Jacqueline (Jackie) Phillips Broderick Herren of Harrison, NE, passed December 12th, 2022, at Heritage Estates in Gering at the age of 95. Memorial services will take place Saturday, December 17th, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Church of the Nativity in Harrison. A Rosary vigil will be held Friday evening at 7pm. Chamberlain Chapel oversees arrangements.
Jackie was born June 12th, 1927, at Crawford, NE and was the second of five children born to John and Myrtle (Phillips) Broderick. She grew up in rural Sioux County and attended Assumption Academy boarding school in Chadron for two years, graduating from Sioux County High School with the class of 1945. After graduation, at the age of 18, she traveled to Washington, D.C., to work in the Navy Department for two years before moving back to Sioux County. Jackie then taught in rural schools for two years. During this time, she met Dick Herren at a dance at the Buckaroo in Van Tassell, WY. They later eloped in Cheyenne, WY, with their friends, Morris and Alda (Grote) Engebretsen. Their children Sindy, John and Kim rounded out the family. She was a fun, loving mother and a wonderful cook, serving a variety of international dishes as well as a variety of wild game that John or Dick would bring home.
Jackie worked in various positions around Harrison including at the Sioux County Clerk's office, Sioux National Bank and the Harrison Sale Barn as well as running her own cattle and managing her parents' ranch after their passing. She was community-minded, serving on the Harrison town council, Harrison Grade School Board, County and State Historical Societies, Community Board and various other organizations in addition to the Catholic Church. Jackie took a keen interest in politics and served as a Sioux County Republican Co-Representative. She was involved in the Stock Growers and Cowbelle organizations. She had a love for nature and conservation, proactively campaigning for clean water, and she was the first woman to serve on the Upper White Natural Resources District. A true lover of animals, she always kept a dog or cat as part of the family. She even willingly brought into the home and bottle-fed runt piglets and a kid goat.
Survivors include her children Sindy Chambers, John (Terry) Herren and Kim Flaherty; granddaughters Sara Chambers, Hanna (Chris) Crowley, Josey (Josh) Hamp, Brooke Herren (Tucker Knode), Quinn (Chad) Keslar, Raine Herren, Kara Flaherty (Kevin Whetstone) and Kate (Allen) Chlopek; great-grandchildren Pacen Gifford, Cole, Chloe, and Clay Crowley, Eli, Owen and Adaley Hamp; sister Kay (Paul) Goecke; and many dear nieces and nephews.
Those preceding her in death were her husband of 67 years; parents; sister and brother-in-law Mary Ellen and Kenny Osback; brothers and sisters-in-law Tom and Bonita Broderick and Pat and Donna Broderick; son-in-law Jon Chambers; and two infant grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harrison Volunteer Fire Department, Harrison Rescue Unit, or the Sioux County Historical Society. Donations may be sent to either Sandhills State Bank, PO Box 160, Harrison, NE 69346 or Security First Bank, PO Box 216, Harrison, NE 69346. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, to Quinn Herren Keslar and to the staff at Heritage Estates for the loving care Mom received in her final years.