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Mallary Herrera

August 10, 2002 — March 20, 2022

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Mallary Diane Herrera (19) was born on August 10, 2002 in Enid, Oklahoma and went to be with Jesus early Sunday morning, March 20, 2022, following a tragic car accident.  Mallary is the daughter of Aaron & Lizzie Bruns and Hector & Karina Herrera.  She was the BEST big sister to Jace, Cole, Eli, Adamariz, Hector Jr., and Paloma, and the absolute best mom to her pup, Sawyer Fin.

Mallary graduated from Pond Creek-Hunter High School in 2020 and completed her concurrent enrollment at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid the following year.  She was currently a sophomore at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where she was working towards a degree in entrepreneurship.

Mallary had a larger-than-life personality and always lived life to the fullest. She was vivacious and incredibly loyal to her friends and family, whom SHE LOVED SO MUCH. She was also a gifted athlete, playing AAU and high school basketball (she had one heck of a jump shot), running high school track, and just recently had joined the World Wakeboard Association through OSU and had plans to attend her first meet for the WWA in Phoenix, AZ.  Mallary loved going to the lake and taking Papa’s boat out with her many friends, family, and of course, Papa was almost always there.  Mallary loved the camera, and the camera loved her back. She was always documenting life with her friends, family, and her beloved fur baby, Sawyer. Mallary had a passion for God and attended the Life Church in Stillwater with her family regularly. Whether Mallary was studying hard, or jumping out of “perfectly good airplanes”, she made it a priority to make it home to be with her family every weekend.  Always waiting for her with a big smile on his face was baby Eli. He brought a newfound joy to her life when he joined the family and she loved and cared for him as if he were her own.  She also loved making funny videos and watching movies with her brothers, Jace and Cole.

Mallary is survived by: Her Best Pup: Sawyer Fin Herrera (“Sawyer Boy”); Parents: Aaron & Lizzie Bruns and Hector & Karina Herrera; Siblings: Jace Herrera, Cole Bruns, Eli Swart, Adamariz Herrera, Hector Herrera Jr., and Paloma Herrera; Grandparents: Steve & Linda Downing, Everett & Mary Burt, Vic & Jeanne Bruns, Greg Herrera, and Tomasa Herrera; Great Grandparents: Jerry Bruns and Charles & Jo Ellen Roe; Aunts & Uncles: Debra Downing, Nathan & Susan Simmons, Jeremy Downing, Andy & Alyssa Beck, Aaron Downing & Maura Edwards, Barry & Karetha Bruns, Jeremy & Jennifer Bruns, Casey & Baylie Bruns, Adam & Karis Bruns, Randy & Christina Herrera, Misael & Ronni Herrera, Trevor & Dalia Kretchmar, and Greg Herrera; Cousins: Hailey, Seth, & Ethan Beck, Emma, Jackson, Olivia, & Grady Downing, Maggie & Mason Branch, Easton & Emersyn Bruns, Brees & Whitley Bruns, Boston, Bentley, Anderson, & Averlie Bruns, Gabriella & Mariella Herrera, Lilyana, Hayslee & Vivian Herrera, Leo, Abe, Mia, & Cruz Kretchmar, and Noel Herrera; and numerous other family members and friends.

Mallary was preceded in death by: Her pup – Hutton Sawyer Herrera; Great Grandparents Jack & Bertha Downing, Gerald Brookshire, Cliff Bruns, Victor Herrera, Leonardo Rojo, and Perfecta Alonzo; Great Aunt Jackie Downing, and Aunt Jeni Bruns.

A funeral service for Mallary will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 10:00am at the Pond Creek High School Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Enid SPCA (ESPCA): http://enidspca.org/general-donation/, 1116 Overland Trail Enid, OK 73703, 580.233.1325.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

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, Pond Creek, OK 73766

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