Gilbert J Herrera



Herrera, Gilbert J., 98, of Golden, CO passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2022 surrounded by his family.  He was a loving husband, father of four, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  He was preceded in death by 8 siblings; his wife of 72 years, Dolores; and sons Thomas and Randolph.  He is survived by his son, Robert, daughter Cynthia, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.



Gilbert was born in Augilar, CO on October 31, 1924.  He came to Denver area in 1945 and was married on June 15, 1947.  He worked in the Public Works Dept. of the City & County of Denver for 42 years. As a decorated WWII 17th Airborne Division veteran, the characteristic that he most identified with was that of a veteran and a patriot.  The War was the defining period in his life—the time that clearly shaped the man he became.  He instilled in his children the importance of God, family, charity and country.  He served in his church often and was an active church member all his life. He was a Fourth Degree Knight, the highest and most prestigious within the Knights of Columbus. He stayed involved by serving on The All Veterans Honor Guard for many years. He was an avid fisherman who got pleasure from the simple things of nature and the mountains.  He had a simple life and enjoyed sitting on the bank of one of his favorite lakes near the family cabin in the Granby area, patiently waiting for the trout to bite.


He was a true hero who will not be forgotten and he will be missed by all who loved him.




 “One crowded hour of glorious life,

Is worth an age without a name.”

~ T. P. Mordaunt from “Verses Written During War”


Services for Gilbert will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 at ASpen Memorial Chapel, in Lakewood, CO. Viewing will begin at 10:00 am , Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00am. Interment will follow services at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 1:00 pm. Staging Area A. 




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