July 26, 1936 ~ June 21, 2020
Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Green Valley Ranch, CO
Thomas O. DeHerrera passed away at his Green Valley Ranch home, Sunday June 21, 2020.
Tom leaves his loving family consisting of his wife and partner of thirty-nine years, Kathleen and seven children;
– Lisa (Vern) Janisch, their six children; Rhianna (Dave) Hardy, their son Caleb, Danielle (Jason) Van Heerden, their children Raven, Wren and Rook, Nicole (Dustin) Bashford, their children Clara and Porter, Amalia (Shawn) Aikens and daughter Avianna Janisch, Emma (Amr) Janisch-Hailat, Jason (Jenna) Janisch and children Asher, Tallon and Jewel.
– Laurinda (John) McDonnell, their three children; Morgan (Jeremy) Silver and their son Lewis, Michael McDonnell, and Madison McDonnell.
– Leslie (Mike) Gaito, two children Rachael (Mark) Burke and daughter Talia Fletcher, and Aubrey Offord.
– Lela (Mike) Manoli, their two children Thomas and Olivia.
– Thomas (Christine) DeHerrera, their two children Gabrielle and Jacob.
– Sean DeHerrera.
– Adam (Beth) Lensu and their daughter Lila.
A multi-generational Colorado Native, Tom grew up in North Denver with his family consisting of three brothers and two sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents and two of his brothers. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army and upon completion of his tour of duty, he attended school and became a Master Plumber.
Tom moved his family to their home in Park Hill and lived there for over fifty years. It became apparent that the large house was no longer a safe fit for his advancing age and a custom home was built which he has enjoyed with Kathleen.
Well known for his sense of humor and wit, Tom was well loved and respected by countless family and friends. He loved his hobbies including but not limited to the Cherry Creek Gun Club, the Colorado Gun Club, NRA and growing plants of many shapes and sizes much to the consternation of the HOA!
Please share remembrances here, in the virtual guestbook, so that his family has something special to add to their memory keepsake.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Thomas’ name. Information on how to donate can be found below.
Anyone wanting to attend the Liturgy of the Word service virtually, can do so via zoom room, by clicking the following link, https://zoom.us/j/9218459342 on Thursday July 2, 2020 beginning at 9:50am.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Thomas DeHerrera's name.
Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
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