Theresa Selena Herman was born on December 23, 1969, and departed from this world on September 22, 2023 straight into the loving arms of Jesus. With heavy hearts, we gather to remember and celebrate the life of a remarkable individual whose kindness touched the lives of many.
Theresa was known for her unwavering compassion and her constant dedication to helping others. Her ability to empathize with those in need led her down a path of service and advocacy. Whether it was through volunteering or lending a listening ear to friends and strangers alike, Theresa had an innate ability to make those around her feel loved and heard.
Theresa was very family oriented and upheld the values of love, respect, and integrity throughout her life. She cherished her relationships and nurtured them with immense care and devotion. As a daughter, grandma/nana, sister, mother, and friend, she brought joy to the lives of everyone she encountered.
She is Proceeded in death by her loving parents Barbara Jean Jaramillo and Michael Arthur Herman. Grandparents Willie and Hope Herman, Ramona Trujillo-Garcia and Layla E Mitchell Special Cousins Squeaky and Delma Abeyta. Uncle Fred and Granddaughter Jazmine Stowe who she loved and cared for immensely in her last days here on earth.
She is survived by her 3 beautiful daughters Christie (Matthew Stowe), Frankie Mata (Sam Leiba) and Saydie Mata. She also loved her Godchildren Dreya Chantel and Andre Medina
Her 6 Grandchildren who she loved wholeheartedly and were her world Sammy Sosa, Naelynn Selena, Josiah Stowe, Jezariah Stowe, Michael Stowe, Thomas Stowe
Her beloved siblings Chris Herman, Elena Duran, Eliza Jaramillo, Rachel Jaramillo and Eddie Jaramillo.
Theresa had an adventurous spirit that fueled her curiosity about the world. Her love for new adventures inspired her to travel the globe. She planned to eagerly absorb different cultures and share memorable experiences with loved ones. She emphasized the importance of embracing diversity and learning from one another's unique perspectives so much so that she planned trips for the end of the year with her family and friends.
She was very excited to be reunited with her longtime friends that become like sisters Maggie Ewing, Della Armijo, Kris West and Tracy Esquibel who were coming up on 38 years of friendship. She couldn’t wait to share lifelong memories and travel the world with them as plans were being made for much needed vacations and girls trips.
Throughout her life, Theresa devoted herself wholeheartedly to causes that were dear to her heart. One of her lifelong dreams was to mentor women who were homeless or who struggled throughout their lives. She even spoke a lot about getting into prison ministry.
In times of adversity, Theresa displayed remarkable strength and resilience that served as a guiding light to those around her. Her ability to face challenges head-on and maintain a positive outlook was truly admirable. She believed that every obstacle presented an opportunity for personal growth and would often remind others to lean to Jesus in times of trials and tribulations. Her unwavering faith and dedication to church family was apparent she was an active member of Victory World Outreach and loved her church family and Pastors Manny and Ruthi DeHerrera.
Theresa Selena Herman will forever be remembered as a beacon of kindness and compassion. Her legacy lives on through the countless lives she touched and the love she shared. Though our hearts ache with her absence, we find solace in knowing that her spirit will continue to guide and inspire us all.
As we bid farewell to this extraordinary soul, let us cherish the memories we have of Theresa and honor her by carrying forward her compassionate legacy. Rest in eternal peace, dear Theresa, knowing that your life made an indelible impact on our hearts and souls.