Raquel Herrera of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on January 10, 1954 in Edinburg, Texas to parents, Macario and Hipolita Cervantes Rivera. She died on August 30, 2018 in Walla Walla, Washington at the age of 64 years. Raquel was raised in Texas and the Yakima Valley in Washington. She was united in marriage to Ruben Herrera on August 7, 1982 in Hermiston, Oregon. They lived in Hermiston and Raquel worked for the Hermiston School District as an Elementary Assessment Assistant until retiring in 2015. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. Raquel enjoyed making tamales that she sold at farmer’s markets and bazaars, dancing and music. She loved time with her family and especially spoiling her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons: Jaime Herrera & his wife Kasi, Hermiston, OR, Joel Herrera & his wife Yvonne, Hermiston, OR; brothers: Jose Rivera and Ricardo Rivera, both of Seattle, WA; sisters: Maria Elena Veliz, Hermiston, OR, Cristina Garcia, Hermiston, OR, and Rosa Lira Rivera, Kennewick, WA; grandchildren: Arian, Jaylee, Joel Jr., Matthew, Michael, Josiah & Brianna, Jaden; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Raquel was preceded in death by her husband Ruben Herrera, her parents, and siblings: Ascension Rivera, Francisco Rivera and Consuelo Garcia.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 1005 SE 9th St., Hermiston, Oregon.
Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.