Alice Larkin died in her home at MooreCare in Kent, Wash., March 9.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 19030 Eighth Ave S., SeaTac, Wash., at 1 p.m.

Burial will take place in Island City at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s research, hospice care or charity of choice.

Alice was born June 28, 1913, in Canova, S.D., to Lizzie and B. A. Schierholz.

As a young woman, Alice owned and operated a beauty shop in Corvallis. While in Corvallis, she met and married Earl Herrmann and moved to La Grande, where she lived for many years. There she and Earl raised their children, Phyllis and Jim and numerous foster children.

Alice was an adventurous and creative artisan and cook, and was active in the First Christian Church. In 1971, after 35 years of marriage, Earl died.

In 1975, Alice married Ted Larkin and moved to the Seattle area. During her years in Seattle she enjoyed her family, friends, cooking, painting and travels that took Alice and Ted to many interesting places. Alice was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Seatac.

Alice is preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and Hadley Schierholz, and sister, Belva Roddewig, husbands Earl Herrmann and Ted Larkin. Surviving Alice are her children, Phyllis Lee (John) of Yuma, Ariz., Jim Herrmann of Seattle, Terry Larkin (Diane) of Seattle and Judy See of Auburn, Wash., eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 13, 2008

Submitted by Dixie Ricker