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.