In memory of

Eleazar "Tony" Herrera-Villegas

Aug 23, 1957
Feb 27, 2017


Eleazar (Tony) Herrea, son of Maria Villegas Ramirez and Ramon Herrera Amaro, was born in Paredones Baja Califonia, Mexico, on August 23rd 1957 as the youngest child in a large family. He is survived by his children Matthew and Amy Herrera, his brothers and sisters Linda, Irma, Evelia, Herman, Juan, and Raquel along with many other close family members.

Tony lived between Sherman Oaks and Burbank, California until his son, Matthew, was born before moving to Lake Oswego, Oregon where his daughter, Amy, was born. After moving to Lake Oswego he eventaully started his own construction and insulation business. He hoped to build a life he could pass on to his children through his dedication so that they wouldn't have to work as hard as he did. His friends and family were the most important things to him.

Tony loved his loyal friend, Max(The Dog), fixing cars, fishing, family, road trips, and being outdoors at the beach or redwood forests. He was fascinated by far places and outter space. He was always happy and excited by even the smallest things in life. Fun and easy going even in the toughest times, he never dwelt on the negative and put anyone and eveyone before himself, even strangers. It's impossible to summerize his life or the joy he brought to others in these statements.

Tony did everything the right and fair way and is greatly loved and missed by his many, many family members and friends. There's an irreplaceable spot in everyone's heart for him and Max, his constant companion. His children will continue to carry on and live as he taught them.

As his family, we don't feel that it's right to use the money he'd worked so hard for to pay for his own funeral so we started a GoFundMe account. If you'd like to contribute to the memory of this great man and his friend Max anything is welcome.


Service Information

Wednesday March, 8, 2017 2:00-2:45 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Graveside Service
Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00 PM
Belcrest Memorial Park
1295 Browning Ave S, Salem, OR 97302


Messages of Sympathy

  1. Luis J. says:

    I always admired you for how kind, and generous you were with others. I looked up to you, hoping one day I could start my own business like you did, everywhere you called me to work I saw how people treated you with respect and were happy to see you. You were an awesome dude my dear friend Tony. Nothing but good times and good laughs with you. Rest easy my friend!

  2. Natasha says:

    Dear Tony... I'll always remember this man as a super kind, generous, courteous, sweet soul that he was... he was a clean freak like myself, lol and we got along very well... I'm saddened that I just found about about this and missed the memorial... he's touched my life in a big way and I hope I can continue to strive to have those same good qualities I saw in him and share a part of what he shared with me with others... I tried over the years to find him and grab a cup of coffee, he was an amazing listener and conversationalist... but my own life has been derailed by unfortunate circumstances and somehow life always just got in the way... may you Rest In Peace mister, I'll surely miss your contagious smile and funky laugh Hope to someday see your handsome face again-

  3. Lisa Hawes says:

    I worked with Tony for years. He was a wonderful guy and my friend. I will miss him.

  4. Patricia Vogel-Rivera says:

    I am so sad for the heartache of losing your Dad. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Because of your Dad's help I can now replace the peddle assembly in a 1972 VW Bug. We celebrate his life and hold him in our hearts. He and Max were needed and were called. RIP Tony.

  5. Cathy Caulford says:

    To my wonderful Son & Daughter I am so sorry you have to experience this in your young lives
    If i could take your sorrow & pain away i would. I will be here for you to give you all the love and support you both deserve. I love you both very much and together we will make it.

  6. George H. Medina says:

    Iam so sad and have no words but.R.I.P. TONY

  7. Judy Dernbach says:

    I am sorry to hear this Amy and Matt. It was such a nice write up on your dad, who I of course knew very little about. May you wonderful memories comfort you in the days ahead

  8. Yvette Arechiga says:

    Uncle I will miss everything about you, our road trips, & all the funny things you would say to me. I will cherish our long talk all night driving to Mexico while everyone else slept. Amy & Matt I love you to the moon & back.

  9. Veronica Zavala Chojolan says:

    In the Loving Memory of our amazing uncle Chalo. We love you and miss you so much! Rachel, Mathew and Amy we are here for you!

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We hope and pray for all of your family; that they will find peace. Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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