BEDFORD, N.Y. – Henrietta Voorhees Herkert, a former Bedford resident, died July 26 surrounded by her family. She was 88.
She was born March 26, 1924, in New Brunswick, N.J. to Adelaide Parker and Clifford Irving van Voorhees. She graduated from Brearley School in 1942 and Vassar College in 1945.
Herkert was predeceased by her former husband, Carl John Herkert Jr. and three siblings, Frances V. Kelsey, Willard P. Voorhees and Clifford I. van Voorhees.
She is survived by three children, Adelaide Harris, Carl John Herkert and Marie Louise Bogdanovics; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church in Litchfield, Conn. Rowe Funeral Home in Litchfield is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Brearley School, Attn: Marisa Campbell, 610 East 83rd St., New York, NY 10028 and Vassar College, Office of Alumnae Affairs and Development, P.O. Box 725, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.