Funeral services honoring the life of Dorothy Jean (D.J.) Harman will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minden. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Frank W. Hughes, PH.D with burial to follow at Minden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
D.J. was born May 2, 1944, in Minden and entered into rest May 19, 2015. Her entire life was devoted to the art of music and teaching. D.J. was a graduate of Minden High School and of Texas Wesleyan University with a combined Piano Performance/ Musical Ed. Degree. She had further graduate study from the University of Wyoming, Arizona State, and LSU.
D.J. began teaching at Springhill High School, then at Doyline/Sibley High School, and Glenbrook School, and most recently at Webster Junior High/ Phillips Middle School. She also served, as Organist/ Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Organist/ Choir Director at Minden Presbyterian Church Minden, Music Director for the Shreveport Little Theater and Composer/ Lyricist for theater production at Performing Arts Center.
She is survived by her sisters, Patsy Harman Harrison and husband Gary, Betty Harman Parks and husband Richard; nephew, Sawyer Harrison; niece, Mandy Patterson and husband Todd; great-niece, Kaylea Gates; great-nephew, Harrison Sweeney.
Honoring D.J., as pallbearers will be Dr. Richard Campbell, John Collins, Pat Culverhouse, David Dumas, Joe Wallace, and Todd Patterson.
Memorials may be made to the Music Dept. of St. John’s Episcopal Church or Minden Presbyterian Church of Minden.