HERMIONE D. LYNCH HERMIE Passed away peacefully February 24, 2014 after hospitalization for the flu. Hermie was born March 18, 1917 in Evanston, IL to Gus & Gene Petersen, life-long Salvation Army officers & traveled with them to assignments in the western U. S. and Hawaii & as an SA cadet until enlisting in the WAC in 1943. She worked in soup kitchens during the depression & played the cornet and French horn in the SA & WAC bands. In 1947 she married in Inglewood, CA & raised 2 children, later relocating to NM in 1979 after retiring from civil service. In the 1980s she worked in Santa Fe as a live-in housekeeper & for the Salvation Army. She cherished the beauty of NM & felt privileged to live here. Hermie lived her Christian faith & dearly loved her family & friends especially her church family who provided fellowship & support to her in both good & hard times. We will dearly miss her and her beautiful blue eyes, and her spirit will always be with us. She was preceded in death by her parents & sisters, Conda Petersen & Peggy Morton. She is survived by her son, Paul Lynch of Castaic, CA, her daughter, Christina Lynch of Santa Fe, her grandson, Eugene Lynch of Berkeley, CA, her ex-husband, Billy Lynch of Calimesa, CA, and her nieces Patricia Mertz & Penny Willn, of CA and their many children & grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held Monday March 3, 2014, 11:30 AM at the Rodeo Road Baptist Church, 3405 Vereda Baja, Santa Fe. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 PM. The family requests contributions to the Rodeo Road Baptist Church or to The Salvation Army in lieu of flowers. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service. 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505)984-8600. Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014