Julie Herman

March 30, 1930 ‒ December 13, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Julie Herman, age 89, left us to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, December 13, 2019.  She was born Greta Jean Watkin in South Gate, California on March 30, 1930, to Tom and Ada Watkin.

She had an eclectic and varied background.  She joined the USAF in 1950 to work as a radar operator.  She worked as a secretary at KLAC radio in Los Angeles in the 60’s.  She sold real estate in the 70’s, and worked as a secretary for Rockwell in the 80’s.  It was there that she met her 3rd husband and soul mate, Ed Herman.

Julie was gifted with an engaging and entrepreneurial spirit; she enjoyed painting, sewing and crafts.  She owned her own yarn shop in Simi Valley at one time.  She was always involved in church activities and loved organizing variety shows and fund raisers.

In her later years, Julie doubled down on life, enjoying travel, cruises and blackjack.  Her husband Ed taught her to play blackjack and claimed that his spirit guided her whenever she played.  She brought communion to the sick and homebound for many years.  She enjoyed making beautiful vestments for men who were entering the priesthood.

Julie is survived by her two daughters; Monique Fier, Erin Kelty and husband Patrick; two sons; Thomas Carolin and Trudi Urie, Sean Carolin and wife Shari; grandchildren William Lusk, Josh Boucher, and Nora, Mary and Kate Kelty; and great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Maclaine, Mackenna and MacIsla.  She always said her grandchildren kept her spirit young and she was so very proud of them all!

Predeceased by her eldest son Marc Boucher (2014), and her loving husband Ed Herman (2002).

Please join us in celebrating her life Saturday December 28the.  The funeral service will take place at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Cardington at 9am, immediately followed by a graveside service at Mound View Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.  There will be a luncheon after that at Sacred Hearts which is open to anyone to join for fellowship.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity, www.sistersofcharity.com.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Julie’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I am so sorry that Julie has left us. I hope we meet again in heaven!
    She always treated me with kindness and a smile!
    Chris Morris

  • We will always remember Julie’s beautiful smile and love and devotion to the Catholic Church.

    Our deepest sympathy,

    Andy & Mary Lonzo

  • Erin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I had gotten to meet her. She was involved in so much! My prayers are with you and your family, hoping that peace and comfort will be with you all.

  • Erin,
    May God bless you and your family with peace and comfort as you grieve your loss of your mother and grandmother, Julie.
    I have fond memories of Julie bringing your three daughters to church at St. Vincent’s. Oh, how she loved teaching them about Jesus and Mary!
    Blessings and peace.

  • I was blessed to get to know Julie through pilgrimages and making rosaries at our weekly breakfast meetings. I was inspired by her devotion to her Catholic faith. I will miss her smile and laughter.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Keeping family in prayers.

  • I got to know Julie on a church pilgrimage to Poland. Julie was so alive and friendly, easy to get to know.
    After we returned, I joined the rosary making group and got to know her better. She always had interesting stories and adventures to talk about. She especially loved her grandchildren and greats.
    She was very devout in her Catholic Faith. A roll model.
    I will miss her.

  • I was blessed to know Julie in her later years. She had a beautiful spirit and a kind heart. May she rest in peace.

  • Dear Erin, Patrick and girls,
    I was sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She sounded like quite a woman, and certainly passed down a lot of her strong character to her children. How difficult to have this happen over the holidays–may God comfort you in your loss and encourage you with His love.