HERDERING, Harriet Patterson Born July 29, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, Harriet graduated from this life surrounded by loving family on July 21, 2013. Harriet was a graduate of Immaculate Heart High School ('43) and UCLA ('47). She was a member and former President of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. In 1950, Harriet and her husband, John, became members of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Van Nuys where she went on to open the parish's Baptistry Bookstore in the 1980s. Harriet was a tireless volunteer and treasurer of the Van Nuys Friends of the Library. Harriet is survived by seven children, three grandchildren, a great grandson, a sister and several nephews. Funeral service will be held September 6, 2013 at 11:00 at St. Elizabeth's Parish Church, 6635 Tobias Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405. www.missionhillsmortuary.com 818-361-7387
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 3, 2013