Jana Grace Herder age 30, a resident of Taos, passed away on March 6, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Robert and Marguerite Bouvette; and paternal grandmother Marjory Herder.
Jana was a chef at the Edelweiss Lodge at Taos Ski Valley. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing and gardening. She was a great cook and loved to host guests. She was married to Ariel Fair from 2017-2019. Upon moving to Taos for a fresh start, she began Santa Fe Community College enrollment, a great work and career job, and began rekindling and expanding her beloved Taos community of friends. She also left behind dear and devoted friends in Oregon and wherever she travelled. To know Jana for five minutes, you would become a lifelong friend. Jana was a fiercely devoted daughter, sister and auntie. She made a huge impact on everyone she met. Jana will be missed by all whose hearts she touched.
She is survived by her parents Todd and Lisa Herder; brothers Jacob Herder (Crystal Burch Herder), Geoffrey Herder, and Sean Herder; grandfather John Herder and many other loving relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life has been postponed until further notice. Once it is rescheduled, the information will be provided.
The family of Jana Grace Herder has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com
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