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James R. Herd

1928 ~ 2008

James R. Herd passed away on February 28, 2008 after an 11 year struggle with Parkinson's disease.

He was born May 8, 1928 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

He is survived by his three children and six grandchildren.

James obtained a Bachelors

Degree from the University of Utah and was a member of the Utah

Symphony. He then attended Juilliard and finished his Masters

Degree at Columbia University. He found his true love in teaching and spent 36 years sharing his skills and love of music with children. His teaching service included 25 years at Bronxville Public School System in New York and for 11 years at

Provo High School.

Private services will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers please make donations in James name to the Utah Symphony Development Office/Children's Program, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101.