Flaviano Herrera

FLAVIANO HERRERA Flaviano Herrera, 97, a lifelong resident of Nambe passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Celia V. Herrera; parents, David and Manuelita V. Herrera; in-laws, Jose Inez and Esquipula Valdez; brothers: Esperanza, Adrian, Cornelio, Eloy, Laurel, Librado and Ramon Herrera; sister, Enrica Rodriguez; granddaughters: Manuelita E. and Stephanie Herrera; great granddaughter, Vanessa Herrera; and many other relatives. Mr. Herrera had a passion of gardening, traveling and driving his cars. He loved horseracing where he made many friends and bonded with them in relation to one of his favorite past times. The precious memories he has left will be remembered and never forgotten. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Herrera is survived by his sons: Osmundo (Tina), Gabriel (Berlina), Nick and companion (Olivia), Charlie (Carmen) and David Herrera; daughters: Nina Roybal (Chendo), Aggie Roybal (Randy), Cleo Castellano (Rudy) and MaryAnn Martinez; brothers: Lorenzo (Emma) and David Herrera (Josephine); sisters-in-law: Natividad Drisdale, Susie and Maria Herrera; brother-in-law, Ben Valdez (Castilita); sisters-in-law: Ruperta Lopez, Amelia Vigil, Elma Ortega (Mel), Mary Martinez (Rocky); grandchildren: Yolanda Chavez (Manuel), Dennis Herrera, Melissa Esquibel (Benny), Phillip Herrera, Chris Herrera (Sarah), Tim Herrera (Liz), Elizabeth Smith (Cory), Randy Roybal (Celina), Celene Roybal, Camille Roybal, Clarissa Castellano, Charlie M. Herrera and Lawrence Martinez; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; numerous other loving nephews, nieces, relatives & friends. Special thanks to his God-sent caregivers: Meli Fierro, Alyxe Alexander, Amelia Vigil, Nora Torres and all staff with Ambercare. Public visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Nambe with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Nambe with burial to follow at Nambe Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Dennis Herrera, Randy Roybal, Lawrence Martinez, Tim, Manuel and Charlie Herrera; honorary pallbearers: special friends- Elias Herrera, Jerry Romero, Frank Herrera, Gilbert Rivera and Joe Martinez, several God-children, plus many nieces & nephews. The family of Flaviano Herrera have entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espa�ola Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900