Julia Lovio Herrera

November 18, 1922July 5, 2018

On July 5, 2018, Julia L. Herrera won her Freedom from life and went to be with her family in Heaven. Her parents, Ignacio and Julia Lovio, preceded her along with her five brothers and four sisters. Julia has a number of nephews and nieces along with her in-laws waiting for her there.

Michael Herrera, her husband, will reach 101 years on August 15. They celebrated 76 years of marriage on November 15, 2017, three days before her 95th birthday. Julia and Mike had one daughter, Irene. Irene married Jarvis Ruiz in 1962 and had three daughters (Theresa, Alice, and Rebecca) and one son (John-Michael). Julia and Mike were blessed with three great-grandchildren: Diego and Mina (Rebecca and Reza) Jenab and Scarlett (John-Michael and Krista) Ruiz.

Julia Herrera passed on peacefully in her sleep in the room where she and her beloved Michael slept.

In accordance with her wishes, services will be brief. Recitation of the Rosary at 9:30am and Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Santa Paula, Calif. on Monday, July 16, 2018, and will be followed at 11:00 a.m. by internment at the Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund.


  • Michael Herrera, Husband
  • Irene Ruiz, Daughter
  • Jarvis Ruiz, Son-in-law
  • Theresa ., Granddaughter
  • Alice ., Granddaughter
  • Rebecca ., Granddaughter
  • John- Michael, Grandson
  • Julia also leaves behind three Great-Grandchildren: Diego and Mina (Rebecca and Reza) Jenab and Scarlett (John-Michael and Krista) Ruiz.


16 July


9:30 am - 10:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

427 N Oak St
Santa Paula, CA 93060

16 July


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

427 N Oak st
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Music by Kathleen Goodrich
16 July

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery

380 Cemetery Rd
Santa Paula, CA 93060


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John Ruiz

July 10, 2018

There are so many memories to share about my grandmother. The one that comes to my mind occurred after I moved back home. In August of 2011, we were celebrating my grandfathers birthday and I just gotten a new smart phone. Most of the people who were there had gone home except myself, my sisters, and my parents. I was showing off my new phone and showing the video quality of the phone. Grandma had asked to hear how the music quality was on the phone. I played grandma one of my favorite songs from Country singer Billy Currington called “People are Crazy”. I started singing the song and she really enjoyed it very much. She had never heard me sing before and thought it was beautiful. There were others she loved but that one was her favorite. I will always remember the music I brought to her life. It always made me happy when she heard it.