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Natividad L. Herrera

1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Natividad L. Herrera Obituary
ODESSA Natividad L. Herrera, age 94, of Odessa, passed from this life to her eternal home with the Lord on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her home. She was born in Aspermont, TX, on April 23, 1920, to the late Juan and Maria (Baraza) Lopez. She married Manuel Y. Herrera on August 2, 1941, and they had just celebrated 73 years together. She was a homemaker, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Natividad loved to crochet. She enjoyed her garden, flowers, and her birds and peacocks. She was a good cook and a grandkid spoiler. All in all, she taught her family to be faithful to God, to forgive, and to embrace one another.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Manuel Y. Herrera of Odessa; seven sons: Manuel Herrera and wife Manuela of Hurst, TX, Ruben Herrera and wife Lupe, Jimmy Herrera and wife Margaret, Elyceo Herrera and wife Yolanda, George Herrera and wife Leonor, Johnny Herrera and wife Myrta, and Rick Herrera and wife Nelda, all of Odessa; daughters: Ann Rodriguez and husband Hector, Helen Gonzalez and husband Marcos, and Mary Molinar, all of Odessa, Virginia Martinez and husband Lupe of Alvin, Ellen Helscel of Aspermont, and Connie Barragan and husband Efrain of Odessa; one sister: Jacinta Salinas of Amarillo; thirty-eight grandchildren, sixty-five great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded to her Heavenly home by her parents, one son: Ben Herrera, four brothers and three sisters.
Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Monday, August 18, 2014. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at
The family wishes to express special thanks to Star Hospice, Dr. Chau Le, Adriana, Manuel, Melissa, and Darryl and Chaplain Mike Bartlett.
Published in Odessa American on Aug. 17, 2014
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