Azeneth M. Hernandez

August 9, 1929July 6, 2018

Azeneth Hernandez went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 6, 2018. She was 88 years old. She was a resident of Citrus Heights for 58 years and is survived by her daughter, Miriam Hernandez-Garcia (Long Beach, Ca) and her son, Carlos Hernandez III; her grandchildren, Jonathan V. Hernandez, Lara A. Garcia (Long Beach, Ca), and Jacqueline N. Hernandez; siblings, Joel Mojica (Tx), Martha Grijalva (Tx), Homer Mojica (Tx), and Rachel Nino (Tx) and many nephews and nieces in both California and Texas. Azeneth was born in Uvalde, Texas on August 9, 1929 to Miguel and Paz Mojica. When she was a teenage girl, she and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas. Her father was a minister and she often recounted memories of helping her father in his ministry. When she was a young girl, Azeneth came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.

In 1955, she married Carlos Hernandez and in 1960, they moved their family to California. They became members of Northgate Southern Baptist Church where she actively served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher. She also enjoyed taking care of the babies and small children in the church nursery and singing in the church choir. In 1981, her husband was ordained as Pastor of the church. Azeneth embraced her role as the Pastor’s wife and faithfully served alongside him until he retired in 2014.

Early on Azeneth worked for the Singer Sewing Company and gave sewing classes for several years. After moving to California she enjoyed taking care of children and had her own home daycare. All of the children called her “Grandma” because of her loving and generous heart.

Carlos and Azeneth were married for 62 years. He was her best friend and together, they raised their children in the admonition of the Lord. Throughout her life, Azeneth was a true example of God’s love, devotion and faithfulness. Her greatest joys were spending time with family, watching her grandchildren grow up and serving in her church.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17


  • Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Reception Monday, July 23, 2018

Azeneth M. Hernandez

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Maria Ortega

July 10, 2018

Dear Miriam and Carlos, I just want to take this moment to tell you want a love your mom was. I truly loved calling her "mom" since she was like a second mom to me. I will always treasure my trips to Sacramento with Miriam to see all of you and to spend time with mom . My favorite part was how she could always whip up a meal that was delicious in just a few minutes. You could not leave her house if you had not had at least one meal. She always took the simplest ingredients and made them into the most amazing breakfast, lunch or dinner. I also loved visiting with your parents because of their unwavering love for each other and of course for the Lord. What a beautiful example of loving the Lord and being a Godly Woman. Thank you for sharing her with me and for letting me call her "mom." I will truly miss her love, kindness and example of being a great mom, wife, and Christian woman. I'm sure she is in charge of the ladies group in heaven.

gerri grijalva

July 9, 2018

Aunt Chene, what can you say? She was truly one of a kind in the mold of the irreplaceable Mojica family.
Heaven has a new angle this week. As kids we so looked forward to visiting our cousins in California and when we did, would for the most part stay with our Aunt Chene. That is where I first learned of the use of the word "mejo." One time her and aunt Carol had me trying on some hand me down pants from Michael, Timmy and Carlos, every time I came out to show the aunts how they looked on me she would call me "mejo." I told my mom,"My name isn't "mejo"- so she told me what it meant and I said "Oh ok now I get it." Ever since I have always associated that word with her- even now when I hear it, it 's an instant memory of our beloved Chene. The other thing I remember was when they came to visit us they said that they had a flat tire- and in changing the tire the car fell on Carlos's hand. Well Chene lifted the car off of Carlos's hand all by herself! That story is legendary in the annuls of our family history. I will miss you Aunt Chen.

Love Gerri Grijalva

Annette Covey

July 9, 2018

When Yvette and I were around 3 years old, Aunt Chene sewed doll pillows for us. According to my mom we loved those dolls and took them everywhere!

The week of my wedding both she and Aunt Carol came to my mom’s rescue and helped her finish sewing Yvette and Sylvia’s bridesmaids dresses. I’ll never forget James’ impression of Aunt Chene.
He was so amazed with her vigor and talent!

I will always remember her faithful prayers for my family and her love for each of us.

Cindee Grijalva

July 8, 2018

Aunt Chene was my favorite aunt!
During the time when I was a baby, my dad was at UT and my mom was working in Austin to help him financially.
All week long I would stay in San Antonio with my grandma, Mama Paz and Uncle Carlos and Aunt Chene. They would take me everywhere!
They were somewhat my "surrogate" parents.
Growing up I always looked forward to going to California for our family vacation to see them.
My mom, and Chene use to sew Barbie clothes for Miriam and I and would send them in the mail.
Once Chene made me a beautiful, pink satin, evening gown for my Barbie.
I took it to school to show all my friends. No one had one like that. The Barbie and the dress sat on my dresser a long time!
Thank you, for loving me and taking care of me. I will miss you soooo much!