Herlinda R. Tafoya, 95

Herlinda R. Tafoya was born in Pirtleville, Ariz., on Oct. 25, 1922. On March 4, 2018, our beautiful mother ascended to the heavens. 

Herlinda attended Central School and graduated from Bisbee High School. She received her nursing degree from Cochise College, graduating from the first nursing program there. She later worked as a Law Librarian, Courtroom Bailiff and Courtroom Interpreter. Herlinda was an amazing woman and was loved by all. She had a life filled with family, friends and community.

Herlinda was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; brothers; her husband, Julian Tafoya; and her son Richard.

She is survived by her son Robert Tafoya (Donna), daughters Sylvia Vega and Margie Swan (Brian), nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. She had a special connection with her granddaughter Valeria Vega, grandson Christopher Tafoya, Shea Tafoya and great-grandson Andres Urias.

A Celebration of Herlinda’s life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 19 Howell Ave., Bisbee.