Harriett, the daughter of Donald and Mary Jane Swartz, was born on December 29, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. Upon graduation from Schoolcraft High School and Western Michigan University, she taught at Milwood Elementary School in Kalamazoo for 41 years (all but one year in the same room). An educator, historian, author, gardener, she spent her entire life immersed in her community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Schoolcraft Historical Society, and the Ladies Library of Schoolcraft. However, her greatest joy was her large family and many friends. She is survived by brothers Donald, Michael (Sandra) Swartz, sister Nancy (Richard) Rafferty; nephews Richard (Mary) Rafferty, Donald (Janice) Rafferty, James (Toni) Rafferty, Scott (Andrea) Swartz; nieces Kathleen Dixon, Michelle (Mark) Romstadt, Jennifer (Dan) Sielaff, Jennifer (John) Kalleward, Cindy (Chris) Ballosh, Jacque (Scott) Wilcox; great nieces and nephews Dianna (Chad) Coley, Samuel (Angela) Kalleward, Cullen and Cormac Dixon, Andrew and Bradley Romstadt, Jack and Ian Rafferty, Nathan and Samuel Sielaff, Bryson and Caleb Swartz, Jozie and Drew Rafferty, Jackson and Lucas Kalleward, Henry Wilcox, Hayden Ballosh, Kylie and Kinsley Dixon. Visitation will take place on Sunday, September 9, from 2:00 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 7:00 p.m. at Westminster Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft. The service will be held at the church on Monday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft, Ladies Library Assn. of Schoolcraft, Schoolcraft Historical Society or charity of choice.