In memoriam: Libby Harman

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Credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou

Libby Harman, a member of the spring 2017 Giving Project and longtime supporter of Bread & Roses, passed away Feb. 22 in hospice care at home.

“Libby was a vibrant person with a real zest for life, and I was lucky to know her,” says executive director Casey Cook. “When she believed in something, she gave it her all. She brought her whole heart to the Giving Project because she wanted to make racial and economic justice a reality.”

Libby was a skilled and compassionate women’s health nurse practitioner who worked for 38 years at Womencare OB/GYN in Abington. She was a dedicated member of congregation Mishkan Shalom, an avid dancer, and a talented quilter and fabric artist. Libby is survived by her spouse, Sharon Coulson Downes; her daughter, Grace; her sister, Janet; her brother-in-law, Cesar; her nephews Danilo and Emilio; and her mother, Liz.

2 thoughts on “In memoriam: Libby Harman

  1. D R

    I don’t know if this will post or find her loved ones. However, today I called Women Care where she practiced looking for her and no one was able to give me any information. My Mother helped me to search and that’s how I found out that she passed. I just needed to say that she was an awesome person, Nurse Practitioner and the only gynocologic support I trusted. I am wholeheartedly sorry that she has passed away. Best wishes to her loved ones.

    1. Sharon Coulson Downes

      Thank you so much, D R, for taking the time to write this note. Libby would’ve loved to have known that you appreciated and trusted her as she adored her patients. I’m sorry you had to find out this way, but know that your message reached her loved ones. May her memory be for a blessing.

      Best to you,


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