Teresa D. Hernandez

January 4, 1930January 1, 2021

Teresa "Teddy" Hernandez, age 90, of Bonita, California, passed away Friday afternoon, January 1, 2021, in loving peace along side her loving family, where she resided for eight years with her daughter Elsa and son inlaw Andrew Loperena.

She was born January 4, 1930, in Placencia California, a daughter of late Alejo and Balbina Diaz, Teddy was one of 11 children.

Teresa and Aurelio Hernandez were married for sixty years. They were blessed with four children, ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Preceeded in death by her husband Aurelio, their first born son Arturo Hernandez, and third grandchild Teresita Estrada.

Teresa lived a beautiful life filled with the joy of all her loving family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, family gatherings, spending time with friends, making puzzles, reading her magazines, watching her novelas, making tamales, telling stories of her life, wining big at the casinos, but most of all, she loved dancing. Her favorite color was purple and she always dressed in it for casino day, it was her lucky color.

Teresa was a very spiritual woman. She loved getting dressed up for Sunday mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Parrish in the company of her daughter Elsa and friends.

She was an inspiration to us all. Making everyone she spoke with feel blessed and happy to know her. She always had her beautiful smile, she was a true reflection of the word beautiful. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Teresa is survived by her children, Elsa (Andrew) Loperena, Martha (Ricardo) Estrada, and Toribio (Lorraine) Hernandez.

Outdoor services will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Parrish on January 25, 2021, beginning with the Viewing at 9:00AM, Rosary at 9:30AM, Mass at 10:00AM. Burial services will follow at Glen Abbey Mortuary at 11:30AM. This will conclude the services.


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Virginia Villasenor

January 21, 2021

So many fond memories of a beautiful person. Whenever you saw Teddy you were guaranteed to be met with a great big beautiful smile. She loved conversation and we enjoyed hearing her stories, especially of her childhood and her family. She loved life and felt so blessed from childhood until God called her home. She will be missed, her faith was strong and she was sure she would be reunited with the loved ones that proceeded her in death. Rest In Peace Teddy, you will be remembered for decades to come. Jose & Virginia Villaseñor

Celia & Jim Woerner

January 20, 2021

We came to love Teresita as we sat close at Corpus Christy Catholic Church! She was always a gentle, loving , kind, friendly and a faithful servant of the Lord!
Teresita was a pleasure talking, sharing our thoughts and our lives! We will miss seeing her, but she is in our hearts and in our thoughts!
Dear Lord, you are listening to our pleading. Help us find in your Son comfort and consolation in our sadness, please give us the courage to live through this hour. Make our faith stronger through Christ our Lord! Amen
Celia and Jim Woerner



Teresa D. Hernandez was born in Placentia, CA. She grew up in Salinas, CA. After meeting the love of her life: Aurelio “Willie” Hernandez they settled down in San Diego, CA. Together, they created a wonderful life with their four beloved children, Tudy, Elsa, Martha and Toby Hernandez. Through her life she was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

She was a woman of strong Catholic faith who found happiness and strength through prayer. Even as a little girl her connection to the holy spirit was strong, and it showed with her admiration of white doves. She will always be remembered by her beautiful smile, her sweet spirit, and her loving heart. Known as “Teddy” to many; “Mom”, “Grandma” and “Grammita” by few, she was an Angel on Earth for us and she will forever be in our hearts.