Jessie Herrold

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Juneau resident Jessie Gertrude Herrold died peacefully Nov. 2, 2009. She was 83.

She was born in Saskatchewan on Nov. 12, 1925. She was the daughter of William Ernest and Mary Gertrude and husband Mitchell Duff. She moved to Juneau in 1951 at age 26. She worked for the Daily Alaska Empire until she had an opportunity to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She married Art Herrold in 1952 and spent many happy years and enjoyable weekends with him up the Taku River, until his unfortunate early death. In 1955, she transferred to the Fisheries Division, where she worked until her retirement in 1990 for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

She was active in many things. She volunteered at Northern Lights United Church and Juneau Convention & Visitors Borough. She was involved in many organizations: Beta Sigma Pi, Philanthropic Educational Organization, Native American Rights Fund, and Pioneers of Alaska. She was a spoon collector and frequently attended spoon conventions.

She is survived by her brother Gordon Duff of Halifax, Nova Scotia; nieces Joyce and husband Ronald Thorstand of Saskatchewan; Beverley Cratty of Whitehorse, Yukon; Colleen and husband Keith Pen of Cocalla, Idaho; nephews Brian and wife Marilyn Mitchell of Elmira, Ontario; Kenneth Waddell of Red Deer, Alberta; Dennis Cratty of Rosetown, Saskatchewan and Ronald Cratty of Macklin, Saskatchewan.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Services will be at a later date.

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