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Sue Herdal
1949 - 2021
Tulocay Cemetery, Crematory & Mortuary
411 Coombsville Rd
Napa, CA

Sue Herdal


Sue Herdal passed away early Saturday morning, November 20, 2021 in her home in Napa, California. She was born on October 8, 1949 to Arthur and Marian Herdal in Auburn, California where she was raised until she went to college at Chico State. In 1972 she graduated with a master's degree/ standard teaching credential and then moved to Napa to start her career in education. Her first job was at Fairfield High School (1972-1974), then she taught in Napa County (1975-2009) for the remainder of her teaching career -Napa High School, Redwood and Silverado Middle School and the junior college. She retired in 2009 and didn't slow down a bit because now she had time to do what she loved – being outdoors in her garden, on the tennis court, golf course, or in the ocean scuba diving, on a stream fly fishing, hiking a trail or skiing down a beautiful snowy mountain top. She is survived by her beautiful daughter Chelsy Shane Newton (Jared Newton), her grandchildren Dominic Dandini, Emme and Dean Newton, her sister Barbie Ann Herdal (Chris Parkinson), her brother, Donald Herdal, sister Sharon (Donald Goodman) and many nieces and nephews and cousins, along with a circle of great friends. Lastly, per Sue's request there will not be a memorial service. We invite you to read more about her life and to share your thoughts and comments at

Published by Napa Valley Register on Nov. 25, 2021.
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Sue was a special friend, great math teacher, and beautiful person. At Silverado Middle School she was our team leader. Her enthusiasm and hard work inspired her colleagues and students. Those were wonderful years. She was clever, smart, fun, and lead by example. It was a privilege to work with her and share the good times. Love you forever!
Richard Niemann
December 2, 2021
Billy and I were very sorry to learn of Sue´s passing. I cannot stop thinking of the so many good times we shared together. Napa neighbors, San Diego, Idaho, bridge lessons (more talking, laughing and wine than bridge), golf, again more talking than golf. She put up with my poor play and we just had fun. The many wedding and baby showers we hosted together. She made them so much fun always coming up with some creative theme and then with her flare for decorating made it all so festive. I always marveled at her ability to multitask, her endless energy, and she seemed to truly enjoy doing it all. Soooo many memories and sooo many photos. She will never never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to you Chelsy and your family. She was a wonderful mom and friend. We are here for you if you need anything. RIP Sue, love you. Love, Bill and Connie
Bill and Connie Taylor
November 28, 2021
Sue (or Mrs Sears as I knew her) was an amazing teacher and I will always have a spot for her in my heart. Rest In Peace and condolences to the family
Erin Mullins-Prosser
November 25, 2021
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