OBITUARY

Lucia O. Hernandez

December 17, 1940January 17, 2021
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Lucia Olga Hernandez (Cia), 80, of El Paso, beloved mother and grandmother, died Sunday, January 17, 2021, at home with her family. She was born December 17, 1940 to Enrique and Valentina Acosta in El Paso, Texas. Lucia graduated from Austin High School in 1959. She married Enrique ‘Henry’ Hernandez on July 3, 1963; he preceded her in death after 54 years of marriage. As an active member of St. Raphael Parish, she volunteered with its chapter of St. Vincent de Paul. During her children’s schooling at St. Joseph’s Elementary, she was an involved volunteer working as a yard lady & multiple activities for the school. She enjoyed traveling to visit family, friends, and historical sites. Her hobbies included stained glass, painting, crafting, and playing guitar. The consideration she gave to others was apparent in the gracious way she would attend to your simplest needs, like always being sent off with a homemade burrito when leaving on a trip. Her guileless soul touched many people throughout her life. She was a mother figure to all those in need. Lucia, better known as “mom” and “Grandma Cia” will be missed dearly by many, but her husband is surely happy to see her again. Surviving Lucia are her four sons: Enrique Jr. (Anita), Daniel, Jaime (Mary), and Carlos; eight grandchildren Andrea, Diego, Jaime, Jacob, Esteban, Pablo, Ava Lucia, and Charlotte; two brothers Henry and Alfonso Acosta and one sister Eva Sanchez. The visitation and Rosary are scheduled from 9-11 AM, Vigil at 10 AM, on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Funeraria Del Angel Central, 3839 Montana, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 AM in St. Raphael Parish presided by Father Celino. Vigil may be seen on Facebook livestream by going to https://www.facebook.com/fdacentral/ There will be a private burial following at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Vincent De Paul at St. Raphael Parish, 2301 Zanzibar, El Paso, Texas 79935.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Vigil

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Lisa Ripley

February 26, 2021

Aunt Cia,
I will truly miss the joy you brought to the family. I am grateful for your wisdom and love. Rejoice in your internal life with Uncle Henry.
Love you both!
💜 Lisa

Sandra Ruiz

February 26, 2021

Let me start by sending our deepest condolences. Mrs.Hernandez had a heart of gold and was one of the sweetest women you could ever meet. Her kindness and beautiful smile would greet you each and everytime we would meet. She always shared wonderful memories of her late husband and told me funny stories of spending time with her grandkids. God needed another angel in Heaven and chose Lucia to fill that spot. She will be greatly missed and our family sends prayers and well wishes to the family. With all our love, Uncle Armando, Tia Norma, Cindy & Sandy

Arthur Castro

February 26, 2021

Thinking of the Hernandez family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Mrs. Hernandez. She was a beautiful sweet lady who always treated me with kindness. I am holding you all close in my heart.
Peace and Love to you all

Barbara Lesley

February 26, 2021

Lucia was a very dear friend. We spent many years sharing our love to create stained glass projects and many lunch times that lasted all afternoon. I will always miss my wonderful friend.

Mary Hernandez

February 25, 2021

Grandma Cia,
You taught me so much about mothering and you did it with such grace and patience. There wasn’t a time when you didn’t show up to be with us when we needed you. You and Apa were there for the birth of our first child when Jaime was deployed. You helped us move cross country from Rhode Island to Washington. Even after the love of your life passed, you still gave more of yourself to us because that’s who who were. You were always so selfless and paid such close attention to the needs of others and you did it all with a beautiful smile. Although I will miss you terribly, I’m so comforted knowing you are with our Heavenly Father and the Blessed Mother. I love you! -Mary

Jaime Hernandez

February 25, 2021

Oh Mom, how we will all miss you so much. My heart is so sad, but you gave me so much be be grateful for in life. I thank you for always being so loving and available to your family, for teaching me to trust God, and for showing us all how to love one another. May God grant you eternal rest and perpetual light shine upon you. Give Dad a big kiss for me! I will see you in the Kingdom. I love you!

Deanna Almaguer

February 25, 2021

Aunt Cia has always been the artsy one on my moms side and I really appreciate the connection we had there, I always admired her glass art and paintings and it inspired me to be the artist I am today. Aunt Cia always thought of the little things, I would always pick up rocks when I was little and Aunt Cia would gift me beautiful geodes and crystals that I have to this day up here in AZ. And although she’s gone physically, it is reassuring to know that she is happy in heaven with Uncle Henry because I know she missed him so much.

Elena Michel

January 20, 2021

This beautiful angel made a big imprint in my life. Her endless support, her kindness, her prayers helped shape my life. We will miss her. To the Hernandez family, may God Bless each one of you, may you have rest and joy in knowing she is in good hands in Heaven as she reunited with her hubby Mr Henry Hernandez. I thank the Lord for granting me the gift of putting her in my life.

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Biography

Lucia Olga Hernandez (Cia), 80, of El Paso, beloved mother and grandmother, died Sunday, January 17, 2021, at home with her family. She was born December 17, 1940 to Enrique and Valentina Acosta in El Paso, Texas.
Lucia graduated from Austin High School in 1959. She married Enrique ‘Henry’ Hernandez on July 3, 1963; he preceded her in death after 54 years of marriage. As an active member of St. Raphael Parish, she volunteered with its chapter of St. Vincent de Paul. During her children’s schooling at St. Joseph’s Elementary, she was an involved volunteer working as a yard lady & multiple activities for the school. She enjoyed traveling to visit family, friends, and historical sites. Her hobbies included stained glass, painting, crafting, and playing guitar. The consideration she gave to others was apparent in the gracious way she would attend to your simplest needs, like always being sent off with a homemade burrito when leaving on a trip. Her guileless soul touched many people throughout her life. She was a mother figure to all those in need.
Lucia, better known as “mom” and “Grandma Cia” will be missed dearly by many, but her husband is surely happy to see her again. Surviving Lucia are her four sons: Enrique Jr. (Anita), Daniel, Jaime (Mary), and Carlos; eight grandchildren Andrea, Diego, Jaime, Jacob, Esteban, Pablo, Ava Lucia, and Charlotte; two brothers Henry and Alfonso Acosta and one sister Eva Sanchez.
The visitation and Rosary are scheduled from 9-11 AM, Vigil at 10 AM, on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Funeraria Del Angel Central, 3839 Montana, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 AM in St. Raphael Parish presided by Father Celino. Vigil may be seen on Facebook livestream by going to https://www.facebook.com/fdacentral/ There will be a private burial following at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Vincent De Paul at St. Raphael Parish, 2301 Zanzibar, El Paso, Texas 79935.