Jesse Arsenio Herrera of Grand Junction, CO passed away on the morning of November 20th after a month-long battle of injuries from a car accident. He was born on March 6th, 1981, in Durango, CO to Peter and Barbara Herrera.
Jesse served as an Airman in the USAF from 1999 to 2003 and served one tour of duty in PR/AF/IR War. Upon returning to civilian life Jesse attended college at CSU and studied biology and later became an electrician’s apprentice.
Jesse’s hobbies included trading comic books and sports cards, fishing, hunting, and landscaping. His favorite time spent was with his dad ice fishing and elk hunting. Jesse’s wit and humor could make anyone smile and his vast knowledge of owls, our universe, and all things scientific was amazing.
Recently, Jesse struggled with homelessness and received training and assistance from the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Program, the Western Slope Veterans Administration and other great organizations who support our Veterans.
Jesse is survived by his father and his death was proceeded by the passing of his mother in May of 2001; and is survived by his stepmother Carlota Herrera of Grand Junction, CO. He is also survived by his grandparents Ariel and Jan Herr of Brighton, CO, his brother Christopher M. Herrera of Lakewood, CO, sister Jenny L. Herrera of Grand Junction, CO, sister Alysha Hughes of Elko, NV. In addition, he is survived by his aunt Gina and uncle Jim Hagglof of Monument, CO, and his uncle Jeffrey D. Herrera of Westminster, CO.
Our beloved Jesse will be laid to rest on December 10th, 2021, at 1:00pm at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado located at 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, CO.
In memory of Jesse and in lieu of flowers or gifts the family is asking to please donate to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation-ICU Programs, P.O. Box 1628, Grand Junction, CO 81502, or Grand Valley Catholic Outreach at 245 S. 1st Street, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
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