Concepcion P. Fernandez
September 29, 1917 – December 21, 2018
Concepcion, Conchita, Fernandez, 101, of Ysleta, Texas, passed away December 21, 2018, with family by her side.
She was born to the late Alfredo and Concepcion Paz on September 29, 1917, in Ysleta, Texas. She married the late Manuel Fernandez in 1934. He preceded her in death in 1987. Conchita graduated from Incarnate Word and attended Ysleta High School. As a young girl she learned to play the piano and excelled quickly, playing for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, as an adolescent until she had to retire over 80 years later. She taught catechism, belonged to the church choir, the Altar Society, the Parish Council, the Carmelita's, Ysleta Optimist Club, Ysleta Women's Club, LULAC, and various school booster clubs supporting her children. Conchita retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Company after 28 years. She and her husband passed on a strong work ethic, their christian faith and a commitment of service to others.
Conchita will be lovingly remembered by her three surviving children and their spouses: Ida Luevanos, Ysleta, TX, Manny (Irene) Fernandez, Colorado Springs, CO, Margaret (Joe) Aguirre, El Paso, TX, son-in-law Richard Sambrano, Dallas, TX; 9 loving grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren & 8 great-great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Sambrano, El Paso, TX. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Grace Sambrano, sisters Aurora Arellano and Josephine McVay, brothers Alfredo Paz, Jr. and Louis Paz.
Visitation will be Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with a Vigil at 7p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Rite of Committal will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 131 South Zaragosa Rd, El Paso, TX 79907. Services entrusted to Evergreen East Funeral Home, 12400 East Montana, El Paso, Texas 79938 (915)855-4007
- Manny A. Fernandez, Son
- Aida Luevanos, Daughter
- Margaret Aguirre, Daughter
- Mary Lou Sambrano, Sister
- Ms. Fernandez leaves 9 Grandchildren and 19 great grand children and also 8 great great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
- Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
Concepcion P. Fernandez
Jeanette (Paz) Patterson
December 29, 2018
We always felt your love across the miles in California. Whenever Mel and I would travel to El Paso, a visit was always scheduled to see my Beloved Auntie Conchita and share family updates and stories. Her love for all six of us and our Mother was unconditionally received.
We know you are happily surrounded with Angels of family who’ve gone before you, blessed for the many good community services, singing and playing at Church weekly, a great hostess at all family gatherings, and a big heart filled with much love.
We will miss you, but know you will be remembered and remain in our hearts forever! ❤️😇🙏🏻😘
December 27, 2018
My beautiful loving grandma, thank you for being the wonderful role model we all look up to! So many thoughts and memories come to mind but so hard to put them to words. After you get your big welcome from our Lord please say hello with all our love to my mom and all our loved ones. Tell them we miss them and we pray we will be with them again one day.