Surrounded by her loving family, Isabel R. Hernandez (Chavela) at the age of 94, took her first breath of heaven on December 17, 2019. The angels took her to unite with her loving husband of over 55 years, Jose S. Hernandez (Nano), who preceded her in death on the same date 14 years ago.
Isabel was born on November 19, 1925 in El Paso, Texas to parents Pablo and Refugio Delgado Rivera. She was a long time Azusa resident who loved attending bingo at the Senior Citizen Center and a true loyal Notre Dame fan! Isabel was a lovable and dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She treasured her family by embracing and cherishing every moment with them. She will be greatly missed and has left a huge hole in our hearts, but we as a family take comfort in knowing that we will see her again and be together for eternity.
Preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Refugio Delgado Rivera; her husband, Jose S. Hernandez; her infant son, Peter David Hernandez; brothers Richard and Ignacio Rivera; sister Magdalena Campos; son-in-law, Richard Cornejo; and great-granddaughters Ariel Gieseman and Zoie Cornejo. She is survived by her sons, Raymond (Rose), Joseph S. (Norma), Peter D. (Lenora) Hernandez; daughters, Rose Marie (Robert) Elkin, Maria D. (John) Castro, Esther (Tony) Gallegos, Bernadette Cornejo, Isabelle A. Hernandez; brothers, Pablo Rivera, Jr. and Albert Rivera; sister, Maria del Refugio Hernandez; 28 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
The Vigil Prayer Service will be Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM with the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM. BOTH at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 314 West Workman Avenue, Covina. The Rite of Committal will follow at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside at 2:00 PM. White's Funeral Home, Azusa, (626-334-2921) is assisting the family.
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