Theresa Herrera

4/23/2014

Theresa Herrera, 87, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.

Theresa Herrera, 87, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.

She was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Cimarron, to Jose and Maria Cabrera Ascenio. She was a graduate of Ingalls High School.

Mrs. Herrera was a library clerk at the Dodge City Public Library and Miller Elementary School.

On Dec. 26, 1946, she married Albert Herrera in Dodge City. He died April 1, 2001.

Survivors include six sons, David and Tim Herrera, both of Dodge City, Eric and Loran Herrera, both of Wichita, Patrick Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M., and Rene Herrera of Hutchinson; three daughters, Veronica Herrera of Garden City, Carol Herrera of Austin, Texas, and Janine Russell of Clarkesville, Tenn.; three sisters, Ruth Martinez of Montezuma, Georgina Martinez of Dodge City, and Gloria Graf of Silver City, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the cathedral. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City.

Visitation hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the Theresa Herrera Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

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