Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary

3520 E Washington St, Colton, CA


Linda Hernandez

October 10, 1943August 23, 2019

On Friday August 23rd 2019 at 1:20 pm ,Linda Hernandez loving wife and mother of two , passed away at the age of 75. Linda was born on October 10th 1943 in a small home in South Colton California to Juan Villa who was killed in action in France during WWII and her mother Frances Villa Klein. Linda was raised by her loving Grandparents Camillo and Maria Espinosa. She attended Colton High School and San Bernardino Valley College. She married the love of her life, Daniel Hernandez, on June 1, 1963. They had just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. She worked for various companies throughout her life but the last and favorite was working for Arrowview Middle School in San Bernardino, working to help children. Linda devoted her life to God and Christianity, it was her passion to be at church and listening to her favorite Pastor Dane, she had a beautiful smile and compassionate spirit that will be missed by everyone that knew her. Linda is survived by her loving husband Daniel Sr. her two sons Daniel Jr and Joseph Hernandez, granddaughter Erika Smith, daughter in law Laurie Hernandez, her two sisters Carol Klein Hamre and June Klein Perez, plus her Aunt Carmen Espinosa Garcia whom she loved like a sister, and also many other nephews and nieces and cousins. The family is requesting that anyone attending to come casual not fancy. They want to celebrate her life as she lived.


  • Daniel Hernandez Sr., Husband
  • Daniel Hernandez Jr., Son
  • Joseph Hernandez, Son
  • Erika Smith, Granddaughter
  • Laurie Hernandez, Daughter-in-law


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Chapel Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Linda Hernandez

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Scott Hamre

August 31, 2019

The first time I remember meeting Linda, my wife's sister, was sometime after Carol and I became engaged or, even, at our wedding. From there we spent several holidays together and one of my favorites was a big Thanksgiving we hosted with both family sides in Grand Terrace in our recreation hall. Of course, the best events were Christmas Eve visits at Danny and Linda's house for the traditional tamale luncheon. Linda, I can add with assurances, made fantastic tamales and certainly the best I ever ate. We always left with at least a dozen she had lovingly packaged just for us.
Most of all, Carol says that Danny and Linda were a beautiful young couple in the early 60's and onward and were so obviously devoted to each other for all these years. Our sister Linda was a gentle, kind and gracious person and so easy to love. We will miss her but with high hopes to meet again and never part.