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educator , journalist

Betty Kikumi Meltzer, American journalist, educator. Certified teacher, California. Member Japanese American Citizens League, Riverside, California, since 1965; board directors Fair Housing Council, Riverside County, California, 1996-1997. Member American Association of University Women, California Retired Teachers Association, Wives of Subvets of World World War II, Delta Kappa Gamma.

Background

Meltzer, Betty Kikumi was born on August 26, 1934 in Lawai, Hawaii, United States. Daughter of Chuichi and Miyoko (Ogoshi) Hikiji.

Education

Bachelor, University Redlands, 1955. Master of Arts in English, University Redlands, 1956. Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Immaculate Heart College, 1970.

Career

Instructor English, U. Hawaii, Hilo, 1956-1957;teacher, library, Banning (California) H.S., 1962-1991;columnist, Banning Record-Gazette, 1987-1991, 95-96;columnist, Redlands (California) Daily Facts, 1992-1995;columnist, The Cmty. Advisor, Beaumont, California, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, California.

Membership

Member Japanese American Citizens League, Riverside, California, since 1965. Board directors Fair Housing Council, Riverside County, California, 1996-1997. Member American Association of University Women, California Retired Teachers Association, Wives of Subvets of World World War II, Delta Kappa Gamma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening.

Connections

Married Robert Hiram Meltzer, January 26, 1957 (deceased August 1987). Children: Eleanor, Abraham.

father:
Chuichi Hikiji

mother:
Miyoko (Ogoshi) Hikiji

spouse:
Robert Hiram Meltzer

children:
Eleanor Meltzer

Abraham Meltzer