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Jackie Herren – UPDATED

Memorial services for 95-year old Jacqueline (Jackie) Herren of Harrison, NE, are Sat, Dec 17th, 2022, at 2:00 at Church of the Nativity in Harrison. 

A Rosary vigil will be held Friday evening at 7pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department, Harrison Rescue Unit, or the Sioux County Historical Society. 

Donations may be sent to either Sandhills State Bank, PO Box 160, Harrison, NE 69346 or Security First Bank, PO Box 216, Harrison, NE 69346. 

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com.

Jacqueline Phillips Broderick was born June 12th, 1927, at Crawford, NE, as the second of five children born to John and Myrtle (Phillips) Broderick. She passed Dec 12th, 2022, at Heritage Estates in Gering.

Jackie grew up in rural Sioux County and attended Assumption Academy boarding school in Chadron for two years before graduating from Sioux County High School with the class of 1945. 

After graduation, she traveled to Washington, DC, at age 18 to work in the Navy Department. She stayed for two years, then moved back to Sioux County where she taught in rural schools for two years. 

During this time, she met Dick Herren at a dance at the Buckaroo in Van Tassell, WY. They later eloped to Cheyenne, WY, with their friends, Morris and Alda (Grote) Engebretsen. Children Sindy, John and Kim rounded out the Herren family. 

Jackie was a fun, loving mother and a wonderful cook, serving a variety of international dishes as well as whatever variety of wild game that John or Dick would bring home.

Jackie worked in various positions around Harrison, including at the Sioux County Clerk’s office, Sioux National Bank, and the Harrison Sale Barn, while also running her own cattle and managing her parents’ ranch after their passing. 

She was community-minded, serving on the Harrison town council, Harrison Grade School Board, County and State Historical Societies, Community Board and various other organizations in addition to the Catholic Church. 

Jackie was involved in the Stock Growers and Cowbelle organizations, and took a keen interest in politics – serving as a Sioux County Republican Co-Representative. 

She had a love for nature and conservation, proactively campaigning for clean water and being elected the first woman to serve on the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District Board. 

A true lover of animals, Jackie always kept a dog or cat as part of the family. She even willingly brought into the home and bottle-fed runt piglets and a kid goat.

Survivors include her children Sindy Chambers, John (Terry) Herren and Kim Flaherty; granddaughters Sara Chambers, Hanna (Chris) Crowley, Josey (Josh) Hamp, Brooke Herren (Tucker Knode), Quinn (Chad) Keslar, Raine Herren, Kara Flaherty (Kevin Whetstone) and Kate (Allen) Chlopek; great-grandchildren Pacen Gifford, Cole, Chloe, and Clay Crowley, Eli, Owen and Adaley Hamp; sister Kay (Paul) Goecke; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Those preceding her in death were Dick, her husband of 67 years; her parents; sister and brother-in-law Mary Ellen and Kenny Osback; brothers and sisters-in-law Tom and Bonita Broderick and Pat and Donna Broderick; son-in-law Jon Chambers; and two infant grandsons.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, to Quinn Herren Keslar and to the staff at Heritage Estates for the loving care Mom received in her final years.

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