Damian A. Herrera
August 25, 1998  -  September 25, 2017

Damian A. Herrera

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Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1111 N. Roselawn Ave
Artesia, NM  88210
Monday, October 02, 2017
9:30 a.m.
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Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1111 N. Roselawn Ave
Artesia, NM  88210
Monday, October 02, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Memorial rosary and mass are scheduled for 9:30 and 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 2nd at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Damian A. Herrera of Artesia, New Mexico.

Damian Herrera, 19, died Monday, September 25, 2017 in Artesia.

Fr. Frances Lazer will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Damian was born August 25, 1998 to Benjamin Herrera and Rachel (Valencia) Herrera in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He was a lifelong Artesia resident.

Damian worked as a warehouse associate and was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed computers, graphic designing, music production and loved to fish and spend time with his family.

Survivors include his parents Benjamin and Rachel Herrera of the family home; sister Martika Herrera of Artesia; girlfriend Mikayla Lasiter of Dexter, N.M.; an unborn child; grandparents Clorinda and Anselmo Aragon of Artesia, and Lupe and Anselmo Herrera of Artesia; great-grandmother Maria Hernandez of Artesia; aunts Maria Valencia of Reno, NV, Ramona Williams and husband Antwone of Artesia, and Lori Sarabia and husband Michael of Artesia; uncles Anselmo "Moe" Herrera, Jr. and wife Dina of Odessa, TX and Steve Herrera and wife Isela of Midland, TX; numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends; and a fur baby sister Tatiana.


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  1. Aundrea Carrillo
    Edmond, OK

    Ben, Rachel, and Martika, our hearts are heavy for your loss. We remember how Damian had a febrile seizure as a baby and how you were both so worried for him, doing everything you could to care for him. You are such loving, devoted parents. Praying for your comfort and healing in this time.

  2. Renee Quintana-Sanchez
    Pueblo, CO

    My friend I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I was there to hug you. My prayers go out to you and your family his friends all who ever was part of his life. He was tookin way to soon. I love you. I'm always here for you! God be with you all. Gid bless.

  3. Mario Saiz
    Albuquerque, NM

    Really sorry to hear about damian..I will continue to pray for peace for you all...god speed

  4. Connie Garcia
    Pueblo, CO

    I'm so sorry again for your loss Rachel And Benji.. You're in my thoughts and prayers..

  5. Andrew and Sandra Strain
    , SD

    We are truly sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our hearts thoughts through this trying time. May God bless you both.

  6. Krystal Littleton
    La Marsa,

    Resting in God's hands now, kitten...my deepest sympatheties for all..

  7. Cindy. Steece
    Spavinaw, OK

    Sorry for ur loss prayers r with family and friends at time of need may god bless u

  8. Cindy. Steece
    Spavinaw, OK

    Sorry for ur loss prayers r with family and friends at time of need may god bless u

  9. Pete Wilson
    Carlsbad, NM

    So sorry Benji. Prayers for your family.

  10. ramiro & sabrina valencia
    artesia, NM

    Our deepest condolences Rachel & Ben. We are praying for you and you're family. May the lord wrap his loving arms around you all in you're time of need. God bless you all!!

  11. Martha Onsurez and Family
    Tulare, CA

    To Our Dearest Family,
    We are so so sorry we can't be there with you all, But we are with you in prayers, in thought and in our hearts. We Love you all so much. May GOD be with you and bless you all.

  12. Anna Bethke
    Artesia, NM

    Oh no Ben & Rachel... God bless your hearts -! I pray that your deep grief will be short-lived & your hearts heal quickly. Martika has a fierce guardian angel watching over her - encourage each often to draw strength from that - there is power there! Thinking of you often ...

  13. Becca Owens
    Artesia, NM

    My heart is so sad to hear this news. Prayers for you all!

  14. Landry Delgado
    Artesia, NM

    He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I hope you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time.I'll be praying for you guys.

