Charlene Herrmann, 86, of Lodi, California died peacefully on Feb. 13, 2015. Charlene was born in May 1928 in Wray, Colorado, to Todd and Eugenia Weaver. When she was thirteen, her Mother married Edward Kelly and they traveled to California where Mr. Kelly was in the Army. They ended up in Grass Valley, where she met her best friend Melba’s brother Garry, who was the love of her life. While in high school she was a lifetime member of CSF.
After Garry was discharged from the Navy, Garry and Charlene married in June 1946. They had four children. They moved to the Bay Area, then the Sacramento area and, in 1966, to Lodi. Charlene loved Lodi. Garry and Charlene enjoyed dancing, and were excellent dancers together. She loved Mariachi music and the Mexican culture. They traveled to Mexico many times, often taking their family, well before Mexico was a tourist destination. They also traveled to Egypt, China, Spain, Italy, England, and all across the U.S. as well. Following their retirements, Garry and Charlene would go to anyplace warm during the winter -- usually Desert Hot Springs. After 47 years of marriage, Garry died with Charlene by his side.
Charlene worked at the Lodi Marshal’s office for 20 years, and made many lasting friends while working there. She also assisted in Garry’s Bail Bond Business. She was an active Lodi Police Department Partner for 14 years and enjoyed the friendships and support that the Partners provided. She received several commendations for work she did with the Partners.
Charlene had a wonderful sense of humor and had many friends with whom she told jokes. She had boundless energy and enthusiasm and a zest for life. She never complained and had a wonderful positive attitude. Charlene was a people person who never met a stranger and made a special effort to remember the names of everyone she met. She will be sorely missed.
Charlene is survived by her son Jerry (Cathy) Herrmann, of Morada, daughter Laurie (Ron) Tinkey, of Lodi, son Tom (Barbara) Herrmann of Groveland, Florida, and daughter Barbara (Trevor) Thor of Walnut Creek, California, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
At her request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Charlene’s memory to the Lodi Partners through the Lodi Police Department at 230 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240 or to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95204.
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