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Funeraria del Angel Santa Paula

128 South Eighth Street, Santa Paula, CA

OBITUARY

Michael Sanchez Herrera

August 15, 1917November 28, 2019

On November 28, 2019, Michael Sanchez Herrera won his freedom from life and went to be with his family in Heaven.His wife, Julia Lovio Herrera, waits for him there. His parents, Sabas and Manuela Herrera, also preceded him, along with his three brothers and two of his sisters, his in-laws, and a number of nephews and nieces. He is survived by three sisters: Consuelo (Concha) Garcia, Rachel (John) Trejo and Martha Nava. He was born August 15, 1917, in Tyrone, N.M., and celebrated his 102nd birthday before his passing. Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War ll. Having been assigned to Company E 334th Engineer Regiment, he participated in numerous campaigns throughout India, the Persian Gulf and Western Europe. He achieved the rank of Corporal and received an Honorable Discharge on November 13, 1945. When Michael returned to Santa Paula, he joined the local Construction Laborers Union and soon was promoted to Construction Foreman and worked for several of the then-prominent contractors in the area. He traveled throughout the southwest as part of his work responsibilities constructing infrastructure for new and growing cities. His last project before retiring was the construction of the bridges and over passes on the Simi Freeway. He and Julia celebrated 76 years of marriage on November 15, 2017, three days before Julia’s 95th birthday. Michael and Julia had one daughter, Irene. Irene married Jarvis Ruiz in 1962, and they had three daughters: Theresa Ruiz, Alice (Mark) Tulin and Rebecca (Reza) Jenab and one son, John (fiancée Krista Bonney) Ruiz. Michael and Julia were blessed with three great- grandchildren: Diego Jenab, Mina Jenab and Scarlett Ruiz, all of whom Michael proudly doted over. In accordance with his wishes, services will be brief. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 9:30 a.m. on, Friday, December 6, 2019, and a Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Santa Paula, Calif. Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the Memory Care Unit at the Palms at Bonaventure, Ventura, Calif.

  • FAMILY

  • Julia Lovio Herrera, Wife (deceased)
  • Irene Ruiz, Daughter
  • Jarvis Ruiz, Son-in-law
  • Theresa Ruiz, Daughter
  • Alice Tulin (Mark), Daughter
  • Rebecca Jenab (Reza), Daughter
  • John Ruiz (Krista Bonney), Son
  • Diego Jenab, Great Grandchild
  • Mina Jenab, Great Grandchild
  • Scarlett Ruiz, Great Grandchild

Services

6 December

Rosary Service

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe

427 N. Oak St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

6 December

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe

427 N. Oak St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

6 December

Committal Service

11:00 am - 11:40 am

Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery

380 Cemetery Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Memories

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Michael Lara

December 2, 2019

I have great Memories of Mike. He was the handyman at Our Lady of Guadalupe for many years. Mike was always such a nice guy and very giving. I don't think that there wasn't a thing that he couldn't fix. I was just thinking about Mike last week. May his soul and the souls of our faithful departed rest in Peace!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY