Nancy Jo Herrin


June 20, 1958 – July 2, 2018

Nancy Jo Herrin, 60, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her family from the time of her diagnosis until she went to be with her Lord in Heaven

 She was born June 20, 1958 in Blue Earth, MN, the daughter of Dale and Norma Lange. She moved as a young girl to Lusk, Wyoming. Her folks owned & operated the Rawhide Motel. As a young girl in high school Nancy was homecoming queen and a cheerleader, class of 1976. She moved to Big Springs, Texas in 1992 with her two children. She met and married her soulmate and best friend Scot Herrin in 1995. Nancy embraced the Texas life style working hard in the oil industry and also with Scot on their family owned businesses, Herrin Cattle and Herrin Construction Companies. She transformed from “town” kid to country girl and loved the ranch. From calving to branding to livestock sales you would find Nan deep in the mix. One of her favorite things was cooking for the “cowboys”. 

Nan was known for her caring nature, infectious personality, and the cheerleader never left her. Whether she was watching Scot work cattle, Zach and Zane rope, Amelia play volleyball or Haley graduate from nursing school, you would find her watching and cheering! She was a loving, affectionate wife and mother. She was also an extraordinary grandmother and totally devoted to her grandchildren. The years watching her four kids play sports, and now her grandchildren, were some of her favorite times. Her love of the ranch and everything it meant and every memory it held were the dearest to her. 

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Scot mentioned rewriting their bucket list. Nan’s reply was that her bucket list was right there on the Herrin Ranch! She lived her remaining days on this earth enjoying with gusto the ranch, her new kitchen and all her family; reliving old memories and making new memories to leave in her wake. Anyone who knew her, knew her love for her husband, her family and her friends was great, selfless and unconditional.

She was confirmed in 1970 and was a devout member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church all her life. She may not have known what tomorrow held, but she knew Who held tomorrow.

Nancy will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Scot Herrin of Big Spring, TX; her daughter Haley (Randy) Gorski of Dallas, TX, son John (Sarah) Fernau, their children Amelia, Jonah and Desmond of Tulsa, OK; son Zach Herrin (Liz), Big Spring, TX; son Zane (Sarah) Herrin, Hebbronville, TX; brother Bob (Lisa) Lange, sister Sandi (Fred) Anderson, sister Jude (late Dave) Redfield; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of longtime friends. Memorial donations may be made to Kindred Hospice or the American Cancer Society in Nancy’s honor.

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