Jesse Arsenio Herrera
Jesse Arsenio Herrera

March 6, 1981 - November 20, 2021

Jesse Arsenio Herrera, of Grand Junction, CO, passed away on the morning of November 20, after a month-long battle of injuries from a car accident.

He was born on March 6, 1981, in Durango, CO, to Peter and Barbara Herrera.

Jesse served as an Airman in the USAF from 1999 to 2003 and served one tour of duty in PR/AF/IR War. Upon returning to civilian life Jesse attended college at CSU and studied biology and later became an electrician's apprentice.

His hobbies included trading comic books and sports cards, fishing, hunting, and landscaping. His favorite time spent was with his dad ice fishing and elk hunting. Jesse's wit and humor could make anyone smile and his vast knowledge of owls, our universe, and all things scientific was amazing.

Recently, Jesse struggled with homelessness and received training and assistance from the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Program, the Western Slope Veterans Administration and other great organizations who support our Veterans.

Jesse is survived by his father and his death was preceded by the passing of his mother in May of 2001; and is survived by his step-mother, Carlota Herrera, of Grand Junction, CO. He is also survived by grandparents, Ariel and Jan Herr, of Brighton, CO; brother, Christopher M. Herrera, of Lakewood, CO; sister, Jenny L. Herrera, of Grand Junction, CO, and sister, Alysha Hughes, of Elko, NV. In addition, he is survived by aunt, Gina, and uncle, Jim Hagglof, of Monument, CO, and uncle, Jeffrey D. Herrera, of Westminster, CO.

Our beloved Jesse will be laid to rest on December 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, CO.

In memory of Jesse and in lieu of flowers or gifts the family is asking to please donate to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation-ICU Programs, P.O. Box 1628, Grand Junction, CO 81502, or Grand Valley Catholic Outreach at 245 S. 1st Street, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
Published by The Daily Sentinel on Dec. 5, 2021.
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I wish I could ease the pain Jesse's family is feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a good friend to me and he will be missed. Goodbye buddy.
Jim McKinney
December 7, 2021
I am so very sorry for the loss of Jesse. He was a wonderful friend. I am glad I have gotten to know Jesse´s little sister, Alisha. All my love goes out to the family.
Amanda Sweat-Vance
December 6, 2021
May the love of family carry us all through our sadness and grief he will be missed. Grandma
Frances Burns & Bill Burns
December 6, 2021
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