Harriet williams, 1926- 2016_ former school board member, founder of long beach book festival

Harriet Neufeld Williams, a co-founder of Literary Women and its annual Festival of Authors and a former longtime Long Beach Unified school board member who advocated for children and championed literature to generations of new readers, died Oct. Mp electricity bill payment 14 after battling Parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Gas bike alley She was 89.

Williams was the eldest of five children, born in Oakland to Katharine and William Neufeld on Dec. Electricity related words 4, 1926. Electricity water hose analogy Her father was a military man, and the family moved back and forth across the country. Electricity formulas grade 9 Her mother, a school teacher, died when Williams was just 8 years old. Electricity distribution losses It was a transformative time in her young life, said Kit Williams, one of her children.

“After her mother died, she figured she was the mother of the house,” Kit Williams said. Emoji gas station “After the funeral, she came home and cleaned the house, and that set the stage for her life. Us electricity supply voltage She was always taking care of other people, helping others and putting others first. Electricity dance moms song That’s her legacy.”

Williams married Reed McColloch Williams on Nov. Electricity distribution costs 24, 1950 in San Mateo. Gas blower will not start After the couple moved to Belmont Heights, Williams, starting as a PTA member, volunteered in numerous Long Beach organizations, including Friends of the Public Library, the Family Service Guild, the Mayor’s Task Force on New Directions and Rick Rackers, in which she was named Woman of the Year in 1979.

Among other productions, Williams wrote a Founder’s Day musical program for Lowell Elementary School in the mid-1960s, and in 1975 co-wrote a musical titled “Patriots in Petticoats,” which focused on women during the American Revolution. Electricity and circuits class 6 pdf The musical played briefly in Long Beach and Claremont in 1976, and on occasion is still produced, Kit Williams said.

Harriet Williams served on the State Commission on Special Education for a five-year term, and was elected to the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education in 1979, serving until 1992.

“Harriet Williams was widely respected for her community involvement, including her work with the PTA and so many philanthropic groups,” said LBUSD Superintendent Christopher J. Electricity usage calculator spreadsheet Steinhauser. Gas yourself “She was also a great advocate for children during her 14 years on the Board of Education. E85 gas stations in san antonio tx Our sincerest condolences go to her family and friends.”

“I never met anyone that was a more perfect fit for the office,” Litchman said. Gas oil ratio “Whether or not she got elected to the board, she would’ve done the same stuff for students. Gas questions She was the most effective advocate for children the city has ever seen.”

Litchman said Williams, politically liberal, earned election at a time when LBUSD was conservative. Electricity bill nye worksheet She served as a delegate for Gary Hart at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, but Litchman said Williams had great working relationships in the district, and joined her colleagues to put students first.

Williams encouraged Litchman to attend UC Berkeley, helped him fill out the application and assisted him in finding scholarships. Gas density of air Her children attended either UC Berkeley or Stanford University.

“The whole reason I got to college was because of Harriet,” Litchman said. Gas laws “To say I owe her everything is really an understatement. Electricity kwh I’ve never known anyone with a fuller life.”

Williams was a “classic” mother and housewife of the 1950s and 1960s, said one of her sons, Jeff Williams. Wd gaster cosplay tutorial And in those halcyon days, the devoted mother and wife, full of energy and a boundless love of people, sought to share the joy of literature, shape the lives of young people in the neighborhood and school district, and serve the city.

“She wouldn’t have given up the time spent mothering us for anything, but once that wasn’t the full-time job, she had these other interests she sunk her teeth into, and became a huge art of her life,” Jeff Williams said. Electricity wiki “She was a force of nature, that people who were exposed to her couldn’t get enough of her, and marvelled at her depth.”

Along with Virginia Laddey, Williams co-founded Literary Women and the Festival of Authors in 1982. Gas cap code The festival features emerging writers, and has hosted nationally known authors such as Barbara Kingsolver and Mary Higgins Clark.

Literary Women has grown from a handful of speakers and a few hundred attendees at the old Hyatt Edgewater Hotel in the Marina to about 800 attendees each year at the Long Beach Convention Center. Gas utility Kit Williams said the idea came about when one of her brothers returned home from school one day with a reading list.

“My brother Bruce was at Wilson and he brought home a reading list he’d been given, and on that reading list of a hundred books to read, two were written by women,” Kit Williams said. Electricity bill cost per month “And she was just appalled, so she put together this conference.”

Those who worked with Harriet Williams to put on the annual festival say she was well-versed in Victorian literature by the likes of Elizabeth Gaskell, the Bronte sisters and Thomas Hardy, but also kept up with modern writers. Gaston y astrid lima She had a knack for landing emerging writers — such as Kingsolver — at the conference.

“Harriet was a woman with tremendous vision, and unlike many people who have vision, she also had the energy and ambition to roll up her sleeves and make her vision happen,” said Kirsten Lagatree, former reporter for radio station KLON, now KKJZ, who also served on the committee that designed the conferences.

Williams and her husband divorced amicably in 1993, and she moved back to Berkeley, where she spent time with friends and reunited with many college classmates. Gas nozzle keeps stopping There, she started a Festival of Women Authors at the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland.

“In terms of seeing her depressed or down, you just about never saw that,” Jeff Williams said. Gas vs electric oven cost “She really didn’t want to burden people with what she was going through.”

Indeed, Harriet Williams still spent time with her friends and family, and always enjoyed a visit to Fenton’s Creamery for mint chip ice cream, her favorite.

Harriet Williams is survived by sister Virginia Loveless of Stockbridge, Massachussetts; sister Mary Johnson of Stratford-upon-Avon, England; brother Peter Neufeld of Berkeley; children Jeff Williams of Berkeley; Tim Williams of Oakland; Kit Williams of Long Beach; Dan Williams of Oakland; Bruce Williams of Brooklyn, New York; 11 grand-children, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family asks that donations in Harriet Williams’ name be made to Donations to the Long Beach Friends of the Library and the YWCA Berkeley, Bancroft branch.