Our amazing father, son, brother, and friend, Ray Herrera, passed away April 8, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah at age 58.
He was born March 14, 1961 in Farmington, New Mexico to Angelina and Elijio Herrera. Ray graduated from South High in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1979 and served in the Navy from 1979-1983 as a communication electrician.
Ray was loved by many and will always be remembered as being the best cook. He loved having his children over for Sunday dinners where he would be sure to make something that everyone could enjoy. Ray had his three favorite fishing spots and enjoyed taking his children, friends, and family members fishing with him.
Ray had a wonderful sense of humor and always made the room light up with his contagious smile and laugh. Ray worked for Sandy City for 20 years, he enjoyed his job and cultivated many lifelong friendships with the people that he worked with. He always had stories to tell about the many projects he was working on. Everyone who knew Ray recognized his Sandy City truck, his sister Jackie would always try to get his attention when she saw him driving his work truck so they could pull over and talk.
Ray enjoyed traveling and going on road trips, and he always made sure that his funk music was playing with some R&B mixed in between.
Ray will be deeply missed and he will always have a place in everyone’s heart that knew him. He was always there for anyone who needed help or needed him.
Ray was preceded in death by his father Elijio Herrera.
Ray is survived by his mother, Angelina (Ismael) Garcia, and Barbara Herrera; three children, Sergio Herrera, Isaiah Herrera, and Brandie Herrera, 3 grandchildren Hannah Herrera, Bianca Herrera and Yoshi Herrera; Seven siblings, Norman Herrera, Madeline Herrera, Terrill Hernandez, Jackie (Rob) Alldredge, Rachel (Alfonso) Montes, Norma Garcia-Rogers, and Veronica (Anthony) DuPonty; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorial Services will be held in his honor on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building.