Angelina Apuron Hernandez
October 13, 1930 – June 28, 2020
Angelina Apuron Hernandez passed away peacefully at the age of 89 in her home in Huntington Beach, CA on June 28, 2020. She was surrounded by the love and prayers of her family as her angels prepared her place in heaven.
She was born in October 1930 to Ana Sablan Apuron and Manuel Taijito Apuron. She worked as an office clerk at the Naval Supply Depot in Guam where she met her husband of 66 years, José “Joe” Sifuentes Hernandez. They were wed on March 6, 1954.
Angelina lived a life rich in faith and love. She was a devoted Catholic, a loyal Dodger’s fan, but above all; a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Family was the pivotal essence of her life. She was proud and honored to be the matriarch of our family. She has been a major presence in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will forever be remembered for her smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace, and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate her life and find comfort that she is now an angel watching over us.
Angelina is survived by her loving husband, Joe. Her children, Ben, Rose, Art, and Charlie. Her brothers Anthony, Ramon, and Paul. Her sisters Joan and Severina, seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her son, Joseph Apuron, her brothers Jose, Pedro and Vicente Apuron, her sisters Maria and Teresita and her parents.
Visitation: Funeraria Del Angel: 2425 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim CA 92801 on Monday July 13, 2020 from 6-8 PM to remember, grieve and support one another. Limit 20 guest
Funeral Mass: Saint Bonaventure Church 16400 Springdale St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 10 AM. Restriction as to number of persons attending is also limited.
Please join us for Tuesdays service thru live stream at https://youtu.be/Z6NNrBC1G5M
Interment: Immediately following the mass at Good Shepherd Cemetery 8301 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the American Heart Association.
For your safety and ours, we ask that you please wear a face mask and maintain social distancing due to COVID-19. As difficult as it may be, we also ask that you refrain from any physical contact. We know your hearts are with ours.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.funerariadelangelanaheim.com for the Hernandez family.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Angelina Apuron Hernandez
July 15, 2020
Words of Rememberance Part 2:
We have so many cherished memories with mom. For my brother Ben, he remembers family vacations in the station wagon heading to Vegas. All of us kids waiting in the station wagon for the lodge meeting to end so we could all go inside and eat and drink and watch mom and dad dance. Mom teaching us how to make tortillas, but ours came out square because there is an art to making them round. Mom making dad breakfast every morning and making burritos for him to take for lunch. He says he still can hear the 60’s music that was playing from the radio sitting on top of the refrigerator.
For my daughter Sheena, it was their many outings shopping at Sears or Big Lots and then going to lunch at Olive Garden. Laying down on her bed watching Hallmark or Disney movies. Her singing “Are you sleeping, brother John” in Chamorro and teaching her babies how to count on their fingers. And our many girls trips to Vegas for her birthday, this was our bonding time together.
Because I worked, mom took care of my son and daughter: babysitting them, walking them to school, taking them for walks around the neighborhood. Her face would always light up whenever she talked about them and she would always tell people that she raised them. She was a great influence in their lives. She taught me how to be a good mother and a good grandma to my 2 grandsons. Don’t worry mom, I’ll take good care of them and I will make sure they never forget what a wonderful, kind, considerate, gentle, loving, caring, remarkable person you are.
We will miss how after every visit you would stand at the front door and blow us a kiss as we drove off. Something you taught your great grandsons. This will be a tradition we will carry forward.
We love you mom.
July 15, 2020
Words of Rememberance Part 1:
Good morning. Thank you all for joining us today. I especially want to thank those who have traveled great distances to be a part of this celebration of life. My name is Rose and I’m Angelina’s daughter. Many of you know her as ‘Angie’ or ‘Lin’. I know her as mom or mama.
Mom was born and raised in Guam, in a home where faith and prayer was a very strong presence. She continued this devotion to daily prayer throughout her life, which I believe kept her going strong for so many years. She taught us to never lose faith and to always pray. “He will help you,” she said. Mom's love for her family and enduring faith carried her through most of the difficult times in her life, especially when it came to her health. She would tell us that whenever her health was failing she would pray and get better. Mom would always say, that she is a “fighter and a survivor”. She would not give up easily and said it just “wasn’t her time” yet. But this past month things changed and the Lord saw her growing tired. So, the Angels prepared a place for her in heaven and the Lord decided it was time for her to come home.
I would like to share a part of her memoir where she talks about the origins of her faith. In her own words, she wrote:
“When I was a little girl my family has gone through things that I don’t understand about the Catholic faith but my mom is a very religious person. She taught us so much about God and the church itself. She’d wake us up in the morning every day to pray the Rosary. I sometime ask myself why morning and night every day? Now I know why.
I say my prayer Rosary morning and night, I promise the Blessed Mother when I went to France to help me. Now I know why. I pray to God to help my brother, for all the people in Guam every day. I understand that God is trying to help us and if we lose our faith, we are nothing in life.”
And she signed it:
“Mrs. Angelina Apuron Hernandez - thank you all for listening.”