Cecelia Herren

Aug. 17, 1959 – Jan. 22, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2668" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Cecelia Herren"][/caption]Beloved daughter, Cecelia Herren died peacefully in her sleep in her Billings home on Jan. 22, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after a 1-1/2-year-long courageous battle with cancer at the age of 52.Cecelia was the firstborn daughter of Gene and Barbara Padilla on Aug. 17, 1959, in Lovell.Survivors include her two children, son Kenneth Ivan Herren of Lovell and Jessica Herren (Jeremy) Bledsoe and her two grandchildren, Mishila and Christian Bledsoe, of Billings, whom she loved with all her heart. Also surviving her are her parents, Gene and Barbara Padilla; her siblings, brothers Mike Padilla and Timothy Padilla, sisters Jackie (Jamie) Ketcham, Shelly (Tony) Allen and April (Kara) Padilla, all of Billings; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.Cecelia was preceded in death by her two twin brothers, Timothy and Adam Padilla, of Lovell.Those who knew Cecelia and the beautiful compassionate person and friend she was, were truly blessed to be a part of her life. Friends and family will miss her joy and the laughter she brought to all and miss her loving and caring heart she had for everyone and people she took care of throughout her career.The family offers special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Frontier Cancer Center and Rocky Mountain Hospice, especially Nikki and Kathy, who gave great care with compassion in taking care of Cecelia in her last days.Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lovell. Burial will be at the Lovell Cemetery following the service.