February 9th, 1927 - July 10th, 2018
Josefina Hernandez, 91, passed away surrounded by her family, July 10,2018, at 4:40 PM, in Norwalk, CA
Services will be held Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:30 PM at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, in Whittier.
She was born to Venceslado Montes and Soltera Luna Vd. De Lara on February 9, 1927, in El Paso Texas, then spending her early years in Ed. Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico. where she finished middle school. She worked as a cook in El Paso, where she met her husband: Juan G. Hernandez. They moved from El Paso, to East Los Angeles, CA, where she worked as a noonaid at Brooklyn Avenue School, they moved from East Los Angeles, to Whittier, where she lived for over 40 years before moving to a care home, in Norwalk, CA. While living in Whittier, She was a member of the Saint Gregory the Great Church parish, and was a member of the Guadalupe Society. She enjoyed singing, music, jumping rope with her kids, cooking, baking and doing crafts.
She is survived by nine children: Margarita Ortiz (AZ), Maria Evangelina Garcia (Francisco), Guadalupe Caro (Lazaro), Johnny Hernandez, Jr., Richard Hernandez, Enrique Hernandez, Mary Hernandez, Robert Hernandez(Martha) and Irene Sanchez (Richard).
Twenty grandchildren: Teresa Villa, Rebecca Ortiz, Hector Oswaldo Villa, Carlos Francisco Gracia, Margarita Julia Ortiz, Ruben Rodriguez, Gustavo Ruben Garcia, Enrique Hernandez, Jr., Michele Yvonne Hernandez, Michael Lazaro Caro, Luis Omar Villalobos, Christian Joy Garcia, Elizabeth Caro, Margarita Sabrina Medrano, Robert Hernandez Jr., Philip Ray Grant II, William Joseph Nolasco II, Johnny Raymond Caro, Josefina Mary Hernandez and Cassandra Kaygene Joyce Sanchez.
Forty-five great-grandchildren: Emmanuel Reyna, Ruben Reyna, Carlos Francisco Garcia Jr., Daniel Ortiz, Christopher Howard, Jessie M. Garcia, Jonathan Smith III, Samantha Villa-Talsma, Joshua M. Smith, Cierra Villa, Bryan Rodriguez, Jeremiah T Smith, Ruben Rodriguez Jr., Gustavo Ruben Garcia Jr., Daniel Rodriguez, Ariana Hernandez, Amy Anelid Villalobos, Hailee Hernandez, Christina Rodriguez, Eric Hernandez, Alyssa J. Garcia, Karma Rae Grant, Jizelle Aleena Rodriguez, Randy Allen Grant, Aleena B. Garcia, Jose Emmanuel Flores Caro, Joshua Melesio Nolasco, Aanika Mariah Hernandez, Jesus Flores Caro, Jaime Flores Caro, Serenity Rodriguez, Hailey Mariah Nolasco, Aryanna Irene Hernandez, Eevah Bliss Grant, Samantha Aliannah Nolasco, Brandon Alexis Villalobos, Ruby Rodriguez, Gianna Garcia, Ronin T Garcia, William Joseph Nolasco III, Evette Caro, Robert Hernandez Jr., Maxzene Monroe Grant, Michael Lazaro Caro Jr., Rose Marie Nolasco
Seven great-great-grandchildren: Kaleb Reyna, Elijah Reyna, Mason Reyna, Avery Reyna, Benjamin Reyna, Jack Reyna, Mark Reyna
One Brother: Manuel Luna (Rosa)
As well as Nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by two sons: Luis Villa & Luis Miguel Montes Villa, One grandchild: Evette Caro, Two great-grand children: Samantha Julia Ortiz-Solis & Juan Angel Caro, Her siblings: Maria Luisa Lara, Federico Lara, Norberto Lara, Enriqueta Luna, Gloria Luna.
She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother, Wife, Sister and Friend.