  15. Jaime Dominguez
    Los Lunas, NM

    May you find peace an comfort in your time of sorrow. Damien always had that smile of his. RIP.

  16. Gloria Alaniz
    Artesia, NM

    Benji & Rachel, my dearest, deepest and most loving condolences to you and all of your family. My the good Lord help you find peace during this difficult time. Blessings and prayers for healing and comfort.

  17. Maggie & Alex Rodriguez
    Roswell, NM

    May The Lord wrap His Arms around Damien's Family, Our Deepest
    Sympathy to All. Lupe & Anselmo & Family We are Praying for All.
    Love to All, Maggie & Alex Rodriguez

  18. Kathy & Conlee Ruiz
    Pueblo, CO

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in your time of sorrow and the years to come. May our dear Lord wrap his loving arms around you all in this most difficult time. Prayers to you all.

  19. Lauriei esquibel
    Artesia n.m.O, NM

    'rest in peac s0rry for your loss .

  20. Antoinette M Ponce
    Pueblo, CO

    God be with you in this time and know I am praying and thinking about you! May your family be comforted in some kind of peace! Peace be with you!

  21. Kelby Quiroz and His Pops
    Artesia, NM

    Prayers and love goes out to you cuz.
    We will be attending the service.
    Sad to see such a young talented kid go so early.
    If there's anything we can do. Let me know.

  22. Terri flores
    Artesia, NM

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Chava,Terri,Brady, and Cooper Flores

  23. Carla Kirkpatrick
    Artesia, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with y'all. Damian was very special to me as all of you are. Every time I close my eyes I see his beautiful smile! I'll miss you sweet young man and will see you again one day. My God give your family comfort and strength. I love you!

  24. Anthony n Christina
    Artesia, NM

    Our hearts go out to your family, so sorry we couldn't be there. We love you all.

  25. Susan and Valentin Palomares and family (parents of Val Palomares)
    Artesia, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time of loss. Damien was a very kind and respectful young man and a very good friend to Val. His kind heart will never be forgotten. Words cannot express our sorrow at his passing and we are praying for healing and comfort for his family. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

  26. Willy Perez
    El Paso, TX

    Ben & Rachel, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless

  27. Chanelle
    Amarillo, TX

    <3 love you guys.

  28. Molly Ramirez
    Artesia, NM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine your pain. I remember Damian from kindergarten. He was a great student and wonderful person even at the age of 5. May God bless you and your family!!

  29. Jillana Burgess
    Artesia, NM

    My heart and prayers are with yall thru this sad time. Damain was a sweet, kind young man.
    May God be with you in every way.
    My sincere regards...

  30. Monica
    Calderon, NM

    Our hearts go out to you & your family primo, Our deepest condolences. May God wrap you all up in his precious arms & give you all peace & comfort during this difficult time. We will continue to pray for you guys. RIP DAMIAN

  31. Viola Muñoz & Family ( mother of Fabian Muñoz)
    Artesia, NM

    To Damian’s mom & dad Rachael -Benji and his grand parents and his siblings , and family and girlfriend . I am so sorry for your loss . My sincere prayers go out to each and everyone of you. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you during this difficult time.
    No matter how many times words of condolences are said, they will never be able to come close to easing your pain. Just know, though, that I do share all those thoughts and prayers for you and your family, in this time of grief. R.I.P. DAMIAN

  32. John schneider
    Artesia, NM

    May the lord wrap his arms around your beautiful family Benji....so sorry my friend

  33. Diana Baeza
    Santa Cruz, CA

    May you Rest in Peace, as memories of you live on....

  34. David and Beth Nailon
    Artesia, NM

    Our thoughts and prayer are with your family. May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow. The Nailon's

  35. Rhonda King
    Artesia, NM

    Mr. and Mrs. Herrera and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Damien. Our daughter Julie and Damien went to school together from Yeso thru their senior year. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless You all,
    Dan and Rhonda King and Julie King Cawley

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