August 18, 1960 ~ July 8, 2018

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Commerce City, Colorado

Rhonda Lee DeHerrera was born in Denver, Colorado on August 18, 1960 to Robert Gonzales and Ruth (Quintana) Gonzales, and passed away in Thornton, Colorado on July 8, 2018 at age 57.

Rhonda is survived by her two sons, Juan Aaron Alarcon and Jarred Nicholas Alarcon, her brothers Robert Gonzales and his wife Joanne, and Rick Gonzales, and wife Rosa, her sisters, Pam Lopez and her husband Rudy, and Joyce Ormas and husband Fred. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Anna Marie Alarcon, Nicholas Chase Alarcon and Violet Alarcon.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 18th2PM – 5PM at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street in Thornton. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, July 19th10AM, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1900 California Street. Interment will follow at the Arvada Cemetery, 5581 Independence Street.


Visitation: July 18, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Funeral Mass: July 19, 2018 10:00 am

Holy Ghost Catholic Church
1900 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 292-1556

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  1. We may not have been blood sisters, but she was my sister on this earth and in Christ. I could write a book on the wonderful memories I have but I know we will meet again someday. Rhonda lived her life courageously, valiantly and with love. Her life revolved around her boys and grandkids. I am honored to have been a part of her life and I am a better person because of her. May God grant peace to her family as we celebrate her life and reunion with her beloved mother.

    Much love in Christ,
    Kristin Marriott

  2. Rhonda,
    I will miss you forever. You were a wonderful, kind and thoughtful soul.
    You would often sneak me a breakfast burrito you and your Mom made just for me.
    Thank you! Rest in Peace. You are now in Heaven with your Mom and your family in a place made just for you by our Lord. I am a better person for having met you.
    Peace to you and your family.

  3. Aunty Rhonda you will forever be loved and missed. You lived an amazing full life and your love and light will always shine through your boys and grand babies. I have always held my head high when family tells me I look and act like like you. From one fire cracker to another, you were and are a beautiful soul and have always been one of the strongest women I know. My life was blessed because you were in it. Rest easy aunty. Until we meet again …

  4. Rhonda,
    You will be missed by many. You were fun to joke around with while we were working together at the hours we did. May God welcome you with open arms and be at peace watching over the ones you love.

  5. “Please accept the sympathy of my family during your time of loss, I am certain Mrs. DeHerrera will be missed by you all. I pray comfort from God’s Holy Word will strengthen you to carry on in the days ahead with full faith in His promise of a time without sickness, death, even a resurrection of those now resting awaiting His call. (Revelation 21:4, Job 14: 14,15). With God all things are possible.”

  6. Dear Ronda,

    My memories of our relationship are so long ago! You would let me play in your make up and perfume! You were the reason I made my mom buy me a vanity! I always thought if you as my aunt no matter what! Rest with God and know we are here for your sons! My first cousins my other brothers whom we used to be so close! God bless you in heaven!

  7. Auntie Rhonda,

    Thank you for always making me laugh. I will keep you forever in my heart and memories. You were so beautiful inside and out! Excited to see you again in heaven someday. Love you forever.

  8. Iam Rhondas little sister Joyce.Which she always called me.I was once that little sister who tag along.But i became the cool sister who she wanted to be with.And above all that i was honor and blessed to build a close sister relationship.This past years.Rhonda and i made a promise we would always celebrate our mother going home to be with the Lord Jesus!And we will keep that promise.And i know that she will be there with me. You live through your amazing boys Arron&Jared and grantbabys.Thats a comford and a blessing to me.I love you and going to miss you.your sister in Christ.little sister Joyce Oramas

  9. Your sister Rhonda you will always be in my heart I have no one else to talk to now face to face but I will always still talk to you no matter what your left is so sudden but it was God’s will I will always love you remember you you are the laughter in my heart I love you so much and I’ll always miss you it’s hard to let go but the choice is up to me just remember you’re the better place in the ones you tonight now I love you sis

  10. I will miss you and I will never forget you. You were always my favorite sister and just because your with mom doesn’t mean that’s gonna ever change. I love you forever. I love you Rhonda and I always will we always loved to hang out with each other and you were the best friend, and sister-in-law that anyone could ever ask for. I love you tía and I will miss so much and the robot you bought me for Christmas or my birthday I will cherish that forever because you were special to me. You always make laugh and you were just always their for me, pompo, nana, and the rest of the family as much as you could. I will miss every single moment that you aren’t here with us to have but we all know that you will be here in spirit with all of us forever. I love you tía you are the one that I could ever ask for.

  11. Iam Rhondas little sister Joyce,which she always called me.I Was once that little sister who tag along.But i became that sister who she wanted to be with.And above all that i was honored and blessed to built a close sister relationship.This past few years.Rhonda and i made a promise we would always celebrate our mother going home with the lord Jesus! Well keep that promise going.I know that you’ll be there with live through your amazing boys Arron & Jared and grand babys.thats a comford and a blessing to me!you’ll be in my your little sister Joyce Oramas

  12. Dear Rhonda
    You were always the Supreme Momma Bear – and now Heaven has you- there’s no doubt you will be the Supreme Momma Bear up there too, watching over your family and providing the love and comfort to their heart and minds. I will be forever grateful to you for opening your home and babysitting my little one’s so long ago, Thank you!

    I remember when we were neighbors in Thornton, I had no furniture in the living room, so you said “Hell, lets dance” and and we danced in the living room until the early morning hours! Dear Rhonda, your dance floor is eternal now and may God and his Angels guide you to restful peace and give comfort and love to your family.
    With Love and Prayers: Your once upon a time Sister-In-Law.. Mary

  13. Rhonda was my sister-in-law and good friend of mine for over 30 years. We met threw a friend of mine that I went to school with. We had a lot of things in common, we loved the same kind of music, dancing, the same kind of movies, I remember back at a time when we went on vacation together to New Mexico with our 2 sons, they got tired of hearing the same disco music over and over again. My Tía Juanita would always ask how Rhonda and Jared were doing whenever I spoke to her. We had a great time on that trip. Rhonda has always been their for me and her brother Tim threw the good and bad times of our lives. We will miss your Thanksgiving dinners and spending quality time during the Christmas holiday. Our grandkids will miss you very much especially RJ since you were his caretaker, he will miss his Tía very much. I am proud to say that Rhonda was my best friend and sister-in-law that I could ever ask for. I will miss you very much and promise to take of your brother Tim the best that I can. How you loved and lived for your 2 sons and your 3 grandchildren. May you RIP my good friend and you will never be forgotten and you will always be loved. May the angles take you to the gates of Heaven to be with your mother.

    Your Sister-in-Law Joann.

  14. Ms. Daisy,
    I am so sorry you had to leave so soon but since the loss of my mom I know God takes His best first. You are with your mom and dancing with the angels. Thank you for welcoming me into your family and your home.
    We had so much in common and I will treasure our relationship always. I will be forever grateful for all your help and wisdom.
    Gone but not forgotten
    Your Rosebud

  15. Rest in Paradise cousin!
    You will be missed but never forgotten!
    And my condolences go out to the family also.

    Love Always
    Tony Sean Quintana

  16. One of the saddest moments is when you hear the loss of a friend. I am at a loss for words.

    The fact that you are not here will always cause me pain but you are forever in my heart. While we are mourning the loss of a friend, mother,sister,aunt,and grandmother others are rejoicing.,especially your mom.

    Farewell Rhonda God knows when we shall meet again….

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