Richard L. DeHerrera, age 61, of Elkhart, Kansas, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas. He was born August 6, 1956, in Grants, New Mexico, the son of Charlie and Salome M. (Garcia) DeHerrera.
Richard came to Elkhart in the early 1960’s. He was a contract pumper for a number of years in the oilfield. Richard was a hard worker and was always working.
Survivors include his mother, Salome Suarez of Elkhart; brothers, Don, Charlie, Alex, and Joseph; sisters, Arlene DeHerrera, Christine Lozano, and Mabel DeHerrera; and Scottie Jo Rodriguez, whom he raised.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Charlie; and three brothers, Sam Norman, Larry DeHerrera, and Juan DeHerrera.
Graveside service will be Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Elkhart Cemetery with Pastor Terrell Giddens officiating. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 514 Kansas Ave., PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.