It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Roger Gene Herrera.
Roger was called home on November 6, 2022. Roger was welcomed into the world on July 7, 1948, the beloved son of Ernest Herrera and Ernestine Manuelita Cordova.
Roger was united in marriage to his soul mate and love of his life Juanita Chacon on October 15, 1966. They shared a union of nothing but bliss, love and happiness for almost 60 years. He worked as an electrician for many years and was also his wife's right-hand man when it came to helping her with her daycare and getting his honey-do lists completed. He was always known for his smile and compassionate nature. He was one who helped anyone in need. When he did have free time, he enjoyed going fishing, welding, doing woodwork, going camping and watching football. He adored and cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was the best TaTa around! Roger was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Monte Vista as well as a firefighter for the Monte Vista Fire Department. He was so loved and will be so dearly missed.
He will live on through his loving wife Juanita Herrera of Monte Vista, CO; daughter Rogena "Gina" (Martin) Garcia of Alamosa, CO; son Keven R. Herrera of Monte Vista, CO; grandchildren Marisa (Jose) Lopez-Gonzalez, Mia Garcia, Great-granddaughter Izavel Lopez-Gonzalez, sisters Diane Castro of Monte Vista, CO; Wanda Medina of Las Vegas, NV; Teresa Herrera of Alamosa, CO; Veronica Gardner of Denver, CO; brothers Richard Cordova of Monte Vista, CO; Jerry Herrera, Leo Herrera, Larry Herrera all of Denver, CO. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Ernestina Herrera, Tony Sanchez, daughter Marlene Lugail and one sister Patricia Silva.
Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. also at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Workers Union Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit romerofuneralhomes.com. The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.