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Molly Pipes (Meltzer)


Margaret Lindsey Pipes Meltzer, affectionately known as Molly, accepted God's hand and ascended from this world on July 18, 2015. Molly was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 17, 1951, to John and Virginia Pipes. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1969 and then she earned a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Texas in 1973.

The city of Raleigh, NC hired Molly as its first female administrator in its City Planning Department. She so distinguished herself there that she was recruited to head the Transportation Department at North Carolina State University. Among many accomplishments, she designed an innovative ride-sharing program, which continues to this day.

In the early 80's, Molly moved to New Orleans, where she served as a consultant for city planning and was instrumental in the redesign of the city's parking plan. Molly met and married John Meltzer. Of this union her two beautiful daughters were born. Throughout her many years in New Orleans, Molly was active as a mother and a friend. She was involved with numerous community endeavors and creative media projects. She was also an Elder of the St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. Molly's joy of hospitality and helping others in need of a respite, fit well with the flow and vibe of the Big Easy, her adopted city.

In 1992 Molly was hired as a salesperson for the new corporate division of Office Depot. She was so successful that within a few years the company sent her around the U.S. to teach her techniques and strategies. She concluded her career with the promotion to National Director of Sales Training, a position that she held until her retirement in 2005.

After retirement she commenced the energetic pursuit of her many hobbies and interests, chief among which were the company of her family and many friends, cooking and fine dining, extensive traveling, sailing and especially adventuring in her beloved Airstream trailer, in which she rolled 43,000 miles.

Molly is survived by daughter Virginia Meltzer and her husband Jeff Luther, daughter Leah Meltzer; sister Marian Pipes Brown and her husband Fred; brother David W. Pipes and his wife, Kim; financee Louis Pat Selig, numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
2:00 PM

True to her benevolent heart, Molly requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Doctors Without Borders, First Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

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08/04/15 09:12 PM #1    

Randy Lockwood

A Note From Molly

       She always had a way with words, whether written or spoken, of making you feel that you were the most important person in the world at that time. Molly had that gift of making each day a little brighter and a lot more enjoyable.  Over the years I've occasionally reread the note she wrote in my Olmos so long ago, and it still has that same effect on me as the first time I read it. Thanks, Molly Pipes Meltzer, for making my world a little bit better place to live in.

08/05/15 10:06 AM #2    

Militza Hauser (Cunningham)

Living mostly wasting time, everything is not enough,nothing is too much to bear, where you been is good and gone all you keep is the gettin' there. Well, to live is to fly so shake the dust off your wings and the sleep out of your eyes.

06/17/16 02:50 PM #3    

Susan Fitch

I have spent most of the last 12 years living abroad and haven't kept up with many AHHS alumni. I just logged in to write my condolences when I saw that Molly had passed last year. 

Molly was like a huge ray of sunshine on a dark day. She always had positive words to offer and when one was with her, that in itself was a gift.

Molly, you were loved by all who knew you. You truly were a rare gem. 

In love and peace,

Susan Fitch
Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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