In memory of
Manuelita Herrera
In memory of
Manuelita Herrera
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, Manuelita "Mela" Chavez Herrera, age 84, of Las Cruces, on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas surrounded by her loving family. "Mela", as she was fondly known to family and friends, was born September 15, 1932 in Polvadera, NM to Hipolito and Eloisa Castillo Chavez. She was employed as a teacher's aide or many years and was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church. Those left to mourn her passing include three daughters, Shirley Saiz and husband, Thomas of Killeen, TX, Rosanne Herrera of San Miguel, and Monica Valles and husband, Joe of Brazito, and a brother, Ray Chavez and wife, Lucy of Albuquerque. Other survivors include six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Mela was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jacobo "Jake" M. Herrera on June 19, 2013, a son, Robert Chavez and a sister, Margarita DeLage. Visitation for Mrs. Herrera will begin at 6 PM Monday, August 21, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and Parish where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the same church with the Reverend Valentine Jankowski officiating. At her request cremation will follow and inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Serving as casket bearers will be Tom Saiz, Jr., Joseph Valles, Matthew Saiz, Amanda Herrera, Claudia Avalos, Elisa Valles and Adrian Avalos. Honorary bearers will be Tom Saiz, Sr. and Joe Valles. The Herrera Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com ... Show More
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