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John A Herrera Jr
January 31, 1948 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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John A. Herrera Jr of Umatilla, Oregon, was born on January 31, 1948 in Torrington, Wyoming to John Sr. and Paula (Rodriguez) Herrera He died on October 31, 2023 in Boise, Idaho at the age of 75 years. The family moved to Sidney, Nebraska when he was one. John attended kindergarten through 5th grade at the Sioux Army Depot and 6th through 10th grade in Sidney. His family then moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 1965 and her graduated from Hermiston High School in the class of 1967. John then attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. He sold cars for a time before beginning his 30+ year career as an insurance agent.
John served on the Board of Directors for the Hermiston Kiwanis, Chairman of the Hispanic Youth Conference, volunteered in the grade school reading program SMART, President of the Hermiston Baseball Commission, Little League Coach for 28 years, Tournament Director for several State Babe Ruth Tournaments, was a founding member of the Hermiston Kids Wrestling Club and was appointed by the Governor to the Community Corrections Board as well as the Chemical Demilitarization Citizens Advisory Board.
John enjoyed playing guitar, horseback riding, playing and coaching sports and took great pride in his yard.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Terry Herrera; sons: Thad Herrera and wife Cindy, and Tracy; sister: Betty Lewter; brothers: Ray Herrera, Angelo Herrera and wife Debbie; sister in law: Vonda Cash; grandson: Nico Herrera and his wife Kayda; granddaughter: Cadence Herrera; great granddaughters: Emmeleigh and Zoey and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by a son: Tim Herrera, his parents, in laws: Aaron and Evelyn O’Dell; sister in laws: Beverly Zeeglen and Wilma O’Dell; brother in laws: Dick Cash, and Larry Lewter and a nephew: Rick cash.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston, Oregon. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M.
Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.