Estella ''Stella''
Herrera, 'Stella' Estella a 43 year resident of Torrance passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2005 in Torrance. Born in Redondo Beach, CA April 16, 1961, Stella was 43. She is survived by her daughters Desirey, Alina and Jeanette Herrera all of Redondo Beach; Gregory ''Toro'' Echavarria, father of Jeanette Herrera; sisters Cecelia Abdon, of Washington and Sonya Wilson of Anaheim; along with aunts Mary Guzman of Huntington Park and Lupe Romero and Connie Hernandez of Anaheim; uncles Manuel Herrera of Lawndale and Jesse Estrada of Los Angeles; cousins Mark Guzman, David Guzman, Gilbert Guzman and Lisa ''China Doll'' Garcia all of Huntington Park and Julia Romero, Esther Romero, Amilia Romero and Jaime Romero all of Anaheim; along with many nieces and nephews. A gathering of family & friends will be Thursday, January 20 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with Rosary Servcies beginning at 7:15 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 21 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 3846 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. in Torrance. Cremation with graveside at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach will be private.

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  1. Dearly Beloved Stella, I want to say how much we love you and we loved you as a sister an my mother loved you as her very only daughter. Having shared times of laughter and tears, we always stood as a close family. My mother Lupe will miss speaking to you daily, but thankful that she had shared an intimate relationship with you, with memories she will cherish in her heart forever, she loves you with an unconditional love. Your life has truly been a blessing and has impacted our family for eternal purposes. When you came to our house and was used as an instrument of God, in such a powerful way to help us rededicate our lives back to the Lord Jesus Christ. You would read the Word of God to us and prayed us through, you spoke words of prophecies into our lives. For this unconditional love you gave, I sold out my life to serve and preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. For I now know, this is why we are created is to Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Thank you for bring us back to the Way the Truth and the Life. For this is what truly accounts in our lives. You produce good fruit in us and this will go on into an eternal account in heaven. Sister, we will see you one day, as you stand in the presence of the Lord in the cloud of witness, cheering us on to run the race of faith, as we press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, The King of kings and the Lord of lords, the Almighty God. For this we are eternally grateful for your life and great is your reward in heaven. We love you with an everlasting love and we will miss you greatly! The Romero\’s, Lupe, Julia, Jaime, Amilia, Esther, Michael, Carmen and Daniel.

  2. Estella Herrera, A lifetime resident of the South Bay, departed this life on January 13th, 2005. She was a devoted and loving Mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is rejoicing in Heaven with her parents, Eddie & Jeanette Herrera. Estella leaves to cherish her memories, three beloved daughters, Desirey and Alina Grajeda, Jeanette Echevarria; Five sisters, Cecelia (Felix) Abdon, Sonya (Gary) Wilson, Jennifer, Salina and Cassandra Herrera; one brother Manuel (Stephanie) Herrera. Her life partner Greg “Toro” Echevarria; Tios\’ Tia\’s, cousins, nieces, nephews and many many friends. Special “Thanks” to The Mago\’s Car Club for ALL their support. Estella will be greatly missed and remembered by her family and those who knew and loved her. Written by her Sister “SONYA”

  3. Stella, I have sooo many memories of us I will always cherish.These are a few that I think of often. My 10th birthday- You took Desirey, Cassandra and I to Seaside Lagoon… we had such a blast that day. I still have the pictures you took!! Cruising around in your mustang…you used to hall a** in that car! Our church days at “Victory Outreach”. The day we were at the park and I was trying to impress you by doing a summer-sault.I ended up landing on a sprinkler and cutting my knee open.You took me to the hospital and I ended up getting 10 stitches.Later that night you took Desirey and I to my first drive-inn movie and we saw “All Dogs Go To Heaven”. I always crack up when I think about the time we were on your 2nd story balcony. I was jump-roping and you told me I was putting more cracks in the floor.I didn\’t believe you and all of a sudden the floor gave way and I fell through into your garage. I should\’ve listened you!! The times all us girls used to lay around in your bed eating chips and dip and watching movies. I love you, and I truly cherish all the great times we shared. Thank you for all the wonderfull memories sis, they\’ll live with me forever. with love, Salina

  4. You will truly be missed by one and all that had the opportunity of meeting you. I know that Frankie and Antonette enjoyed the times that they spent with you,Toro and the girls. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  5. To the family I”M so sorry to hear about your loss I have known Stella since we were teenagers. May God Bless her family

  6. My deepest sympathy for all family members. I just returned from a trip and stumbled upon the bad news. Estella “Stella” Herrera in my day was one the best baddest friends I ever had. Stella and I hung out in school(Adams Jr. High) I will always have a place in my heart for her. Years and growing up removed our paths,our crossing was well worth it. May she rest in peace.

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