Lea Ann Herd

March 1973 ~ October 2018

About the Service

Shoot in her honor: Oct. 26, 7-8pm, Waterford Sportsman's Club. Camp out Nov. 9-11 also at Waterford. Celebration of life on Nov. 10 with evening potluck. See obituary for more details.

Lea Ann was born in Turlock, California to Robert and Ann Herd and passed away at the age of 45.  Lea Ann had many hobbies including fishing, camping, hunting, horseback riding, range shooting and spending time at the lake.

She is survived by her mother Ann Sharon Herd of Newman; siblings Sharon (Bryan) Palmer, Teresa Herd-Bloodgood and Robert Lawrence Herd; nieces and nephews Joshua (Randy Gordon) Palmer, Bethann Palmer (Stephen Cudo), Molly Bloodgood and Madison Bloodgood.  Lea Ann was preceded in death by her father Robert Lee Herd.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Haven Women’s Center in Modesto.

Lea Ann’s life will be celebrated over a couple events, by doing what she loved best and all are welcome to attend.  Friday, October 26, 2018 a shoot will be held  in Lea’s honor between 7:00 and 8:00p.m. at Waterford Sportsman’s Club on Tim Bell Rd.

A camp out to celebrate Lea’s life will take place from Friday, November 9th-11th at Waterford Sportsman’s Club with the actual celebration of life service happening on Saturday, November 10, 2018 with a potluck and evening bonfire.  For more information please call (209) 202-0878.

Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.


  1. I will miss Lea dearly, we both were very competitive people in everything we did in school, She always made me bring on the best of what I was made of because she was the best at everything. And yet, she was the most humble person I’ve ever known.

  2. Teresa and Sharon, sorry to hear of the loss of your sister May God grant you the strength through this difficult time. and to celebrate her life as she lived it… God Bless you and your families.

  3. Prayers for the Herd family. Many of my famiy’s memories involve the Herd family. Being across the street neighbors for many years, I remember when Leann was born. Of course to the older kids, she was the center of attention. Sincerest sympathy from the Collum family! God be with you and bring peace and comfort to your hearts.

  4. You really were an awesome friend. You always encouraged me to be true to myself and to work hard. Your commitment to sports, your family and your friends always impressed me so greatly. I only wish we had done a better job at staying in touch after HS. I see all of the lives you touched over the years and I know that you will live on in many peoples hearts. God bless your family – cousins, sisters, brother, mom – Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

  5. I’ll always remember Leah about 5 yrs old and her dads lil shadow chasing running around in the shop back in 1980. Rip Leah Praying for your family.

  6. I knew Lea just a short time, we work together at ELS I am so saddened by this terrible news. My heart goes out to Leas family and friends we will definitely miss her

  7. I honestly don’t know where to start. We were such good friends in high school and I feel blessed for that. You always knew how to build people up, both by example and with your words. Sorry we never really kept in touch. My prayers go out to the family. I know she will be missed. I will never forget you dear friend.

  8. What a Beautiful lady, inside and out. My BFF forever, I will so miss your smile, you laughter and seeing you out on line shooting the Buddy Shoot with Timothy. You two made the perfect Buddy Team. We had so many plans set up for the next few days. I just know in my heart with that new shot gun you would have kicked all of our butts on line this week. I keep reaching for my phone to send you reminders.
    I so miss you already. You will forever be in my heart Dear Friend. So many fun memories say Yellow to your dad for me.Because you said said hello. I can hear your voice on the phone.

    Dear Family you are in my prayers at this most difficult time. She spoke of you often and with so much love. Peace be with you.
    God Bless and keep you in his grace.

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