Obituary for John Herrera

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John Herrera

June 22, 1973 - January 3, 2022

Johnny “John” Alan Herrera was born on June 22, 1973 in Dallas, Texas to Johnny and Jimmie Carroll Herrera. He moved to Denver, Colorado when he was 16 months old. 


John met the love of his life, Georgette Gallegos in 1993. They got married August 16th, 1997 in Westminster, CO. They raised 4 beautiful children together. 


John completed high school and shortly after that he started his career in the biopharmaceutical field. He completed many hours of hazmat training and fire safety. John was quite the master on writing standard operating procedures (SOP’s). 


John was a full-time hardworking employee for 25+ years in the Biopharmaceutical field (manufacturing, cell culture, fermentation, and purification). He was a lead, a supervisor, and a manager throughout the years. John was also a full-time husband, Dad, and Poppops. 


John was a family man. He loved to play yard games in the summer, have family nerf gun battles, do yard work, gardening, going on fishing trips and going to the mountains. He loved hanging out, hitting balls and having family dinners at the golf course. He loved to watch Yellowstone in his free time. John was an early riser who enjoyed cleaning his cars every other weekend, he loved grilling no matter the season, and always cherished family get-togethers. Family always came first! John was very passionate about cars. He planned on furthering his education in the automotive field this year in hopes to one day open up a family shop. 


John was a wonderful committed man who loved, cared for, and provided for his wife, children, grandson’s, and other family members. He was a man of integrity, strength, determination, dependability, and reliability. He helped guide many other people on how to have the same attributes and he pushed them to always do their best and never sell themselves short. John was committed to his job and was blessed to help and watch others succeed in work and in life. He was a very hard worker who believed that work was a time for working and not slacking off. He was a master of all trades. Nothing was ever too hard for him to achieve. John had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back if he could, he was always willing to help.  John was never afraid to voice his opinions or let you know how he felt. His laugh was contagious and his smile could brighten up a room. Even though John’s life was cut short, the impact he made on others will last a lifetime.


After a long battle, John passed away peacefully with his family beside him on January 3rd, 2022. 


John was predeceased by his father, Johnny Herrera, father in law Al Gallegos, and his sweet bulldog Bella. John is survived by his loving wife Georgette Herrera. Daughter, Raquel Herrera (Aurey Munera) their children Al’Lijah, Abel, and baby Johnny. Son, Gabriel Herrera (Joely Hill). Son, Zane Herrera (Ashley Welch). Daughter, Taylor Marie Herrera, his four legged companion, Bentley. His mother Jimmie Carroll Herrera, and Mother in law Gloria Gallegos.


John will be missed deeply by anyone who had the opportunity to know him. He left an everlasting impact on so many lives in his short 48 years. He gave many people the tools needed to thrive in life and with that his legacy will continue to live on.


John’s family has decided to postpone services until spring/summer time.


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Born: June 22, 1973
Died: January 3, 2022

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Greg Johnson posted on 2/8/22

I worked with John for years over at Sandoz/ Geneva pharmaceuticals he was a very funny down to earth guy that had my same sense of humor ha ha i think thats why we got along so good! He recently just hired me last July at AGC Biologics, and for that i am truly thankful! He will be greatly missed by all. My deepest Condolences to the Herrera family!! And. R I P to John Herrera your friendship will be missed!


Xavier Munoz posted on 2/1/22

John always welcomed me into his home as soon as I met Zane, he was a good man and I’m forever thankful for the kindness he showed me. Rest In Peace


Janel Maes posted on 1/31/22

I will miss John's smile, the kindness he gave to my family, and how he loved and still loves his dearest Georgette ❤. I'm praying for the family during this time. I love you all.