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Sallinger, Hermine Morgenstern

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June 2, 1916 - August 30, 2015

Sallinger, Hermine Morgenstern

Hermine Morgenstern Sallinger, born June 2, 1916, in New York, New York and raised in Borger, Texas, died August 30, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Alfred Sallinger and daughter Joyce Sallinger.

She is survived by her children: Don and Phyllis Sallinger, Carolyn Helfman, and Mary Beth Harrison; grandchildren: Mark Sallinger and David Tolan, Theresa and Jerry Taylor, Traci and Terry Davis, Daniel and Stephanie Helfman, Kory Helfman and Dana Sherrell, Glenn aand Stefani Harrison, Chris Harrison, and Gwen Harrison; fourteen great-grandchildren: Mitchell and Lee Davis, Jack and Max Taylor, Ethan and Aiden Helfman, Hank and Sam Harrison, Josh and Taylor Harrison, Ben and Olivia Helfman, and Cameron and Amber Sherrell.

She attended University of Texas and SMU. Hermine met her husband in Dallas. She was active in Boy Scouts of America, Head Start, B’nai B’rith Women, and Temple Emanu-El. Besides her family, which was her first love, art permeated her life and brought her joy. As a member of Southwest Watercolor Society, she earned SWS designation, a definite highlight of her life. Gardening and cooking were also passions. The cookie jar was always filled, and flowers were always blooming.

Services will be held at 10:00 am in Temple Emanu-El sanctuary, located at Hillcrest and Northwest Highway. Interment at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Emanu-El, North Dallas Food Bank, or the Carmelite Nuns at 600 Flora, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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Ruth Siegel

September 04, 2015 7:17PM

I am so thankful to have been a friend of Hermine's. I loved visiting her, eating her delicious cookies and sharing a mutual love of painting. She will be dearly missed.
With love and sympathy


Michael Borne

September 03, 2015 9:22AM

When I attended my first Southwestern Watercolor Meeting, Hermine and Alfred were among the first to welcome me. I enjoyed their friendship ever since. Hermine's charming personality was as captivating as her beautiful artwork, and now her SWS friends will feel such a loss at her passing.


Jonesy McConnell

September 02, 2015 11:17PM

Hermine and I were great "buddies" thru SWS and I will surely miss her smiles and positive attitude. We are out of the country and not able to attend the service, but wanted the family to know that Hermine was loved by more people than they know.


Pat Kochan

September 02, 2015 12:07PM

I have know Hermine for many years. She was in my watercolor class for years. We all loved her. She drove that little Red car until she decided at 95, she would stop driving. During class, we would play music while painting in the afternoon. Hermione would say, " I know you can't see it, but I am dancing." I think Hermine danced all of her life and each day. I loved her.
The Southwestern Watercolor Society has set up a Memorial Award for Hermine Sallinger for the Annual SWS Exhibition for 2016. Memorial contributions may be sent to Pam Wilson, Treasurer of Southwestern Watercolor Society, 1086 Hawkweed Way, Allen TX 75013. To the family, Thank you for sharing your Hermine with us all. Please send me an address as I will be writing a Memorial in the SWS website for October and would like to send it to you. Love, Pat Kochan


Kathy Davis

September 02, 2015 6:01AM

I feel so fortunate to have met Hermine. From the moment I moved in next door, she was so warm and welcoming. We enjoyed some great conversations. One thing that was evident was how important her family was to her. She was a remarkable woman and she will be missed. My condolences go out to her family. My thoughts are with you. Kathy Davis


Dennis Collins

September 01, 2015 11:34AM

Mrs S. You were remarkable so glad that I got to speak with you a month or so ago. My first passover I spent at your home. Also when store got robbed it was just you and me. Thanks for being a part of my life. Dennis Kansas City


Karen, Jimmie Lee, and Catherine Powell

August 31, 2015 6:20PM

Dear Sallinger family,
Our hearts ache for you in your loss of the incomparable Hermine. For more than forty years, she blessed our lives with wit and wisdom, laughter and love ... always, always love. You will be in our prayers as you adjust to the absence of her physical presence, but we know she will never truly leave you. She will remain in your hearts as one of God's greatest gifts for eternity, as she will in ours.
With love and sympathy,
Karen, Jimmie Lee, and Catherine