Film music editor Nancy Fogarty died Sept 4 in San Francisco after several months of illness. She was 56.

After learning the music editing craft from her husband, Jim Henrikson, and mentor Else Blangsted, she worked for composers including James Horner, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, George S. Clinton, Marc Shaiman, and Lee Ritenour; and she had a long working relationship with composer Miles Goodman and director Frank Oz.

She worked on a number of film musicals, including “Staying Alive,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Footloose,” “Flashdance” and “Stop Making Sense.”

Fogarty was also a board member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. She later moved to Sonoma County, and opened a boutique clothing store in Santa Rosa.

She is survived by husband Jim, a music editor; a daughter; a brother; a sister, Kathy Bennett, also music editor; a niece, and three nephews.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.