Lucie Amanda Scioli Hertz
June 10, 1921 - October 12, 2017
Lucie Amanda Scioli Hertz, 96, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 12, 2017 at home in Medford, Oregon. She was born June 10, 1921 in Rochester, Minnesota. Her younger sister, Marianne Martin passed away just two days after her in Florida.
Lucie (aka The Hidden Poet) was an avid poetry writer. She loved to cook and was known for her elaborate cakes and homemade noodle lasagna. She collected over 500 cookbooks and was a baking finalist in many Jackson County Fair and national contests.
She was a devout Roman Catholic and member of Shepherd of the Valley Church; she prayed Rosaries for anyone in need. In her later years, she was a masterful Yahtzee player and kept her mind sharp working word search puzzles.
Lucie grew up in Rochester, Minn. and lived in Chicago; St. Paul, Minn.; and New Hampshire. She worked as a beauty operator in Minnesota where she met her husband, Harry T. Hertz. They moved to California in 1949 and raised Amanda, Ted, Terry, and Tony in Garden Grove, Calif. The family moved to Redlands, Calif in 1964 where she was a member of the Emblem Club. She moved to Medford in 1980.
Lucie is survived by her daughter, Amanda Hertz-Crisel of Eagle Point; two sons, Terry Hertz and Tony Hertz of California; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
A Mass will be held October 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Central Point, Ore., then a reception lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m., followed at 2:00 p.m. by a graveside service at Siskiyou Memorial Park.