November 7, 1932 ~ October 5, 2017
Born in: Lumberton, New Mexico,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Orlando Herrera, 84, passed away Oct. 5, 2017. Survived by sister, Magdalena 'Maggie' (Don) Salyers; daughters, Carmen (Dave) Romero, Leola M. (Michael) Urback and Patricia J. (Jerome) Woolard; grandchildren, Jason A. (Kerry) Romero, Aaron (Kraig Koehler) Romero, Michelle M. Del Priorie, Cherie M. Freismuth, Mathew I. (Emrald) Urback and Robert Esser; great-grandchildren, Shontice (Nikolas) Yamaguchi, Alishia Ryan, Havin and Devyn Kinworthy, David, Adam and Brendan Esser; great-great grandchildren, Presley Ryan, Evan Urback and Bradley Esser; and loving friend, Lillian Flores. Preceded in death by his wife, Manuelita Herrera. Orlando was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Lumberton, N.M. to Jose and Maria Herrera. He traveled the world for Morrison and Knudsen, Pueblo Army Depot, Fort Carson. Member of St. Leanders Church and SRDA. There will be no public viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, both at St. Leander Church, E. 6th St. and Monument Ave. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Columbarium. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
I have known Mr. Herrera almost my entire life. I can still hear his voice every time he saw me, calling me “Mijo!”. I remember listing as he related his experiences and wisdom to me. “Grandpa Orlando” was my third Grandpa. May you rest in peace sir.
Ryan. J. S. Romero