Died Jan. 18, 2021
Stanley David Herrera went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 18, 2021 due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. Stanley was 63 years old.
Stanley leaves behind his immediate family, his wife of 22 years Marlene Thomas-Herrera; Veronica Smith-Padilla, daughter (Cisco Padilla) and son Irvin Smith (Phylicia Herrera) and immediate grandchildren: Tierra Apachito, Thomas Apachito, Hunter Apachito, Erby Apachito, Jr., Mylaria Padilla, Eva Padilla-Apachito, great-grandson Frank Evans Apachito, Isaac Smith, Isaiah Smith, and Brenna Rose Smith and many grandchildren.
His surviving siblings include Judy Bear Ganadonegro, Julie H. Guerro (Matthew Guerro); Charlotte Guerro (Billy Guerro); Inez Apachito (Jay Apachito); Michael Herrera (Cindy Herrera); Bradley Herrera (Melissa Herrera); Paulson Herrera (Ida Secatero); Hershel Herrera; and Mark Herrera.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mike Herrera and Virginia Apachito, siblings Frances Herrera. Stanley was a man of Faith and loved his family dearly.
He taught his family outdoor sports and spent quality time teaching his grandchildren about ranching, welding, fence work, wood hauling, and other life skills.
He emphasized the need to continue their education and to go on to college.
He encouraged his family to have Faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and to worship him daily with prayer and song and to read the Bible. He was a major part of their daily upbringing. He was a good man.
Stanley Herrera was a well-known and respected leader of the Alamo community with over 30 years of experience in the political arena and was recently sworn in as President of the Alamo Navajo Chapter Government. He served in many leadership capacities over the years such as Board Member for the Alamo Navajo School Board, Alamo Chapter Government President, and Socorro County Commissioner.
Stanley was once again looking forward to working with the Alamo Chapter government to improve the living conditions of the community by increasing the availability of housing and other issues related to improving economic growth and development in the Alamo community.
He was ready to create partnerships and reestablish working relationships with local, tribal, county, and state entities.
Stanley’s accomplishments were many, and his untimely death ended his opportunity to be of service to the Alamo Navajo Community. He will be missed.
A private graveside service will take place on January 27, 2021 at 11:00 at the Pino Family Cemetery in Alamo, New Mexico. Stanley’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801