Obituary: Ernie Herrera Of Santa Cruz


Obituary: Ernie Herrera Of Santa Cruz

ERNIE HERRERA, 58, a resident of Santa Cruz, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015 following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Herrera; grandparents, Seferino and Veneranda Herrera and beloved cousin, Roy Martinez. Ernie was a lifetime mechanic and a talented musician.

Mr. Herrera is survived by his life partner, Cleo Jimenez; mother, Jane Herrera; brothers and sisters, Geri (Clifford) Gallegos, Barbara (Gonny) Trujillo, Nancy Herrera (Donald Martinez), Nora (Ted) Trujillo all of Santa Cruz, Nell Herrera (Jerry Sanchez) of Alcalde, Lilly (Ruben) Maestas of Cuarteles, Manuel (Berna) Herrera of Hernandez, Gene (Pam) Herrera of Hernandez and Cecilia Valdez of Española and numerous other relatives and friends.

Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. Burial to follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, LeAnn Martinez, Felicia Jimenez, Manuel Vigil, Mark Jimenez, Michael Jimenez and Michael Paul Rios. Honorary pallbearers will be his close nieces and nephew, Melissa, Nycole, Sylvia, Amanda, Chantel, Katelynn and Willie.


The family of Ernie Herrera has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –