February 14, 1955 - August 10, 2021
Nora Gladys Herrera Rojas de Lara, Norita, 66 years old (1955-2021) passed away on August 10 ,2021 at her home in Draper, Utah. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye and see you in heaven to our Norita, a beautiful soul with such an undeniable light, an admirable strength and sweetness, loved by everyone that got to meet her. Nora was born in Nazca , Peru on February 14, 1955 to Angela Rojas (Kika) And Guillermo Herrera (Memo). She grew up being the baby of the family, having a happy fun childhood, playing soccer outside with the boys and climbing trees. She was the baby sister of Betty and Lupe. Nora growing up was a very responsible and outstanding student. She used to arrive early to school, waiting outside before it open. Always on time for everything and sitting in front, she was an A+ Top of her class student and was often sent to compete, representing her school, in math contests. She loved solving math problems so much that she would dream of them. She loved reading books and listening to music. She wanted to study medicine, however when she was only 15 years old she meet Rudolph (her one and only) through a family member. They were great friends and loved talking about books and philosophy. Rudolph didn’t think of her romantically at the time since she was so young although very mature, he was much older. A year later Rudolph traveled to live abroad. While away he had a picture she had given him before he left and he started to miss her . He came back and they begin dating, when she was 17 they married and had their first son Rudy. Three years later they had twin girls Ani and Kathy. Nora was a great mom. She was always dedicated to her kids. Her family was her number one priority. As such, she decided to be a home maker and forgot medicine. She still was like a nurse and became a phlebotomist for her sick premature twin daughters with chronic asthma through out their childhood. She was so good at baking cakes that people started asking her to sell them. So she opened a little store in her garage selling cakes. She was always active and also taught Aerobics at church. At the age of 39 in 1994 she had two brain aneurysms that required 2 brain surgeries. She was in a coma with a very slim possibility of survival. Since then, despite the doctors predictions of being in a vegetative state and never to regain her mobility, she started to recover. It was slow going but she got to the point that only her left side was paralyzed and only her short-term memory was affected. Rudolph, has always been by her side. Helping her and loving her unconditionally. with his support she even recovered some mobility on her left side. She fought hard to recover enough to stay with her loved ones another 27 years even with dealing with all the pain and struggles. She was able to meet all her grand kids. Her family will be forever grateful to her and God for that miracle. Even with all her physical struggles, Nora never complained about her condition and always kept a positive attitude. The only thing she said she missed was being able to wear her high heels and boots. Nora was a joy to be around. She was so funny, fun, humble and loving. So easily loved by everyone. She was the young, fun mom. The confidant, supportive friend to many, including all her nieces kids and her kids friends. Always ready to serve, she loved helping her kids and to spend time watching over her grand kids. She was sincere, maybe blunt, but a genuinely loving and caring person. She always left everyone feeling good. Nora was always generous, honest and fair in her dealings. She was a light. Very faithful and spiritual. She took her church callings very seriously and did them the best she could despite her short term memory and physical struggles. Norita loved parties and special occasions. She was the one that would call everyone to remind them of a birthday or special date. Norita loved Peruvian food, music, movies and novelas. She also loved seeing her daughters dance and perform. Nora was such a loving mother and wife. She was also a great daughter. She visited Kika, her mother for months at a time. Even with her physical limitations she always bathed her mom and visited in Peru as often as she could. She called her every single day while they were apart. Last Year she started working with her daughter Ani at her home business. She loved her work so much it was hard to make her stop. When she was diagnosed with an aggressive rare cancer in May of this year, she accepted it calmly. She knew it was her time. Her family wanted her fight it and she was going to try just for them, although she said she was afraid because she did not want to suffer on top of her already existing pains and struggles, in the end, she had some help from God to speed up her return and spare her from more pain. We are going to miss our beautiful, joyful Norichi, but we are so grateful and feel blessed for the extra time we had an angel on earth with us and know that she is in peace with Heavenly Father and is watching over us. Life ends but love doesn’t. We will love you forever Norita. Nora is is survived by her Mother (kika) , Husband (Rudoplh) , son Rudy , daughters Ani and Kathy , sisters Betty and Lupe, twelve grandkids and by very close uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins who all loved her dearly. A viewing will take place on Sunday, August 15th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Celebration of Nora’s 's Life will begin from 5:00pm-6:30pm, 6:30-8:30 dinner pot luck at 12101 south 700 west Draper.
Nora Gladys Herrera Rojas de Lara, Norita, 66 years old (1955-2021) passed away on August 10 ,2021 at her home in Draper, Utah. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye and see you in heaven to our Norita, a beautiful soul with such an... View Obituary & Service Information
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