Juanita Hernandez
Juanita Hernandez
Juanita Hernandez
Juanita Hernandez
Juanita Hernandez
Juanita Hernandez

Obituary of Juanita N. Hernandez

Our beloved Juanita N. "Janie's Gorditas" Hernandez, age 91, resident of San Marcos, Texas was called by our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Juanita was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65yrs.: Pablo G. Hernandez; daughter: Gloria H. Villanueva; son: Refugio N. Hernandez; parents: Agapito & Santos Natal; sisters: Isabel N. Barrientos & Rosita V. Natal; brothers: Tranquilino V. Natal, Juan V. Natal, Frank V. Natal, Jaime V. Natal, Pedro V. Natal, Antonio V. Natal and Joe V. Natal; granddaughter: Barbara V. Martinez; great grandson: Adian Zulaica and son in law: Hector Lopez. Janie was a highly spirited, fun-loving, and generous person. She loved being around her family and loved cooking for everyone. She was always in the kitchen. Her home always smelled like food. She made the best tamales. Her hobbies included: praying daily books, knitting, talking to friends and family on the phone, watching the daily Mass and her novelas on TV, and of course playing her lotto scratch off cards. She also was a big Texas Rangers and Spurs fan. She also loved animals. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Mexico with her husband Pablo and friends. On one of her trips to Mexico she learned about Gorditas, and that is where it all began. She was the first to start selling gorditas at the church fiestas. Then she opened a little stand. Then finally she opened the famous restaurant, Janie’s Gorditas. Before she got into the restaurant business she worked as a cook at Community Action Head Start for many years. Janie was a very devoted Catholic, an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Hijas de Maria as a young lady. After she married, she joined the Archicofradia. She was one of the original members when it was started in 1948 and is the oldest after 73 years. She has always been a devoted active church member. She volunteered cleaning the old and new church on Saturday mornings. She helped prepare the alter for Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc. She taught Catechism on the front steps of her house. She was a member of the Austin Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, a Eucharistic Minister, was in the Bereavement when it first began, was in the Cruzada del Rosario, was a Cursillista, was in the Coro Mariachi, and volunteered at various Church Fiestas. Janie was also a member of the G.I. Forum and a judge for L.U.L.A.C. in the Cinco De Mayo menudo cook off. Janie lived life to the fullest with her husband, family, and friends. We thank the Lord for giving her to us for as long as we had her..."we love you!" Her legacy and spirit will always continue through us, we will miss you, but you will never be forgotten in our hearts. She is survived by her daughters: Diana Hernandez Rodriguez (Raul), Vera Natal Hernandez and Maria Dolores Lopez; sons: Pablo N. Hernandez and Miguel Natal Hernandez; brother: Jesse V. Natal; grandchildren: Ann Marie Rodriguez, Viviana Rodriguez, Belinda Bourne, Eddie Villanueva Jr., Valerie Villanueva, Angela Hernandez, Cecilia Reyes, Miguel Rufus Hernandez Jr., JoAnna Tovar, Pamela Jasso, Savannah Tovar, Maria Mendiola and John Paul Lopez; great grandchildren: 28 with two on the way; great, great grandchildren: 1; and with numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. DUE TO COVID-19 ... CERTAIN RULES STILL APPLY … (MASK WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE FUNERAL HOME!!) Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 624 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, Texas. Morning Visitation will begin at 8:00am, Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Los Angeles Funeral Home … 300 Cheatham St. … San Marcos, Texas … Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Cemetery in San Marcos, Texas. Serving as Pallbearers: Miguel Rufus Hernandez, John Paul Lopez, Eddie Villanueva Jr., Patricio Flores, Zeke Martinez Jr. and Angelo Rodriguez. The Hernandez Family would like to give special thanks to Father Jairo and Father Edwin for visiting their mom at the hospital and at home. Also, thank you to Dr. Abide, Dr. Charles Anderson, the third-floor staff of Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Heart to Heart Hospice Care Staff, especially Audra Van Haaren. A big thank you to all our family and friends, too many to mention by name, for their prayers, food, and support during this difficult time. Thank you! Please visit losangelesfh.com to offer condolences.
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Wednesday
15
December

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
624 E. Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas, United States
5123538969
Wednesday
15
December

Rosary

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
624 E. Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas, United States
5123538969
Thursday
16
December

Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, December 16, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
624 E. Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas, United States
5123538969
Thursday
16
December

Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Guadalupe Cemetery
Post Rd.
San Marcos, Texas, United States
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