Guadalupe T. Herrera, affectionately known as Lupita, was a shining beacon of light and love in this world. Born on May 16, 1945, in McAllen, TX, she lived a life full of passion, dedication, and service to others. Sadly, Lupita passed away on May 15, 2023, in Edinburg, TX, surrounded by family, leaving behind a legacy of inspiration and positive impact on countless lives.
Lupita's journey began with her loving family in McAllen, where she was raised by her parents, Julian Trevino and Paulina Garcia Trevino. Throughout her life, she cherished the relationships she had with her siblings, Miguel Trevino, Josefa Garcia, Rogelio Trevino, and San Juanita Rodriguez. Lupita found her soulmate in Alfredo Herrera, and together they built a beautiful life over their 56 years of marriage. Their love story is a testament to the power of dedication, loyalty, and unwavering support.
As a proud mother to Michelle Brookshire and Celina Garza, Lupita was a guiding light for her daughters, instilling in them the values of hard work, perseverance, and compassion. She was also a loving grandmother to Jesus Cantu III, Cassandra Cuellar, Alexander Cuellar, Nicholas Cuellar, Seth Garza, and Shelby Garza, as well as a loving great-grandmother to Marco Cantu, Mateo Cantu, and Lucas Cantu. Lupita's love for her family knew no bounds, and her nurturing spirit will be forever cherished by her loved ones.
Lupita's passion for education and her commitment to helping others led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. She went on to touch the lives of countless students as an elementary teacher in McAllen CISD and Sharyland CISD. Lupita's impact on her students was immeasurable, as she not only taught them academic skills but also the importance of kindness, respect, and empathy. Her dedication to her students and the community is a testament to her unwavering belief in the power of education to change lives.
Throughout her career, Lupita was always striving to make a difference in the lives of those around her. Her spirit of service and generosity extended beyond the classroom, and she was a true example of a life well-lived.
Lupita's life was a beautiful tapestry of love, dedication, and service. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her husband, Alfredo Herrera; her daughters, Michelle Brookshire (Trey) and Celina Garza (Andy); her brother, Rogelio Trevino; her sister, San Juanita Rodriguez; her sister-in-law, Judith Trevino; her grandchildren, Jesus Cantu III (Erika), Cassandra Cuellar, Alexander Cuellar, Nicholas Cuellar, Seth Garza, and Shelby Garza; her great-grandchildren, Marco Cantu, Mateo Cantu, and Lucas Cantu; and numerous nieces and nephews.
As we remember Lupita, let us celebrate her life and the many ways she touched the lives of those around her. Let us find solace in the knowledge that her spirit will continue to inspire and guide us as we navigate our own journeys. And let us honor her memory by striving to live lives filled with love, compassion, and service to others, just as she did.
Lupita's memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.
A gathering of family and friends will be at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan Blvd in McAllen Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 pm with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm. Funeral mass will be Friday, May 19, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Holy Spirirt Church of McAllen. Burial will follow at La Piedad Cemetery in McAllen.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.
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