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Betty Jean Herrin

Obituary for Betty Jean Herrin

June 3, 1929 - May 31, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 89


Betty Jean Herrin, pictured here at a time long since gone, passed away three days shy of her 90th birthday on May 31, 2019.
Through the years Betty has collected obituaries for many of her friends. She would be pleased to know that she escaped this life prior to collecting them all. Lifelong friends Bev, Betty, Schultzie, and other close friends and family can collect her brief biography.
Born in Peterborough, NH on June 3, 1929 and raised in Jaffrey, NH, Betty and her brother Norman were the children of Robert S. and Lilla M. (Cobb) Greene. She completed primary school in Jaffrey, NH and secondary school at Dedham, MA High School where she was named Class Valedictorian in 1947. She attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a degree in Botany with the Class of 1951. While at UNH she met many of her life-long friends including her future husband John H. Herrin of Nashua, NH with whom she would raise five children. After raising her family in Londonderry, NH, she lived in Durham, Stratham, and Bedford, NH.
Betty shared her passion for gardening and love of the outdoors with friends and family. A long time docent with the UNH Marine Docent program Betty loved to teach about the wonders of the NH Seacoast and the Isles of Shoals. She spent many hours giving classroom presentations in Southern New Hampshire and leading school groups at Sandy Point Discovery Center and the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park. Betty loved giving tours of Smuttynose Island at the Isles of Shoals. Betty was gifted as an exceptional mother, understanding wife, caring educator, and amazing friend to all who had the good fortune to know her.
Family members included her children: John Robert Herrin and wife Linda of Amherst, NH, Christopher Mark Herrin of Boulder, CO, Peter Alan Herrin and wife Dee of Bedford, NH, Timothy David Herrin and wife Julie of Boulder, CO, and Rebecca Marie Herrin of Corbett, OR. Betty was an amazing grandmother and mentor to her 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren whose lives have been forever enriched by her love and devotion.
Betty's end of life journey was made as comfortable as possible by the caring, loving and attentive staff at Carlyle Place in Bedford, NH. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.
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