Our dad Alexander Hernandez Herrera, 81 peacefully passed away on Friday May 12, 2023. He was born in Galveston, Texas 20 July 1941 to (Father) Trine Isias Moreno Herrera and (Mother) Ophelia Josephine Hernandez.
He married his wonderful bride Patricia Ann Pereyra February 1963. Recently celebrating 60 wonderful years of marriage.
Alex served in the U. S. Navy as a signal man during the Vietnam war and was honorably discharge after his service. He enjoyed travel and would talk about his adventures visiting states and countries such as Hawaii, Washington State, Japan, Hong Kong and Philippine Islands. He spoke about the Formosa straights and the rough waters of the south china seas. To pass time he trained as a boxer and would spar with other shipmates. He served on multiple ships USS Sperry, USS Summit County and his favorite USS Diachenko during his service.
He lived in Compton California, where he initially went to Airline School Pacific to work in the travel industry. He decided to change careers and work in the Welding industry instead. As welder/pipefitter he began his career working for Irwin industries. He moved to Utah in 1976 to start a new adventure with his family. He worked as a pipefitter where he retired from CCI mechanical in 2002. He was a union member and very active with UA local 140 Plumbers and Pipefitters.
Alex was proud of his accomplishments and his children. He enjoyed taking his family on adventures to the beach, mountains, Disneyland and visit friends and family. He loved to spend time in his yard. He spent numerous hours working on it to make sure his yard was perfect. He also enjoyed his Harley, his dream was to own one and it came true and he loved to ride it.
Hobbies included Fishing, Hunting, Golfing, Bowling and Coaching.
He was a volunteer coach for Kaysville City Little League and in the 80s Davis High School prep summer baseball team.
He was a proficient bowler who recorded a perfect 300 game. He was an active member with Utah Bowling Association and was president for a period of time.
Alex was a Christian attended Layton Hills Bilingual Baptist Church and Washington Heights Church. Alex loved to sing at church, his voice would echo the sounds of joy throughout the congregation.
He is remembered as a loving father, a mentor and had an impact on many people. He gave his heart to many who knew him. He had a great sense of humor always making people laugh, his wonderful smile and energetic spirit touched everyone.
Alex came from a large family 11 children in all. His brothers and sisters are: Annie, Abe (Deceased), Sandra( Deceased), Silvia, Julie, Leah, Karen, Stephan, Yvonne and Yvette.
He is survived by his spouse Patricia and his children Theresa Zepeda, Erik (Robin) and Chris (Lynette) Herrera.
Grand children Joshua, William (Deceased), Delaney, Justin, Marley and Great Grand child Jaxon.
A gathering to celebrate Alex (Dress Casual) will be held 20 May 2023 1-3 pm at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. Bountiful, Utah.