Helen "T" Tiahrt, age 89, of Burlington, passed away on July 9, 2018, at 7:04 p.m., at her residence.
Born December 25, 1928 in Beatrice, Nebraska she was the daughter of Conrad W. and Helen S. Tiahrt.
Ms. Tiahrt was a graduate of Central High School in Omaha and also of The University of Omaha where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Education. She went on to further her education graduating from Colorado State College in Greeley with a Master's Degree in Counseling and School Psychology. She then received her Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Tiahrt was a physical education teacher in Omaha and Denver, Colorado and was an associate professor of Psychology before retiring in 1991 as Psychologist for the Sex Offender Program at The Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
Dr. Tiahrt was of the Christian faith being a member of Faith Center. She was a member of Antique Mermaids. Her hobbies included bible study, golf, reading, music and animal welfare.
Survivors include, one brother Warren C. (Barbara) Tiahrt of Tucson, Arizona; one niece, Kristin (Darren) McIntire and their children Carson, Abbott, Hudson and Palmer of Hamilton, Michigan; one nephew, Eric Tiahrt of Goodrich, Michigan; two great nephews, Jencen and Hayden Smith of Hamilton, Michigan; her adopted Ankeny family, Bill and Gwynne Burke, Joshua and Amy Burke and Caleb Burke; special friends, Scott and Sarah Smith and her best buddy, P.J.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
According to "T's" wishes her body has been cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Des Moines County Humane Society and the Burlington Public Library (Books on Tapes) and may be sent in care of Lunning Chapel, 2620 Mt. Pleasant St., Burlington, Iowa 52601.
Marilyn Raupe on Jul 16, 2018
My son and I had a lovely visit with T last summer. We had a nice dinner and talked about all of those crazy things we did in college and after that as well. T and I went on several golfing vacations in Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as tavern diving!! "I miss you , T"
We have many fond memories of T and we will love and cherish them. She had a strong spirit and knew exactly what she wanted and didn't want. T and I spent lots of time on the golf course and I strived and struggled to hit my ball past hers. If I did, she was as delighted as I was. Love her. Carolyn and Roger Reem.
Our dearest T will be greatly missed. We will always remember her keen wit , wry humor, bright smile and hearty laugh. Well done, good and faithful servant. May you rest in peace.
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