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    1910 W. Sunset Bl., Ste. 850
    Los Angeles, CA 90026

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“Mr Herrera was my principal at Belmont from 1994-1998. I was just remembering he did something so small but it changed my life forever and I am so...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Juan Huezo - los angeles, CA

“Michael, I would like to connect with you about your father's passing. I have received many questions from National University people. My email...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: BScharfob - Los Angeles, CA

“My wife Christine and I would like to extend our heart felt condolences to the entire Herrera family. Augie also had a family at Belmont High...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Hansen - Glendale, CA

“Augie was my spiritual father at FFBC. As I young Christian and seminary student I needed a man of God to pour his life into me. God gave me Augie...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Rich Katekawa - Monterey Park, CA

“Augie was such a servant of God! I was a know-it-all, self-righteous, but on-fire young Christian in 1993 when I found FFBC and the young single...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Molly Henry - Mission Viejo, CA

“To Mrs. Herrera and Family, Please accept my sincere condolescents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Herrera was my...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Dr. Mary E. Maddox, EdD - Carson

Liz returning to ship after day in Dublin, Ireland with family friends. “May God bless Augie's family t this time of loss. Augie was a special principal and friend. He was supportive, instructive, nurturing and fair. I...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Liz) Sawyer-Cunningham - CA

“You were a great principal. You bring back great memories of the years I was at Belmont High School. I will always fond memories of you being an...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: marjourie paiz perez - CA

“Augie was a wonderful friend and colleague. We were high school Principals together. I had the honor of having him come to work with me at National...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Scharf - Los Angeles, CA

“Mr. Herrera was a wonderful mentor and guided me during my Cohort years at CSULA with LAUSD, I truly thank him for all of his guidance. My prayers...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Bonilla - Sylmar, CA

“May God have you in his grace.....Mr. first LAUSD boss, mentor, and colleague over at the initial of my career(1996) @ Belmont HS in Los...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Juan Carlos Valenzuela - CA

12 of 17 | Posted by: Juan Tapia - Los Angeles, CA

“I am deeply sorry for your loss and the grief you are suffering! Augie will always be remembered as a Godly man devoted to his family and much...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Yolanda Herrera - Whittier, CA

“I want to give our sincerest condolences to the entire Herrera family. When I heard of Augie's passing, I was taken with much sadness and sorrow. ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Angel Ceballos - Montebelo, CA

“Our hearts are sad to know of your Dad's passing. Love, hugs and prayers to all of you during this time. Love, Kari ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Kent, Kari, Ben, and Alex Smith - CA

“To Loretta, Maria, Michael, Anna, and your families: I am so sorry for your loss. I weep with you over Augie's passing. But also share the true faith...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Renee Padilla - Los Angeles, CA

“I'm so sorry for the sudden loss of Uncle Augie. He was a wonderful person and my daily prayers are for you all. May Jesus carry you, Love Renee ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Renee Herrera Sexton - Whittier, CA

Augie Herrera, Jr. was born on June 27, 1941 in Los Angeles, California to Paz (Chavez) and Augustin Herrera. He married the love of his life, Loretta Deyarmond on April 5, 1963. He loved reading (especially history), watching sports, and spending time with friends and family. He loved traveling the world with Loretta. He was a loving father and grandfather, and nothing made him happier than to spending time with his grandchildren. His family was his source of pride.

Augie was the first person in his family to graduate from college. He received his Bachelors degree from Los Angeles State College, and later went on to receive his Masters degree from Cal State Los Angeles. In 1963, Augie began his distinguished career with the Los Angeles Unified School District. He taught at Hollenbeck Junior High and Taft High. He was the administrative dean and then assistant principal at Belmont High. He was the principal at Pacoima Junior High, Banning High, Belmont High, and finally Fremont High. Many former coworkers describe him as cool under fire, a man of integrity, and everything a principal and a leader should be.

Although he officially retired in 2001, Augie continued to influence the field of education. He shared his knowledge as a consultant, mentor, and lecturer. He also was an Associate Faculty Member at National University for the School of Education, Department of Educational Administrators. His leadership, professionalism, and expertise were highly valued.

Augie was instrumental in the early beginnings of his church, First Fundamental Bible Church (FFBC), and served there faithfully for over 40 years. At FFBC, Augie worked tirelessly with people of all ages. He led the efforts to fund the purchase of the current location of the church in Whittier. He was a huge supporter of Missions outreach, and strongly supported funding for missionaries. He was an elder, deacon, church board member, Sunday School teacher, teacher-trainer, advisor, conference speaker, and mentor to many in the church. His church family loved his servant's heart, love for people, stories, wisdom, and most of all his friendship.

Augie is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Herrera of Montebello, his daughter Maria (Arne) Lim of East Palo Alto; his son, Michael Herrera of Montebello; and his daughter, Anna (Eric) Salbeda of Tigard, Oregon. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Stephen and Anthony Lim, both of East Palo Alto; Carissa, Jacob and Matthew Herrera, all of Whittier; and Kade and Ian Salbeda, both of Tigard. He also leaves behind his siblings, Richard (Lori) Herrera of Corona and Yolanda (Steve) Gamez of Costa Mesa.

"Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord".

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Florence Avenue Foursquare Church, 11457 E. Florence Ave., Santa Fe Springs, Ca. with a reception following at the church. Interment is private at Rose Hills Memorial Park at a different time.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to:
Friends of AALA
Associated Administrators of Los Angeles
1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 850
Los Angeles, Ca 90026

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