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 Stella <I>Valdez</I> Herrera

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Stella Valdez Herrera

  • Birth 30 May 1923 El Guacho, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
  • Death 28 Aug 2010 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 57986468

Stella, a native of El Guache, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2010 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was predeceased by her husband Theodoro Herrera; her mother and father, Sinforosa and Librado Valdez; her sisters Celina, Librada, Agueda, Juanita and Esther; and her brothers Miguel, Bartolo and Joe (Tito).

Stella was survived by her children; Ted Jr. and wife Betty of Fairview, N.M., Evelyn Lindbloom and husband Rob of San Diego, Ca., Bettie Archunde and husband Terry of Blanco, N.M., and Michael and wife Marka of San Diego; four grandchildren, Kelly Burkholder, Sean Archunde, Kristina Sanborn and Matthew Herrera; five great-grandchildren, Kyle Burkholder and Taje, Anika, Mitch and Penny Archunde; sister in-law Flora Romero, brother in-law Gabriel Herrera and wife Priscilla and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In 1949, Stella married Theodoro Herrera, her husband of 50 years. She worked for L.A.N.L. for over 25 years, and raised 4 grateful children. Stella moved to San Diego in 2000 after the passing of her husband. Stella was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.

Stella was returned home to New Mexico. Recitation of the rosary was held on 2 Sep 2010 at Rivera Family Funeral Home in Española. Mass of Christian Burial was on 3 September 2010 at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. Interment followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Romero, Joddie Valdez, Gilbert Valdez, Lawrence Herrera, Sean Archunde and David Valdez. Honorary Pallbearers were Wilfred Valdez and Felix Martinez.

The family of Stella Herrera wishes to thank the staff at Country Villa Health Care Facility in San Diego, Ca. for their care and love of Stella. The Family of Stella Herrera entrusted her funeral arrangements to Aztlan Mortuary in San Diego, CA and Rivera Family Funeral Home in Española, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in the name of Stella Herrera to the American Parkinson's Disease Association.


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  • Created by: truchasnm
  • Added: 31 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57986468
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stella Valdez Herrera (30 May 1923–28 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57986468, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .