Chime Tate Saltz

Born: Thu., Jan. 2, 1947
Died: Mon., May 20, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 01, 2019
Location: First United Methodist Church


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Chime Tate Saltz , 72, of Pulaski, Va. passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents William Lee and Kalima Dalton Tate, her husband Rhea “Bunny” Saltz and daughter-in-law Theresa Baldwin Saltz. She is survived by her children Stephen Saltz, Tige Saltz, David Saltz, Lizabeth Saltz Green (Rick), Rhea Saltz, Jr.; her brother William Tate II (Karen) and their children Lee Tate, Mary Claire Harper (James), and Graham Tate (Leslie); and 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 4 great grand niece and nephew and loving friends Brenda Waller, Suzanne Steele and Diana Love. Chime attended Pulaski High School where she graduated in 1965 as valedictorian and was a graduate of the University of Richmond’s Westhampton College. She began her teaching career in Richmond in health and physical education at Maggie Walker High School and taught 9 years at Salem Church Middle School in Chesterfield County. She was an art teacher in Pulaski County from 1987 to 2017, 31 of those years at the elementary level, where she shared her passion and love of art with her students. In 2016, she was honored as “The Teacher of the Year” for Pulaski County Schools. As an artist, Chime was known for her quilt making. She taught quilting for many years for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters and the Sew What Fabrics of Wytheville. She gifted many of her hundreds of quilts to family, friends and their children. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pulaski, the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley and Hands All Around Quilting Guild. A family graveside service will be held at Drapers Valley Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 1, followed by a public memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Pulaski at 2:00 pm. Those attending the memorial service who have been blessed as a recipient of one of Chime’s quilts are requested to bring the quilt to place across the church pew during her “Celebration of Life.” In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to The First United Methodist Church of Pulaski or the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (children’s art education). The family wishes to thank the staffs of the Pulaski Rehab Center and Medi Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Chime. 

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Sandy Ferraraccio
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Sorry sorry for your loss...
Chime was so special to so many and will be missed by all.4

Earl Hill Jr.
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
It was with a great deal of regret that I read of Chime's passing today. She and my "Baby" sister Marilyn, have both now gone on to their rewards. I have very fond memories of the two of them together. Marilyn always treasured Chime's friendship and often related news of her when she and I talked. My most sincere condolences to Bill II and all who are impacted by her loss.

Donna Williams
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
Chime was a wonderful, unique person that I had the pleasure of knowing. She will be sadly missed by the people that her kindness had touched.

Charles Lafon
   Posted Sun May 26, 2019
May God strengthen you during your time of grief. Mrs. Saltz was a fine woman, and though I never had her as a teacher, she was part of the art department at PCHS during my time there, and I am grateful for the many ways she contributed to my education and life.

Stan Martin
   Posted Mon May 27, 2019
She was an amazing teacher, always able to give advice when i was having difficulty on deciding on which direction, to go on an assignment. Thoughts and prayers go out. She truly will be missed

Colleen Eckard
   Posted Mon May 27, 2019
dear Liz and Family,
I taught school with Chime at the old Maggie Walker H.S. I lost touch with her when she left, but what a charming, fun person. I am so sorry to hear about her death. I am still in Richmond. If you find time in the future I would like to talk to you. Sincerely, Colleen Eckard. 804 2621121


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