maria luisa herrera
December 22, 1924 - October 31, 2022
Maria “Lulu” Luisa Herrera entered eternal rest on Monday, October 31, 2022, at a nursing home in Falfurrias, Texas, at the age of 97. She was born on December 22, 1924 to Rafael L. Herrera and Sinforiana Guerra Herrera in Falfurrias, Texas. Maria graduated from Falfurrias High School in 1941 as the class Valedictorian. She later graduated from Texas A&I University with her Master’s Degree in English and Education Summa Cum Laude.
Lulu dedicated over 42 years of service to Brooks County ISD, beginning as the Secretary of the Superintendent of Schools. Then she decided to venture into the classroom, where she taught until retirement. She was a 63-year member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Texas State Organization, Area 5, Beta Pi Chapter, Alice; throughout that time, she held the position of President and Secretary.
Maria loved to sew and was very good at it in her spare time. She enjoyed traveling and had already visited several places, including Europe and Alaska. Lulu was very social, friendly, and outgoing. She was always willing to help anyone that needed it and gave 100 percent effort in all she did.