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 Erma Lorenda <I>Griffin</I> Heard

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Erma Lorenda Griffin Heard

Birth
Leon County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Oct 1979 (aged 74)
Orange County, California, USA
Burial Cypress, Orange County, California, USA
Plot Constant Love, Map 5, Lot 1477, Space 2
Memorial ID 94525937 View Source
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Erma Lorenda Griffin Heard was born to Ina May Tamplin Griffin and Noah Griffin (Jr) of Jewett, Leon County, Texas on October 9th, 1905 oldest of five children. She moved with her family briefly to Ft Griffin, Shackleford County Texas. In 1914, Erma's parents divorced. Erma and her siblings went to live at the Corsicana Children's Home where she received her education and learned to do fine needlework and crochet from the Sisters of Charity who were her teachers. During the stay at Corsicana, her brother Leroy died of illness and her sister Lillian died during the Spanish Flu Epidemic. In 1920 Erma's mother took her, her brother Hansel Whitfield Griffin and sister Helen Griffin to Long Beach California. There, Erma met her husband, James Mills Heard of Leonardtown Maryland. "Jimmy" was serving in the US Navy submarine corps at San Pedro, aboard the Submarine H_3, called the Garfish. They were married March 15, 1922. They Raised a daughter and a son in Long Beach and Clearwater (now Paramount) while "Jimmy" drove a Long Beach City Bus until his retirement. Erma was an excellent writer who enrolled in college level writing classes and left many examples of her descriptive writings, she also took great pride in her Southern Cooking. She presided over the family Thanksgivings for many years, gently directing female family members in the fine art of seasoning the turkey and blending the ingredients for the dressing. Erma passed her grandmother Martha Lorenda's recipe for cornbread dressing down to her grandchildren, along with many happy memories.


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  • Maintained by: Michelle
  • Originally Created by: Chris Mills
  • Added: 30 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 94525937
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/94525937/erma-lorenda-heard : accessed ), memorial page for Erma Lorenda Griffin Heard (9 Oct 1905–25 Oct 1979), Find a Grave Memorial ID 94525937, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Michelle (contributor 47713667) .