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Arline Shirley Herbert
July 29, 1925 - May 25, 2022
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Arline Shirley Herbert, a lover of life and everything it had to offer, passed peacefully in her home at 96 years young on 5/25/2022 in Encino, California.
Born in Los Angeles, CA to Morris and Elsie Horowitz, she was married after WWII to Mort Herbert. She is predeceased by Mort and will join him at Hillside Memorial. Arline and Mort were founding members of Stephen S. Wise Temple. They moved to Encino in 1957 and raised their two children, Dana and Michael, who survive her along with her sister Diana. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Justin and Devan. Being a mom and grandmother, for her, was being a caregiver, nurturer, healer and a bright ray of love and affection. Her grandkids remember her for creating a culture of love from the top down and supporting their creativity. She adored and loved her handsome husband and never remarried over the last 25 years. She was always there for her family and friends.
Arline was always a trailblazer, taking a bus as a teenager to get a job at a movie studio, without telling her parents. She later successfully worked in real estate for 32 years, driving clients around all the backroads of the San Fernando Valley. She loved the adventure and challenge of being a successful woman entrepreneur.
Later in life, she loved her Mah-Jongg and Pan games, driving to them until she was 94. She excitedly looked forward to the day the annual Mah-Jongg card would arrive.
Arline loved cruising and travel the world on Crystal Cruises with her son-in-law Captain Birger.
She encouraged her children to explore and be curious. She was the favorite mom of the neighborhood. All the kids wanted to go to the Herbert house. She was an amazing cook and baker. She was known by her grandchildren for her outstanding pumpkin pie, which they continue to make in her honor. The memories created by baking together were sweeter than the pie itself. She looked forward to hosting the annual Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and other holiday parties every year, and always on an exquisite table. With sparklers for all, the 4th of July BBQ was always a big splash around the pool.
She was classy. She will be missed, because no one could ever ask for a better mom.
No service is planned. Please donate to your favorite charity in her honor.