Constance D. Ackerman, 85, a 26-year resident of Palm Desert, died Jan. 28, 2002, in Palm Desert.
She was born Dec. 29, 1916, to Rubin and Sofia Preston Dolden in England.
She was a professional dancer in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Portola Ladies Golf Association, the chorale group of Portola Country Club and the Desert Swing Club.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence C. Harmer of Los Angeles; her daughter, Loretta Simpson of Southampton, England; two sisters, Ivy Menan and Daisy Collins, both of England; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date at Portola Country Club clubhouse.Private arrangements are under the guidance of Wiefels and Son Funeral Directors of Palm Springs.