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Patricia Leigh Herron

Patricia Leigh Herron, age 45 of Selfridge, ND, fomerly of Wall, died December 19, 2007, at the IHS Hospital in Ft. Yates, ND.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m CST on Wednesday, January 9, at the Assembly of God Church in Selfridge, ND, with Pastor Marcus Bakke officiating.

Private family interment will be in the St. Paul Epicopal Cemetery in LaPlant, SD, at a later date.

At her request, her body was cremated and no visitation is scheduled.

Patricia Leigh Herron, better known as Patty, was born January 9, 1962, in Pierre, SD, the daughter of John and Jeanette (Zephier) Herron. She grew up in the Wasta area, where she attended Wasta grade school and graduated from Wall High School in 1980.

Patty had a son, Patrick, who was born in 1984. In the late 1980s, she moved to Fort Yates, ND, to attend the United Tribes College in Bismarck, where she later graduated with honors as a special education teacher. She taught in the grade school at the Circle of Nations in Wahpeton, ND, until the year 2000. In 2001 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was in remission until November 2006.

Patty moved to Selfridge, ND, in 2003 where she resided until her death.

Patty was loved by all who met her. She was always easy to talk to and would do all she could to help anyone who asked her.

Patty was a member of the Selfridge Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include five siblings, Mitchell Zephier and special friend, Patty, of Rapid City, Barb Logan and her husband, Russ, of Interior, Lauretta Hodgkiss and her husband, Fred, of Martinez, CA, Jackie Shull and her husband, Tom, of Wall, and Roger Herron and special friend, Nancy, of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

A memorial is established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com