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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Enrique Fernandez

August 4, 1937June 15, 2020
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Enrique “Henry” Fernandez, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15th, 2020 in Austin, Texas. He was born on August 4th, 1937 in San Antonio, to Isaias Fernandez and Florinda Gonzalez.

Henry served in the United States Air Force for 21 years, fought in the Vietnam war, and retired as a tech sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force, he began to work for the post office and then IRS until retirement. Henry was also a member of the Catholic War Verterans and Golden Hearts ministry. He loved to travel the world with his wife who was the LIGHT of his life. After his wife passed, he continued to travel with his kids and grandkids. Henry was a man who loved being surrounded by his family, sharing laughs and smiles. He will be remembered as a loving, joyful and humble person that we all will miss greatly.

Henry is predeceased by his Loving wife Antonia Fernandez; his parents Isaias and Florinda Fernandez; his sisters Olivia Dipierto, Ofelia Paine; His brothers Hector Fernandez and David Fernandez. He is survived by his daughters Monica Garcia and Melinda Fernandez-Alba (Rocky); his brother Edward Fernandez and his sister Oralia Tarasuk; his 6 grandkids Laryssa Garcia, Javier De Leon, Emily De Leon, Victoria Alba, Justin Alba and Corey Alba and 9 great grandkids.

We want to thank the Veterans Association and Dr. Allen Sonstein for the care given throughout his life. As well as St. David’s Hospital during the last days. Lastly, we would like to thank all his family and friends for all the beautiful memories created throughout his life.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

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Mary Torres

July 1, 2020

My memories are many and heartfelt especially of how the girls engaged with and spent precious time with their dad whether it be a visit to the senior living center for an activity, a birthday party, a vacation spent together, an outing, a van full of family. Never did they not have time for their dad or not include him as he had led by example.
God works in mysterious ways, and Aunt Toni was able to spend loving and quality time with the girls during their early adult years. Uncle Henry was always present for their mid-adult years looking over them and enjoying time with them and the kids and vice versa. It was as if Uncle Henry and Aunt Toni had it all planed out with God to make sure their beloved girls would be cared for.
I see Uncle Henry with that twinkle in his eye and that big smile and knowing everything will be okay.❤️

Clara Gonzalez

June 28, 2020

Monica it’s Clara Gonzalez that used to work at heb iam so sorry for your loss of your grandpa remember he would want y’all to smile

Irene Morris

June 20, 2020

Please accept our condolences from the Morris family in St. Louis. In looking at pictures this morning, we found pictures of Aunt Toni and Uncle Henry the last time they traveled to Santa Maria.

Johnny Torres Sr

June 18, 2020

I loved it when Uncle Henry would come to Southern California. As soon as he would see me, he would ask, “Hey Johnny, when we going to Ports O’ Call Village?” He surely loved the Shrimp trays and beer they served there, along with the Mariachis of course. Sure gonna miss him...

Raphael Gonzales

June 18, 2020

One of my most memorable times would be when ever I went for a visit my Uncle Henry he always had his fresh made salsa which was so delicious and tortilla chips in hand LoL!! I take after him in the same way!! I love to eat them as well!! 😂
Much love !

Carolina Rivera

June 18, 2020

My condolences to you all. I had the pleasure of knowing your father and he was such a kind and pleasant man. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. You will all be in my prayers. 🙏🏻❤️

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