 1976. She received her master’s degree from Lesley College in 1998.Ann was united in marriage to Steve Harman on July 9, 1977, at the United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville. They began their life together in Walden.Mrs. Harman taught school in both Kremmling and Walden before moving to Meeker with her family in 1983, where she taught at Barone Middle School until shortly before her death. She was beloved by her students and fellow staff members, who recognized her hard work and dedication to the school through the many roles she filled. She taught technology, managed the library, held the position of head teacher, and sponsored the yearly school trip to Washington, D.C., along with various other activities through the years. She will long be remembered by many students as a favorite and influential teacher. Ann was a tireless member of the Meeker United Methodist Church, and served as church treasurer for many years. She loved to read and travel and looked forward to her summer trips to Woman Lake in Minnesota. She held a special bond with her three daughters, partaking in their love for swimming by officiating and chauffeuring. Mrs. Harman is survived by her husband of 30 years; daughters Devon of Hopetoun, Australia, Michelle of Golden and Danyel of Fort Collins; mother; brothers Lyle (Teresa) Williams of Northfield, Minn., Keith (Gail) Williams of Minnetonka, Minn., and Kent (Myra Ping) Williams of Chicago; sisters Lynn (Bob) Kerdus of Cedar Rapids, and Jean (Ed) Johnson of Hiawatha, Iowa; aunts Wilma Tvedt of Whittier, Calif., Jo (Jerry) Hatcher of Palm Springs, Calif., and Carolyn Kelley of Harmony, Minn.; 14 nieces and nephews; and many cousins.Ann was preceded in death by her father.A memorial service to celebrate her life and career will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Freeman Fairfield Community Center. A luncheon for friends and family will be served following the service at Barone Middle School.The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Ann Harman Memorial Fund to benefit the building fund of the Meeker United Methodist Church at First National Bank of the Rockies, P.O. Box 600, Meeker, CO 81841.Cochran Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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