Faye Periman Herd
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Faye Periman Herd
  • August 14, 1925 - April 12, 2017
  • Arlington, Texas

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Faye Periman Herd, age 91, of Dallas returned to her Heavenly home Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, and completed her B.A. at UT Austin, age 19, including two summers at The University of Mexico (practicing Spanish as well as adventures). She participated in multiple sports, among her favorites was fencing. She told us no one wanted to play against her because she always won! She received a Master's degree from TCU in the '80's. Her first job was as an interpreter, using the degree earned speaking four languages. Faye married John Ellis Herd August 22, 1947. They have three children. Her unwavering faith demonstrated kindness, gratefulness and true love. She had weekly bible studies in her home, volunteered in the nursery, and made the frequently requested divinity and fudge for multiple functions and friends birthdays. Faye enjoyed the preforming arts, museums, and crafts of all kinds. She enjoyed travel, cruises, and road trips, did annual ski trips with her church well into her 80's. From teenage years until the day she died, she faithfully watched all Dallas sports teams and her alma-mater, The Longhorns. Her children, five grandchildren and seven great grands were the joys of her life.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband John Ellis Herd, her parents James and Lillian Periman, Brother James Ernest Periman, Jr. and youngest brother, Dr. Robert R Periman.
She is survived by her children, Carolynn Moore, Randy Michael Herd and wife Deborah, and Ricky Wayne Herd; five grandchildren, Jessica Moore, Dr. Melody Moore, Stephanie Herd, Misty Herd Kieschnick, and Christina Ahrns; seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Caleb, Caley, Josie, Harper, Raymond and Millicent Faye; as well as many extended family members.

A Memorial Service for Faye will be held at Royal Haven Baptist Church, 3700 Valley view Lane, Dallas, at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017. Faye is remembered by those who love her as a prayer warrior and a sweet woman of great faith.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Faye's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.StJude.org.