Shelia Lehrburger-Littman

Shelia Lehrburger-Littman

1927 - 2020

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Obituary of Shelia Lehrburger-Littman

Sheila Caroline Lehrburger died peacefully in her home on July 23rd, with family and surrounded by love. Born in 1927 and raised in Miami, she married Dr. Henry Lehrburger in 1950 and they raised five children, Carl, Gerry, Florie, Eddie and Lili.

Sheila earned  degrees from Duke University, a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and a Psychoanalytic Graduate Degree from the Colorado Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Sheila enjoyed a successful and extensive career as one of the first clinical social workers in private practice in Colorado. She was instrumental in establishing the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work, and was a treasured teacher, mentor and colleague.

After 27 years of marriage and Henry’s passing, she remarried Paul Littman and enjoyed another 27 years until his passing in 2014. Sheila raised five children, nurtured twelve grandchildren, and enjoyed two great grandchildren. 

Sheila was a devoted wife, mother, family historian, and a lover of life, travel and nature. Always leading with an open heart, Sheila had a tremendous capacity for empathy, cheered for the underdog, and related with kindness to people from all walks of life.

She was loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Contributions may be made in her honor to Southern Poverty Law Center or 350.Org.