Stricklin/Snively Mortuary

1952 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA


Dolores Joy Herbert

February 22, 1934February 3, 2020

Obituary for Dolores Joy Herbert

Dolores Joy Herbert was born 22 February 1934, in Chicago, IL. She was raised by her parents, Hermano and Phyllis Gangel on the south side of Chicago. Phyllis was born in Muscatine, Iowa and Herman was an immigrant from Israel via Austrian Jewish migration to America in the late 1900’s. Hermano was a well- known furrier in downtown Chicago while Phyllis was a switchboard operator for the USO. Joy has one biological sister, Betty Wartlieb, who resides in northern California with her three children Edie, Howard and Buddy. Joy, as she was affectionately known, was well liked by her many friends like Annette and Nancy whom will carry on her legacy of the ladies that stayed in touch since graduating from Pope High School in 1951-52. Joy was known for her humorous ways and loved to have fun and make her mother angry. Like the time Joy talked her girlfriends into going to a local restaurant for dinner, even though they had no money to pay for the food. Needless to say, her mother thru a fit and grounded Joy but good o dad bailed them out and life with Joy continued.

Joy moved to California in the late 50’s after taking a summer visit and fell in love with the dry warm climate with crisp mornings and beautiful sunsets. She worked in downtown Los Angeles until finding her true love as an exceptional secretary for a popular Type Set operation in East Los Angeles. While getting settled in Los Angeles Joy became good friends with Irene Forniss, Rita Quintero and Doris Tilman. They became so close that they did almost everything together, such as having children, parties, family outings and much more. On Decmeber 13th 1970 Joy married Joseph Clarence Herbert. Joy had three beautiful and adoring children, Richard Lane Jr., Carol Ramon and Eric B Hebert. She was a big fan of the roller derby and attended the roller rink often. Joy enjoyed the role of a mother and often took her kids to the zoo, picnics, parades, and long relaxing trips to visit other relatives in San Diego and Oxnard to name a few. Despite her move to California she still stayed close with her grade school friends from Chicago.

Joy decided to move to Long Beach, CA to be closer to her mom who had moved to Leisure World in Seal Beach, CA. While living in Long Beach she developed a very close friendship to Edna and her family who leaved in the same Atherton West Apartments. Joy started her own business, Joy’s Office Service’s, and spent lots of time with her mom, running her business and raising her children. Joy retired while in Long Beach and lived happily with her new puppy companion Chakita, her various clown fixtures and new friends while leisurely reading novels by Danielle Steel and others. Joy is the grandmother of eight: Marcella, Juliet, Jennifer, Alfredo Jr, Justin, Julia, Casen and Airic B. She also has six great- grandchildren: Skylie, Kaylee, Jolie, Khali , Eian and Bailey Joy.

Love you & God Bless to all!

On Angels Wings On Angels Wings On Angel's Wings You Were Taken Away, But In My Heart You Will Always Stay. I Will Hear Your Whisper In The Tallest Trees, Feel Your Love In The Gentle Breeze. And When I Find I Miss You The Most, Inside Our Beautiful Memories I Will Hold You Close. You Are An Angel Watching Over Me With The Comfort And Blessings You Bring, You Embrace My Heart And Hold It Close, Forever On Angel's Wings

Memorial service

(immediate family only)

Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 90802.

Rainbow Habor Marina | Dock #2 Board at 9:30 am Out to sea 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reception (everyone welcomed)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm American Gold Star Mannor (Recreation Hall) 3021 Gold Star Dr. Long Beach, Ca 90810


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