OBITUARY

Manuel Hernandez Diaz

February 3, 1962February 3, 2020
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Manuel Hernandez Diaz was born on February 3, 1962 in Rancho Monte de la Virgen, Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away on February 3, 2020 in Modesto, California.

  • FAMILY

  • Graciela Rodriguez Valdivia, Esposa
  • Rellez Hernandez, Hijo
  • Liliana Hernandez, Hija
  • Bertha Hernandez, Hija
  • Graciela Hernandez, Hija
  • Carina Hernandez, Hija
  • Kristal Hernandez, Hija
  • Gissel Hernandez, Hija
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rellez Hernandez
  • Octavio Montes
  • Gerardo Garcia
  • Salvador Garcia
  • Santiago Saldivar
  • Yahir Garcia, Portador Honorario

Services

  • Visitacion Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Rosario Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Servicios Funebres Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Memories

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Yanelly Garcia Hernández

February 19, 2020

❤️ My Guardian Angel lives in Heaven I called him Grandpa

Tu Katrina

February 18, 2020

¡PAPITO CHULO TE AMO Y TE EXTRAÑO MUCHO!

Tu Katrina

February 18, 2020

Daddy, I'm going to miss being able to hold your hand once again now that you're gone!
I LOVE YOU!

Graciela Hernandez (Tu Reinita)

February 18, 2020

Manuel, antes las noches se me hacían tan cortas cuando estabas conmigo y a hora que no estas se me hacen tan largas. Cuando amanece me imagino que te fuiste a trabajar, pero ya que se llega la tarde me pongo triste al ver que no llegas. ¡Te extraño mucho, yo sé que solo te me adelantase y algún día nos volveremos a encontrar!

Graciela Hernandez (Tu Reinita)

February 18, 2020

Manuel, siempre estuve muy orgulloso de ti porque fuiste un gran padre y gran esposo. Y también me sentí tan orgullosa de lo trabajador que eras. Y tan cariñoso, como me desías "Mi Reinita" Siempre te voy a extrañar y llevar en mi corazón. ¡Donde quiera que estes Te Ama por siempre Tu Reinita!

Tu Katrina

February 18, 2020

Aunque ya no puedo abrazarte te voy a tener siempre en mi corazon!

Graciela Hernandez

February 17, 2020

UN PEDAZO DE NUESTROS CORAZONES VIVE EN EL CIELO

Familia Hernandez

February 16, 2020

contento de ir a visitar a su familia ah Mexico Un Gran ser Humano siempre pendiente de su familia

Familia Hernandez

February 16, 2020

El siempre contento con sus proyectos , nos decía “ para mi esto no es trabajo, me divierte “

Liliana Hernandez

February 16, 2020

Daddy not a day goes by that I don’t think of you.
Wish I could pick up the phone and call you and ask you how your day was.
And hear you say “me too, me too “ every time I said I love you Daddy.
As days go by as I miss you more and more.
You were the kindest father I was blessed with you for a father. ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Eliza with grandpa. Grandpa say's it all with that look.

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Abuelito con Eliza muy orgulloso de su nieta.

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El bautismo de Emily 2019

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Feliz cumpleaños papa.

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Feliz cumpleaños Chela, Manuel siempre feliz de celebrarla.

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Padre eh hijo. A el siempre le gustava que Rellez usara tejana.

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Salvador Jr y Eliza con Grandpa.

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Biography

When Manuel Hernandez Diaz walked into the room, those in his company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Manuel was and how he impacted those around him. Manuel was a clever and generous person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people.

Manuel was born on February 3rd,1962 at Zapotlanejo Jalisco Mexico in Rancho Monte De La Virgen. He was the son of Rosario Hernandez Tapia and Maria Guadalupe Diaz Parra. Manuel was raised in Monte De La Virgen and San Jose De Las Flores. While some who knew Manuel might describe him as an idealist, his friends and family understood well that Manuel was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to him.

Manuel was raised with seven siblings. He had a twin brother Jose Reyes, and one older brother Juan, four older sisters Carmen, Maria, Anita and Rosario. Manuel was very accepting and supportive of his family. He was perceived as the central person in his family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Manuel was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Manuel well in his adult life and, along with his, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew him.

As a young boy, Manuel was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew him into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Manuel was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with his peers. He loved to box as a child and arm wrestle. In his spare time he liked ride horses.

On March 12, 1983 Manuel married Graciela Rodriguez Valdivia in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico. He was quite sensitive towards Graciela's needs, showing his constant concern and fondness. Manuel was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served him well in helping to nurture his family.
Manuel came to the United States at the age 16 he lived in McArthur California near Redding, were he worked in harvesting strawberries. He lived there until 1987 where he then settled in Waterford, California. Manuel loved nature one of his quotes was "Always hug a tree and make a wish the tree's will send your wish to the wind and make it come true".

For Manuel, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of his life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Hernandez home. Manuel's skill at understanding his children's feelings, his sensitivity to their needs, Manuel was a caring father always ready to listen and and talk. Manuel was blessed with seven children who will carry out his legacy: One son Rellez, and six Daughters Liliana, Bertha, Graciela, Carina, Kristal and Gissel. They were also blessed with Ten grandchildren, Melissa, Yahir, Yarixa, Andrea, Eliza, Salvador Jr, Adelyn, Yanelly, Sebastian, and Emily.

Manuel was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made him an exceptional worker. His primary occupation was as a Field worker in agriculture. He was employed for Green Leaf Company. He worked in the almond fields for the last 27 years. Manuel was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize him. Manuel had the ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of his gift for insight. Manuel's fellow workers saw him as a supporter and a mentor.

Because Manuel loved to have a broad variety of activities in his life, he took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. But one of his his favorite pursuits was gardening he loved planting plants, tree's and tending to his vegetable garden. He also liked building projects. Manuel had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of his favorite pastimes. However, Manuel's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

Manuel's love of improvising in his daily life was a perfect fit for his enjoyment of traveling. His favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Manuel took his vacations seriously, well, as seriously as he possibly could. Favorite vacations included and consisted of visiting his family in Mexico.

Manuel was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. Capi was a dachshund he took in and they were best friends for 5 years. At one point he had chickens and roosters and even a goat, until the neighbors complained or his wife Graciela. He would care and feed any stray dog or cat he would see. He was a true animal and nature lover.

Manuel Hernandez Diaz passed away on February 3rd, 2020 at Kaiser Hospital, Modesto, CA. Manuel fought a year long battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife Graciela; children Rellez, Liliana, Bertha, Graciela, Carina, Kristal and Gissel; grandchildren Melissa, Yahir, Yarixa, Andrea, Eliza, Salvador Jr., Adelyn, Yanelly, Sebastian, And Emily. Services were held at; Visitation Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson and Church service St. Frances of Rome in Riverbank.

There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Manuel. He loved to dance polkas and Zapatiado music he was always the life of the party with his unique way of dancing. He had a thing for being clever, creative and a great handyman no project was to big for him. While he was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Manuel Hernandez Diaz for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Manuel was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with his loved ones.