Herminia Cardenas Nuese

November 24, 1942February 26, 2018

Our Mother, Herminia Cardenas Nuese was born on November 24, 1942, in Jalisco, Mexico. She came to the United States when she was about 18 years old. She resided in San Diego, CA. She was married on November 11, 1967. A few years later, she and her husband moved to National City. She gave birth to 5 daughters, who she loved immensely and always tried to do what she could for each one of them as she was able to. She also leaves behind 3 sons-in-law and 7 Grandchildren. Her faith has always been rooted in Catholicism. She raised her children in her faith and to always turn to our Lord Jesus Christ in both good and difficult times. Sadly, in June of 2017, she suffered a massive stroke and unfortunately never fully recovered. She died peacefully in her home with her family present on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm.


  • Funeral Mass Service Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, March 5, 2018

Herminia Cardenas Nuese

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leslie Hermoso

March 2, 2018

There are so many memories of my mom. She had a great sense of humor, loved watching jeopardy, worked hard, loved her daughters and grandchildren, and had the most amazing memory of historical and current events. For example, she could tell me at the drop of a dime when each world war broke out and ended, who was in power, the aftermath of such events, and then in the same breath remind me not to forget my niece's birthday the following week. Growing up, she had a difficult life, her own mother died when she was only 3 years old and was raised by a very stern Grandmother. She came to America from Mexico when she was 18 years old. She worked as a housekeeper, and babysitter to make a living. She always dressed classy, with her hair and makeup done up. She learned to speak English by watching Sesame Street. She told us that once she learned the word "strawberry" she never ordered another chocolate ice cream again! My Mom loved working as an instructional aide for many years and cared for those kids in the classroom, as she did her own. She always wanted to travel and see Europe, unfortunately, her progressive arthritis did not allow for that, but you would never know that by her positive attitude. Our Mom was amazing and will be sorely missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her, especially her children. We know that our Mom is in the presence of God and at peace. Which is what provides us solace at this time. We Love you forever Mom! Your daughters