Harriet Nachman Storm, a tireless volunteer worker for educational causes and the community's disenfranchised populations, died Tuesday at age 66 in Hampton after a battle with cancer.

Mrs. Storm's two main interests were the Hampton- Newport News Community Services Board and her alma mater, the College of William and Mary. Over the years, she also was involved with the United Way, Alliance for Increased Mental Health Awareness, National Council of Jewish Women, Peninsula Legal Aid Center, LINK (Living Interfaith Network), Virginia Symphony and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.

"I do what I do because obviously it gives me great satisfaction," Mrs. Storm told the Daily Press when the newspaper ran a profile of her in 1993. "I feel that I have the capacity and I have the communications, and perhaps the leadership skills, to help others."

Once the women's editor of the Daily Press before she left to raise a family, Mrs. Storm was honored as the newspaper's 2002 Citizen of the Year. Her numerous honors over the years include the Humanitarian Award from the Peninsula Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and two resolutions by the Virginia General Assembly recognizing her achievements.

Charles Hall, executive director of the community services board, said Mrs. Storm joined the organization in 1979 and served longer than only one other person. She was chairman of every committee and board chairman twice.

"She had extraordinary energy as an advocate," Hall said. "She had an absolutely tireless dedication to improving the lives of people with substance abuse problems and mental disabilities."

When Mrs. Storm approached legislators for one of her causes, said Hall, "she made no distinction between elected officials of either party. She could convince anyone that this was an issue they needed to pay attention to."

Even when battling breast cancer, "she had a great sense of humor," Hall said. "She was always upbeat."

Mrs. Storm's husband, C. Ray Storm, passed away in 1996. She is survived by a sister; two daughters, Lisa Hogge of York County and Laura Wyatt of Hampton; their husbands, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rodef Sholom Temple, 319 Whealton Road, Hampton.