December 20, 1959 ~ January 7, 2019

Born in: Del Norte, CO
Resided in: Greeley, CO

Russ Herrera rode into the sunset on January 7, 2019.

He was born in Del Norte, CO to Robert Herrera and Marjorie Gillespie on December 20, 1959. He is survived by his children Joshua (Callie) Herrera and Ryan (Krista) Herrera; his mother Marjorie; his granddaughter Emily Andres; his brother Bob (Lali) Herrera; his nieces and nephews Ashley (Todd) James, Robert Jason Herrera, and Cassie Herrera; his great-nieces Kenli M. Herrera, Olivia James, and Isabella James; his great-nephew Robert Kole Herrera; numerous aunts and uncles; and many loving family members and friends.

Russ’ love of music and the passion in which he played his guitar will never be forgotten. He will be remembered by his great sense of humor and his love for fast cars, among many other things.

A Celebration with friends and family will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4:30PM at Highland Park Lanes (1900 59th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado).  A private service will be held at a later date.

It is undeniable how greatly Big Country will be missed.

Please share memories of Russ and condolences with his family in the guestbook below.

Memories Timeline


  1. Russ spent a year with me. He was funny, quirky, and a caring person. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

  2. My deepest condolences to your family. The loss of those whom we dearly love is never easy to accept. May God provide comfort and peace to your family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  3. Russ and I were best buddies when I lived in Greeley from 1981-1986. We sure had a lot of fun times then and reconnected on Facebook about 2 years ago. I always missed him and his wit and charm. Rest in peace my friend!

  4. Although I’ve only know Russ for a short time, he was such a great friend! A group of us have been meeting almost every week for a few years to have a cocktail and just talk!! I send my deep and sincere condolences to Josh and Ryan you had a wonderful dad! To Bob and Lali I know you spent more time lately with your brother. We all know you will miss him and we will miss his smiling face dearly. I just loved that guy he was the sweetest most appreciative guy I know!! Rest In Peace my friend. Love ❤️

  5. I have known rest for a long time he was one of my classmates and I will miss him he is such a sweet man he will be missed so much great sense of humor loved him

  6. I knew Russ in school in Greeley. He was always a gentleman with a great sense of humor. God bless him and his family.

  7. Me and Bev spent the summer with Russ watching bands play having great times Russ you are sadly missed god bless family and friends always in our memories rest in peace

  8. Russ and I were classmates in Greeley. He was a wonderful friend, with a gentle soul. Russ had an awesome smile. God bless you Russ!

  9. I went to Central with Russ but got to know him better while we were in West Side Story together. I saw a whole new side of him and enjoyed our friendship. God bless you and your family, Russ.

  10. Dear Russ, THis is Murray.

    I sure enjoyed our time together at school and off.. Enjoyed playing ball together and just hanging out. It looks as if the Lord Jesus has blessed you with a large and loving family…The best to you and I will see you in the Kingdom of God. Thanks for being a friend.

    Murray ……see you in a bit

  11. Russ aka Joey we had the best stories and interview and FUN always. From Sunday haircuts and wine to El Rodeo and walks around Marsh and strip mall. Good times! Always will be thought of and missed. That laugh and the kindess and sincere caring u showed always. Love always,
    Heather. Ur best friend


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