Harriet Ann Walsh
10/20/1935 - 04/25/2023
Obituary For Harriet Ann Walsh
Harriet Ann Walsh, 87, of High Springs, Florida, passed away on April 25, 2023. She was born to parents; Frank Kirkman and Ethelind Kirkman, on October 20, 1935, in Mineola, New York. She was a graduate of Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY in 1953. She went on to study Business at Florida Keys
Community College and Miami Dade Community College. Harriet met Frank R. Walsh in 1953. They were married on May 8, 1954, in New York City, New York. She was the mother of three children, Laura Walsh (deceased); Susan Fulgham; and Shari Ash. Harriet’s husband, Frank, passed away in 1985. They were married for 31 years. Harriet met Jim Rothfeldt in
Miami, Florida in 1986. Harriet and Jim moved to Tennessee and later, to High Springs, Florida. Jim
passed away in 2013. Harriet worked as an Accountant at Florida International University for 25 years. She retired in 1986. She went on to open and run her first business in Lynchburg, Tennessee, County Line Bed & Breakfast. Several years later, Harriet and Jim returned to Florida to raise and breed appaloosa horses, including prize-winning horses who showed in the National/World Appaloosa Shows. After moving to High Springs, Harriet became involved with the Florida Parks system. She worked as an employee and a volunteer at O’Leno State Park. She served on the Friends of O’Leno Board of Directors, as Vice President and, most notably, as Treasurer, for many years. Harriet was awarded the 2014 Volunteer of the Year nomination from O’Leno and River Rise Preserve State Parks and was recognized for 25 years of service by the Friends of O’Leno in 2020. Harriet is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Ethelind Kirkman; sister, Frances Stulz; brother, Frank Kirkman and his wife, Jeanne; and daughter, Laura Walsh. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Fulgham, and her husband, Buddy; daughter, Shari Ash; 5 grandchildren, Jacob Veronikas, Jacquelyn Bernal, Chris Ash, Andrew Ash, and Shannon Ash; 3 great-grandchildren, Ryden Bernal, Maverick Bernal, and Vivian Ash; nephews, Larry Stulz and Kenneth Kirkman, and niece, Kim Gillespi.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Madeleine Catholic Church, 17155
NW U.S. Highway 441, High Springs, Florida. Interment will follow at St. Madeleine Catholic Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of O’Leno, P.O. Box 1401, High Springs,
FL 32655. Condolences may be left in Harriet’s online guestbook at ICS Cremation & Funeral Home.
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