Lillian M. Herrington
Lillian May Elisk Herrington, 87, of Uvalde died on March 17, 2020, at her residence in Uvalde.
A celebration of life will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Herrington was born on May 20, 1932, in Kingsville to Marie Anna (Laza) and Charles A. Elsik.
After graduating from Henrietta M. King High School, Herrington worked and attended Texas A&M University in Kingsville where she met and later married Herman D. Herrington of Alice.
She was active in her husband’s career as the agricultural teacher in the Ben Bolt and Premont independent school districts.
According to the family, Herrington was a friend and mentor to many. As she raised her children she became an avid gardener, and knowledgeable in a range of topics from birds to preserving peaches.
The family said memories of playing Wheel of Fortune will be treasured by her children and grandchildren; everyone would watch her solve the clue with only a turn of a few letters.
She took pleasure in family activities such as stock shows, sports, hunting and fishing as well as caring for injured and sick animals, domestic and wild.
Later in life, Herrington and her husband moved to Uvalde to reside with their daughter on the Cuatro Semanas Ranch. There she continued to be the hub of the family.
According to her family, her home was always the place to gather for holidays and birthdays, and that she loved filling her home not only with her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but friends’ children as well.
She is survived by four daughters, Sherry Smith and husband, Shorty, and Jeanne Weeks and husband, Mike, all of Uvalde, Gwen Havner and husband, Ernest, of Kerrville, and Cathy Richter and husband, Leroy, of Alice; three grandsons, Logan Weeks, Tate Weeks and wife, Haley, and Colin Richter; one granddaughter, Mika Heitz and husband, Brooks; one step-granddaughter, Kelly Bazié; two great-grandchildren Hayes Weeks and Tilden Heitz; and two step-great-grandchildren, Jude Bazié and Zara Bazié.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years; parents; two brothers, Charles A. Elsik and Harry A. Elsik; sister, Marie Evelyn Elsik McMurrey; and two grandsons, Darrell Parker Ross and Ty Herrington Solomon.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Jude Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/involved/donate.