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“William and I dated around the mid 90's. I must have been working down from Sparks on 6th Street. William was a very sweet guy that I wish I could...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Scott Lackey - Dallas, TX

“Family and Friends - My heart is broken, as tonight I learned of the passing of a great man. I met William in 2000 while living in Austin. We...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Price - Cincinnati, OH

“William was a great brother . I miss him every day . I can not believe he has been gone for five years . You were never surprised to hear that...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Matt de herrera - Phoenix, AZ

“I went to Yucca Elementary with William in the 1st and 2nd Grade. In fact, in his first grade class picture, I'm the little girl in denim on his...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth Sanchez - Alamogordo, NM

“ATMP. -jb ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Joe Boyd - Odenton, MD

“My deepest condolence to William's family and friends. I met William at Quackenbush Coffee in Austin when he was in college. We dated. He gave me...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lake Perriguey - Portland, OR

“Sandra,my family and myself wish to express our condolences to you and your family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Martinez - Austin, TX

“Will, you were the most wonderful and special nephew any aunt and uncle could hope to have. The times we spent in California were so full of...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Aunt Tanya/Uncle Paul - Valencia, CA

“To the family of William: I am sad and sorry for your loss. I didn't know William well--he interviewed with me for a job in my program at the City...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Linda DuPriest - Austin, TX

“Dear William, Your positive energy and hopefulness always shone through, even when the forecast was dim, and the questions outnumbered the answers....Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Doug Young - Austin, TX

“My memories of William see him in the kitchen at the lake house smiling and laughing as he makes diner. He was such a good cook and a willing helper...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Gerling - San Francisco, CA

“William was a fresh, wonderful, free spirit in the lives of those who knew him, and I was very saddened to hear of his leaving this life. I met...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Clay Newman - Austin, TX

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of William's passing. I was his 5th grade teacher in 1980. Back then he was a sweet, thoughtful, smart boy with a...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Nelda Acevedo - Austin, TX


A bright light went out of the world on Thursday morning, November, 2, 2006. William de Herrera, 36-years-young, passed peacefully at home in his sleep following a lengthy illness. Born in Alamosa, Colorado, on July 27th, 1970, William lived in Sacramento, Hawaii, Alamagordo, Austin, and Dallas before graduating from high school in Ramstein, Germany where, for graduation, his parents gave him a eurail pass and ensured his love of worldwide travel. He attended the University of Maryland in Munich before entering the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated in 1997 with a degree in Geography. While at the university he studied in Venezuela. William was the first employee of Sparks before going on to work for the water conservation department at the City of Austin where he delighted in being the ‘water cop’ during times of drought. William never failed to delight those who knew him with his unfailing love of life and infectious laughter. He was a loving brother to two younger sisters, Danielle (Bunge) de Herrera of Los Angeles, CA, and Daryn de Herrera of Phoenix, AZ, and one brother, Matthew de Herrera, also of Phoenix. He is further survived by his parents Sandra Stephenson of Austin, and Daniel de Herrera of Phoenix, his stepmother Cindy de Herrera of Los Angeles, his beloved grandmother Nana Apodaca, numerous aunts and uncles and cousins and a great many friends across the world who will miss him deeply. Visitation will take place at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 from 6-8 p.m., with a memorial service to be held there on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. Condolences can be written online at www.wcfish.com