Mela Herrera Perez
1923 - 2014, Santa Barbara
Our Viejita, born February 9, 1923 in Santa Barbara, California at Saint Francis Hospital. The Good Lord took her to her new home Saturday, January 25, 2014.
She leaves behind her husband of 67 years, Salvador, her 2 daughters, Raquel Perez-Wellman, Yolanda Perez (Ray Ybarra), grandchildren, Daniella Munnemann Pearce (Teddy), Mateo Wellman (Kathleen), Stephen Wellman, Sal Perez Williams, Milo Perez Williams, great-grandchildren, Liam and Lilly Wellman. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephews who showed her love and caring throughout her life.
Her husband and daughters are especially grateful to her nieces, Silvia Corral and Quica Zaragoza, her friend Hortencia Dorado and the staff at Mission Terrace. Her last days were in peace and comfort because of these people.
Rosary will be held Friday, January 31, 7:00 P.M. at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 450 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara. Mass Saturday, February 1, 11:00 A.M. Our Lady of Guadalupe, 227 North Nopal Street. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, 139 North Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.