Barbara Martinez-Herrera, 66, of Thornton, passed away Dec. 8, 2012 at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1946, in Denver, to Juan and Genevieve (Sanchez) Martinez. She attended schools in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School in 1964. She later married Manuel Herrera on August 25, 1968.
Barbara is survived by her children, Teresa Tafoya, Tommy Herrera, and Denise (Jody) Baerga, all of Thornton and daughter, Sharisa Guzman of Brighton; sister, Rosie Chavez of Brighton; brothers, George Martinez and Eddie Martinez of Brighton; six grandchildren, DeShaunn Hogeda, Carrissa Duran, Alicia Duran, Justin Baerga, Ryan Oliver and Graicen Diaz; three great-grandchildren, Rudy Hogeda, Ceilanna Simpson and Malikai Simpson.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, followed by the Rosary service at 7 p.m. All services will be held at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.