Paul Scott Herrick 1937-2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Scott Herrick passed away on Nov. 7, 2018, surrounded by family, friends, and music at his home in Ajijic, Mexico, after suffering a stroke.

Born into a musical family in East Lansing, Michigan, Scott was one of six children. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Industrial Engineering. But his love for music was what determined his career. Shortly after graduating, Scott created a four-part harmony group called The Arbors with twin brothers Ed and Fred Farran, who were in the Friars (University of Michigan) with Scott, and Scott’s younger brother, Tom. For 40 years, they traveled the world entertaining audiences. The Arbors loved the music and the performance.

The Arbors also performed on the Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson TV Shows as well as with Dinah Shore and Roger Williams. Columbia Records contracted with the Arbors and they produced seven albums together. Some of their top single hits were “Symphony for Susan,” “Graduation Day,” and “The Letter.” The Arbors also produced famous commercial jingles for General Mills (The Jolly Green Giant), McDonald’s, Schlitz Beer, Texaco, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and United Airlines. Scott loved singing the jingles to anyone who would listen.

Over the last six years, Scott enjoyed living wherever he could wear shorts and sandals, play tennis, watch sports and serve Moscow 

Mules. Depending on the weather, he resided in Red Lodge, Montana, Evanston, Illinois, or Ajijic, Mexico- co. His friends and family will sorely miss the twinkle in his eyes, his companionship and his lust for life.

Scott is survived by his first wife, Marcy Stine, two children from his marriage, Devon Herrick and Hana Herrick, his daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Emily and Lucy Herrick, his brother Tom Herrick and wife Phyllis, his partner Ani- ta Philipsborn and her children, Jon Philipsborn, Casey Hudson and Maggie Philips- born and three grandchildren, Michael and Claire Philipsborn and Codi Hud- son.

Scott will remain in our hearts forever.

A Memorial will be held for Scott on March 23 at Space, a music venue, in Evanston, Illinois.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00am
    *American Legion Carbon County Post 17 Memorial Day schedule, May 27 7 a.m. Breakfast at Red Lodge Café 8:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Belfry Cemetery 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Bearcreek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Parade through Red Lodge.  10:15 a.m. Meet at the corner of 14th and Broadway. Following parade there will be a lunch  at the Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Red Lodge Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Parade in Roberts followed by Memorial Service at Roberts Cemetery. For further information contact Kenneth Beggs, Commander Carbon County Post 17 at kenbeggs42@yahoo.com   *The Clarks Fork American Legion Post 71 and the Joliet VFW Post 5748 will be doing Memorial Day services Monday, May 27. Rev. Robert Reed of the Joliet Baptist  Church will be the Speaker of the day.   The schedule for the day will be: 9 a.m. Services at the Gebo Cemetery. 9:30 a.m. March through Fromberg Main St. 10 a.m.   Services at Rockvale Cemetery 11 a.m. Services at Joliet Cemetery 11:30 a.m. March through Joliet Main St. A potluck lunch will be held at the  Joliet Community Center following the services.  Everyone is welcome to come. Any veterans who would like to help who haven’t been contacted can show up at the Gebo Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Memorial Day or call Rich Pierce at 962-3320 or Jody Stene 962-3779.  
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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