Mary Velia Herrera

February 12, 1936May 21, 2013

MARY V. HERRERA Age 77, passed away on May 21, 2013 at home in Corona, CA where she had been a resident for 77 years. She was born on February 12, 1936 in Corona, CA. She had worked at the Corona Packing House, Hunts Cannery, Boy's Republic (seasonal), Corona Norco School District as noon time aide, and homemaker. She was a member of the Presence of the Lord Christian Church. Mary always saw the good in others. She helped many people when others wouldn't. She welcomed many into her home without judgments. Her dogs made her happy and she loved to be around them. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Andres Herrera; parents Miguel and Ramona Ramirez, who were born in Mexico but lived and raised their children in Corona, CA; son Edward Herrera; sisters Helen Garcia and Delores Alvarez; and brothers Alex Ramirez, Louie Ramirez and Raul Ramirez. She is survived by her daughters Anna Garcia of Palmdale, CA, Francine Herrera of Corona, CA and Yvonne Varela of Eastvale, CA; son Andrew Herrera of Fillmore, CA; sisters Elisa Maley of Hesperia, CA, Ramona Gray of Big Bear, CA, Ginny Jones of Torrance, CA, Silvia Plesner of Riverside, CA and Barbara Guest of Chino, CA; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Vigil will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6-8pm at Covenant Life Church, 211 E. Sixth St., Corona, CA. Graveside service will be on Friday, May 31, at 10am at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA. Please visit to offer condolences.


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February 20, 2014

we love you AUNT MARY

The Herrera's John Josephine, Janet, Synthia, Sylvia and Suzie
and the grandkids!

Freda Garcia

June 6, 2013

My mom passed when I was 5 yrs old & my dad didn't know what to do with me for years :) seeing that you had summer dresses ,we went to your house and he asked your mom if she can make me some too.She did! I was so happy with my pretty little homemade dresses. What a blessing that she did that for me. I will always remember have been in my thoughts since I heard of her passing.Although we mourn,we also celebrate the promise of that reunion.We will see our loved ones again.In the mean time, we continue to honor them.Wishing you peace and love....
Freda & Family

David Ramirez

May 31, 2013

My Tia Mary, I'm sorry that I could not make it to your services, But I will always remember you in good health and with no pain. Glad that you are going to see Jesus and the rest of your Brothers and Sisters. Say Hi to every one and we will be seeing them soon. Love David

May 30, 2013

Mary . . . You were my Angel! You never judged me; You always welcomed me into your home. I love you for everything you did for me . . especially, for taking care of my baby Yvonne. You did an amazing job with Yvonne; she is a good women because of you. I will Miss You! Thank you for all your love and prayers. Love Cindy Garcia

May 29, 2013

Francine ~ I am thinking of you, and sending you strength, love and light to bring you comfort.
Cuddle close with Diego & I will see you soon.
Love you mi amiga!

Rudy & Rachel Felix

May 29, 2013

You ALL have Our Heartfelt Condolences.....know that you have a Special place in Our hearts Always....Tia You leave us with so many memories...we will always think of you & how excited you were when you saw Tio Andy & your Babyboy Eddie....& ALL those that have gone on before us...tell my Mommy I Love Her...Love You Always Tia & YOU will always be missed

May 28, 2013

Oooooooh My Dear Mary. ...I will miss her!!

Joe Anita Daniel Diaz

May 28, 2013

She was a beautiful, happy woman of faith! Her smile and laugh was a gift to everybody! She loved to worship the lord! Our prayers are with you during this time.

Carolyn Carpenter

May 27, 2013

My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Praying you find comfort and strength in the memories you shared.
May it help to know others are thinking of you and wishing you comfort.
God Bless,

Pastor Carlos Saenz

May 27, 2013

Mary has a special place in our heart.I remember when we went to Cal.that we stayed with andy and mary we walked by the refrigerator and she had put a note that read pray for carlos and anita and family we were not save at that time but God answered that prayer Thank you Jesus and we .will remember my Sister Mary always. Our prayers are with the Family