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Herman Elton Herring   I am a Veteran.
August 21, 1931  -  January 7, 2018


A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at Victory Life Fellowship for Herman Elton Herring of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Herring, 86, was called to his eternal home Sunday January 7, 2018 from his home in Artesia.

Pastor Gabriel Herrera will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Herman was born August 21, 1931 to Doss Berry Herring and Kathleen (Holloway) Herring in Ballinger, Texas. He moved to, and made Artesia his home in 1949, from Texas.

Herman served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

On August 21, 1954 he was married to Monique Louvet in France. She preceded him in death on November 3, 1964 and then he was married to Wanda Armstrong on January 10, 1966 in Artesia. She preceded him in death on February 16, 2016. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jim Doss Herring and Tommy Wayne Herring; and nephew Dale Wayne Herring.

Herman was a member of Victory Life Fellowship and loved the Lord with all of his heart. He worked as a rancher and a cross country Truck Driver when he was unable to continue ranching. He was one of the founding members of the Pecos Valley Bluegrass and played banjo for them for a number of years. He was a member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association of America and enjoyed woodworking and leather smith. He made saddles, chaps, boots, belts and straps.

He is survived by his daughters Barbara Morris of Artesia, Claudie Cochran and husband Michael of Artesia, and Yvonne Herrera and husband Gabriel of Artesia; son William D. Herring of Artesia; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Life Fellowship in Herman's name. PO Box 1087, Artesia, NM 88211.

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