Zelda was born to Ernest and Edna (Root) Evans on January 18, 1926, in Mosier, Oregon. As the youngest of five daughters, she attended school in Mosier and was the Valedictorian at age 16. After attending business school in Portland, she worked in a Hood River office.
On October 19, 1946, she married Joseph Charles Herman in The Dalles, Oregon. Calling Mosier home, Joseph, Zelda and their four children traveled from town to town in a travel trailer while Joseph worked for Pacific Power. Their journeys included Montana, Wyoming and Oregon before they settled in Grants Pass in 1976, where they retired in 1985.
Zelda enjoyed her membership in the Oregon State Extension Service at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Forty and Eight.
Zelda was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, crocheting, quilting, sewing, cooking, baking and hosting holiday meals.
In the couple’s retirement years they enjoyed traveling. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Especially watching them play sports.
Survivors include her daughters, Toni Anderson of Grants Pass, Sherri Durfee of Stayton, Oregon, Jodi Hood of Grants Pass; son, Russell Herman of Pendleton, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and three step great- great grandchildren.
Zelda was preceded in death by her husband and her sisters, Nedra, V’Ona, Audrey, and Dolorous.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Mosier Cemetery, Mosier, Oregon. A reception will be held at the Mosier Grange Hall, 900 4th Street, Mosier, Ore. 97040.
Hull and Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements. Please visit the family guest book at www.since1928hull.com. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to: The American Cancer Society www.donate3. cancer.org The American Diabetes Association www.donations.diabetes.org Or The American Legion Auxiliary www.legion.org
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