Stella M. Herrera 78, passed away October 25, 2019. She was born September 21, 1941 to proud parents Julian and Eliza (Lucero) Montoya. Her father precedes her in death, along with her husband Presentacion Herrera, her other family members; Larry Abeyta, Ernie Maestas, Vanessa Maestas, and Isaiah Maestas. Stella was an amazing homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking bread. She made the best biscochitos. She loved her children, sharing life stories and instilling words of wisdom with her family. Stella took so much pride into taking care of her family, especially Matthew who was always by her side. Stella is survived by her mother Eliza Montoya; her children, Eliza (Alvin) Molina, Press (Esther) Herrera, Valerie (Ron) Maestas and Terrie (John) Vigil; siblings, Abbie Montoya, Tony Montoya, David Montoya, and Rick Montoya; in-laws, Marina Thaxton, Louisa Lotrich and Dennis (Vangie) Herrera; special aunt, Alice Valdez. 14 grandchildren: Bridget, Nicholette, Larry Lonnie, Jerome, Jimmy Angelo, Christopher, Jeremy, Nani, Alex, Annie, Roy, Shaina, including Junior and Gabriel who she raised as her own children. Several great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends to include, Jimmy Kiefer. Special thanks Sangre de Cristo Hospice and University Park Care Center especially Angel and Haide for the exceptional care given to our mother and grandmother. Rosary 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service 11a.m. Wednesday both services at Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the services.
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