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Christina Herrera

June 13, 2002 — September 2, 2022

Christina Jean Herrera was born on June 13, 2002. She was born in Durango, Colorado to Daphnee Washington and the late Carlos Chanio Herrera, Sr. On September 2, 2022, she made her journey to the Creator.

Christina was an enrolled member of the Southern Ute Tribe. She participated in cultural activities such as Bear Dance, Southern Ute Royalty, bead working, sewing both Ribbon Skirts and Dresses, even making her own moccasins. She was in the process of learning her Ute language.

Before graduating from Ignacio High School in 2020, Christina was a representative of the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council. Christina also played high school volleyball and was a member of the Four Corners Volleyball Club.

Some of the things Christina enjoyed the most was pampering her sidekicks, Toby and Draco, which other people would say are just dogs. She also loved going for rides in her black Subaru with the big pink wolf sticker on the back window surrounded by swords that was hard to miss. Let's not forget how much Christina loved baking, her absolute favorite thing to bake was cupcakes.

She listened to a variety of music from the King of Rock's sweet voice to “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica, and the list goes on and on.

Forget Christmas, Christina's favorite time of the year was Bear Dance. You could catch her most of the time decked out in her Bear Dance attire with a big lemonade in one hand and a fry bread burger in the other.
A lot of us remember those big dimples and that beautiful smile. We also remember she was big hearted and sensitive to other people’s feelings. And let's not forget Christina's jokes that would have you gasping for air and the pranks that family members and friends had to endure in her presence. I'm sure we all remember that unique, infectious laugh that started from a subtle giggle and quickly turned into a high pitch scream and ended in silent shaking.

Christina is survived by her mother, Daphnee Washington; sister, Angela Herrera; brother, Carlos Herrera, Jr.; sister, Kaye Washington; grandparents, John and Daleen Washington; countless aunties, uncles, and cousins; and of course, her sidekicks, Toby and Draco.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

15449 CO-172, Ignacio, CO 81137

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258 Ute Rd, Ignacio, CO 81137

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