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CASPER- Funeral Mass for Douglas Herrick, 82, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church by Fr. Bob Cook. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

He died Jan. 3, 2003, at Central Wyoming Hospice Home.

Born July 8, 1920, at the Herrick homestead, north of Douglas, he was the son of James and Dulla (Hoffa) Herrick.

In 1939, he invented the jackalope.

During World War II, he served with the Army Air Force, 1150th Base Unit, South Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command in Natal, Brazil.

On Feb. 2, 1949, he married Marjorie Joyce Spencer in Douglas.

He moved to Casper in 1952 and worked for Amoco Refinery as a welder and pipefitter from 1954 until retiring in 1980.

A member of Saint Anthony's Church, he was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener; and an excellent craftsman, repairman and inventor.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Mike Herrick of Casper, and Kelly Herrick of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Bonnie French and her husband, Dianne Brewer and her husband and Jean Anderson, all of Casper; one brother, Ralph Herrick of Douglas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sisters, Doris Goodwin and Orlee Johnson; and a great- grandson.

Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson, Casper 82601.

Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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