Linda S. Herren

July 7, 1927April 10, 2018

Herren, Linda S., age 90, of Birmingham, died Tuesday, April 10th. She was the daughter of Gladys Anderson Simpson and Michael Raymond Simpson. A graduate of the University of Alabama, with a degree in physics and mathematics, she worked at Southern Research Institute for 50 years, as a scientist making significant contributions to the field of cancer research. She loved cooking, working in her garden, spending time with her friends, family, and colleagues, and her beloved poodles. She also enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Her survivors include her son Chris Herren, her daughter in law Jane Sanville, and her poodle Holli. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Herren.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 2:30 pm at Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood, followed by burial at Elmwood Cemetery at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Graveside Sunday, April 22, 2018

Linda S. Herren

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