Diane Herrera

Diane Herrera, a resident of Glendale and formerly of Duncan, peacefully entered into eternal rest Saturday morning, April 23, 2016, at the North Mountain Rehabilitation and Medical Center in Phoenix. She was 57.


Diane was born May 5, 1958 in Morenci, the daughter of Lupe and Reymundo Abeyta.  She grew up in Duncan, obtaining her education and graduating from Duncan High School in the class of 1976.  Diane spent the majority of her adult life living in the Phoenix area.  She was employed as a cashier at Food City and Bashas’. Diane’s life was filled with many interests but, her proudest achievements were her five amazing children.  She especially enjoyed “girl time” with her daughters.  Diane will be remembered as a strong, thoughtful person who always put the interest of others first.


Diane leaves to mourn:  her three daughters, Heather Abeyta (Julian Melendez), of Glendale, Anica Avila (Carlos), of Phoenix and Kristi-ana Herrera (Mitchell Coles), of Phoenix; her son, Juan Herrera, Jr. (Aubrey Aguirre), of Duncan; her mother, Lupe Abeyta, of Phoenix; a sister, Gloria Bejarano (Joe), of Duncan; two brothers, Jack Abeyta (Loretta), of Morenci and Sam Martinez (Jenny), of Duncan; her companion, Sergio Herrera, of Phoenix; and fifteen grandchildren, Albertico Abeyta, Charlene Abeyta, Alexandra Melendez, Claudia Melendez, Carlos Avila, Jr., Jordan Avila, Vida Avila, Mackenzie Melendez, Eddie Avila, Zachery Herrera, Sophia Herrera, Elyssia Coles, Julian David Melendez, Kaiyia Coles and one on the way-Dani Melendez.  Diane was welcomed into Heaven by: a son, Juan Pablo Herrera; her father, Reymundo; and three siblings, Ray Abeyta, Jr., Elsie Rosales and Sylvia Baca.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Dianewas celebrated Saturday morning, April 30, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Mission in Duncan by Rev. Martin Atanga-Baabuge.


Online condolences may be offered at viningfuneralhome.com


Arrangements were entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.