Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Celestina Lopez Herrera of Artesia, NM.
Mrs. Herrera, 91, passed away on October 31, 2017 at her home.
Fr. Jorge Vargus will officiate at the service with burial to follow at Woodbine cemetery. Pallbearers are Sean Orahood, Zachary Orosco, Max Vasquez, Christopher Lopez, Gage Simer and Michael Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Lopez and Jose Maria Lopez.
Celestina was born on May 19, 1926 in Terlingua, TX; the daughter of Juan E. Lopez and Maria (Huerta) Lopez. On November 7, 1956 she married Crispin R. Herrera in Carlsbad, NM. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1983.
She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, babysitting her grandchildren, playing bingo, cooking and family gatherings.
She was preceded in death by her husband Crispin Herrera, her parents, a daughter Virginia Herrera, 3 brothers Benigno Lopez, Florencio Lopez and Juan H. Lopez, 2 sisters Estefana Lopez and Felisa Moreno and a granddaughter Ashley R. Speir.
Survivors include her sons Rafael Orosco Jr. and wife Carol of Boise, ID and Samuel Orosco and wife Gloria of Artesia; daughters Louisa Madrid and husband Rene of Artesia, Anita Juntilla and husband Joseph of Artesia and Corinna Herrera and husband Felix of Artesia; brothers Jose Maria Lopez of Ruidoso, NM and Francisco H. Lopez of Artesia; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
My sincerest condolences to Louisa Herrera Madrid her siblings, Veronica, Max & Shanoah, and all of the Lopez Family. May the lord comfort you all thru this hard time. She was the sweetest lady, lived a long life. God bless you all!
Ms. Ginger AcostaArtesia, NM
My love and prayers are with each one of you! I adore all of you and I also adored your mom...I pray God gives you the strength you will need in the days, weeks, even months ahead. Hugs to you all!
Misti HerreraArtesia, NM
My sincere condolences to you all. Knowing such a great family one can tell her legacy is left with her children, grand children and those who have always cherished her. Peace, love and meditations be with you all.
Jeremy AcostaLas Cruces, NM
I was honored to have met her this past month and she will be greatly missed by the family in Oregon.
Lupe GomezSalem, OR
We are so sorry to hear about Tia Tina, know that we are thinking of you all and sending prayers. Sorry that we will not be able to make it for the funeral. Love you guys.
Bernadette, Carlos, Brittanie, Jai'den and Cristiano
Bernadette CanalesKilleen, TX
We are so sorry for your loss--she was such a sweet woman. Love to all of you!
Nancy & Cheyenne DunnArtesia & San Francisco, NM
So sorry for your loss. We send our Love and Prayers.
Curtis And Kaye TeelArtesia, NM
Elisa marquezArtesia, NM
May god bless the family my deepest condolences love you all.
SHILA ESTRADAEl Paso, TX