Adelia M. Herrera, age 91, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Clayton, New Mexico.
The family will receive friends at Hass Funeral Home on Friday, December 26th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 26th by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 27th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Texline Cemetery in Texline, Texas by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. The family will be gathering at 23 Monroe Street in Clayton on the 26th and 27th.
Adelia Maynes Herrera was born on a ranch near Roy, New Mexico to Severino Maynes and Fedilia (Romero) Maynes and attended school at Yates, New Mexico. She married Jose “Joe” Emilio Herrera on March 6, 1944 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1985. She lived in Texline for 14 years and had been a resident of Clayton since 1976. Adelia worked for the Clayton Senior Citizens Center from 1985 to 2006. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Clayton. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 1 son, Freddy Herrera, 2 Step-Sons, Pete Herrera and Gilbert Herrera, 1 sister-in-law, Eva Romero, 4 brothers, Adolph Maynes, Jim Maynes, Gene Romero and Filberto Maynes, a sister, Eloise Ortiz, a granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Herrera and a sister in law Cecilia Maynes.
3 SONS: Tony Herrera and his wife Gail of Clayton, New Mexico, Chris Herrera and his wife Vicky of Texline, Texas and Orlando Herrera and his wife Vangie of Goodwell, Oklahoma.
5 DAUGHTERS: Lucy Howell and her husband Steve of Monroe, Oregon, Mary Jane Ray and her husband Charles of Dumas, Texas, Lena Muse and her husband Joe of Sulphur, Oklahoma, Gloria Evans and her husband Robert of Hugoton, Kansas and Kristi Aguilera and her husband Fabian of Amarillo, Texas.
1 STEP-DAUGHTER: Eva Herrera of Abuquerque, New Mexico.
1 DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Angela Herrera of Austin, Texas.
3 SISTERS-IN-LAW: Esmeralda Maynes, Esperanza Maynes and Beatrice Maynes all of Clayton, New Mexico.
26 Grandchildren, 38 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
And by a very special friend, Terry Martin of Clayton, New Mexico.
MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials may be made in Adelia’s memory to Union County General Hospital, 300 Wilson St. Clayton, New Mexico 88415.