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Isaac Herrera, 50, passed away Thursday, June 7, from complications related to pulmonary embolisms.
Isaac was born in Durango, Mexico to Felipe and Teresa Herrera. He was raised in Orange County California and attended Saddleback highschool.
Isaac was active on the high school swim and water polo team. He played baseball. During his young adult years in Mexico, he would spent long hours running and started an interest in cycling. He was althetic and was always open for a challenge. He accomplished marathons, cycling tours, amongst other challenging events. He looked for opportunities to expand his limits.
In the winter of 1996, he and his sister Neyda moved to Ogden, Utah. There he met Brittany Cook and they married September 25, 1999. Together they have 3 beautiful daughters.
His girls were his greatest joy. He taught them strength, courage, and compassion. He was very involved with his family and was known as the baby whisperer. He loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. You would always find Isaac out amongst the kids playing, laughing, and making jokes. He had a compassionate heart and reached out to those in need.
Isaac served nearly 14 years as a sheriff deputy for both Weber and Morgan county and loved his work as negotiator for the S.W.A.T team. He was a defensive tactics instructor for POST at Weber State University. Isaac had a strong work ethic that he attributed to his father's influence. It started at a young age selling produce from the garden and mowing lawns. He was always proactive and willing to help where needed. He loved his work, and strived to do it well. He believed in an honest, hard day’s work and providing for his loved ones. He did it unconditionally.
He is survived by his greatest joys in life, his girls, Skye, Charli and Sam, his wife, Brittany, mother Teresa, sisters Laura and Edith, and brother Leonel. He is preceded in death by his father Felipe and sister Neyda.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Heights Church, 1770 E 6200 S, Ogden, Utah.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, June 12, from 5-8 p.m. at the Leavitts Mortuary 836 36th St, Ogden, Utah and 1 hour prior to funeral service Wednesday at the church.