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Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa, New Braunfels, TX

OBITUARY

Ruth Hernandez Grimaldo

May 7, 1940August 8, 2019
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Ruth H. Grimaldo, of Georgetown, Texas originally from New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8th at the age of 79. She is survived by her son, Marco A. Grimaldo of Washington, D.C., her daughter Rebecca G. Schmude and son-in-law Erik M. Schmude and three grandsons, Michael, Alex and Matthew Schmude. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Pedro and Carmen Hernandez, her nephews and nieces Pedro F. Hernandez, Jr., Meiling Prados Hernandez, Omar Adrian Hernandez, Heather Hernandez Rosen, and Maria Stull. Also, by many great nieces and nephews and loved ones that are too numerous to list. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Grimaldo and her brother Hernando H. Hernandez. Ruth was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas where her home church played an important part in her life. She was a woman of faith with strong convictions and loyalty for family and close friends. She lived for many years in Brownsville, Texas and retired to Georgetown to be with her grandchildren. She was long-time member of San Gabriel Presbyterian Church in Georgetown and was active in the ministries of that church and community. Funeral arrangements will be at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX. There will be a viewing Tuesday, Aug. 13th from 5-7 pm and on Wednesday, Aug. 14th from 10am to 2pm, followed by A Service of Witness to the Resurrection at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial gift to either First Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels, TX First Presbyterian Church 1762 S. Walnut New Braunfels, TX 78130, or to Bread for the World 425 3rd Street, SW 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20024.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her son, Marco A. Grimaldo of Washington, D.C., her daughter Rebecca G. Schmude and son-in-law Erik M. Schmude and three grandsons, Michael, Alex and Matthew Schmude. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Pedro and Carmen Hernandez, her nephews and nieces Pedro F. Hernandez, Jr., Meiling Prados Hernandez, Omar Adrian Hernandez, Heather Hernandez Rosen, and Maria Stull. Also, by many great nieces and nephews and loved ones that are too numerous to list. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Grimaldo and her brother Hernando H. Hernandez.

Services

  • Public Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Public Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Esther Wennerstrand

August 14, 2019



Dear Mark , Becky, Erik, grandsons, and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Nena’s passing. I remember you Mark and Becky as young as 2 or 3 when you visited Grandma Lupe and Grandpa Joe in Austin.

Memories of Ruth go back a long time. I have known Ruth all my life and as long as a can remember we always knew her as Nena. I loved her good humor, intelligence, and good nature.

Ruth’s family was part of my father’s church. Back then Mexican Presbyterians gathered in conventions in different towns throughout the year and for those who may not know, Ruth’s family founded the first Presbyterian church in New Braunfels.

I remember one time my husband John and I were visiting Pete and Nena in San Diego and we took a day trip to Tijuana. We were young and very naive. Pete and Ruth were 20 years old and John and I were 24 and 25.

Shortly after arriving in Tijuana, Pete and John were approached by seedy men who offered us a place for the night. John and Pete immediately corrected the hucksters, and told them we were their wives and not ladies of the night. Then they quickly made another indecent proposal.

That evening Pete and John took us to a boxing match. We were surprised to find that there were no women present. I believe the crowd of men assumed we were prostitutes. Needless to say John and Pete kept us close to them. We left after the first boxing match. That was an interesting experience because we were so naive and this was our first exposure to a different culture.

As you may know, John my husband died of a long battle with cancer. So I am aware that when a loved one is suffering. Their passing can be a relief. Again so sorry to hear this news. God be with you. You are continually in my prayers.

Love,
Esther

Jimmy & Frieda Belton

August 14, 2019

Our sincere condolences on your mom’s passing . We were heart broken to see her obit in today’s paper . We had been trying for years to contact her .. we were in your area at least once a year for the past couple of years for judicial conferences .

Your mom was a lovely person ..we enjoyed many laughs . We also enjoyed many gatherings that included your dad . Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family .

Juanita Villanueva Alvarez

August 13, 2019

Ruth's Family,
We are so sad to hear about the loss of our dear cousin, your mother and your sister. Ruth was a very special lady with a beautiful heart and will be dearly missed. We are so sorry that we will not be at the funeral but our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.
May Ruth rest in peace.

God blessings,
Juanita and Claudio (Clyde) Alvarez
Atlanta, Georgia

Jaime Aguilar, SR

August 13, 2019

to the Hernandez family I am so sorry for your lose . may God give you all the strength to carry on . I remember when I was a small child and stayed with my grandmother we lived across the street from Pete and Ruth . I use to care for the German Shepard's they use to have . I would feed them and water them and clean there pin I remember being afraid of the dogs but Pete reassured me that it was safe ,and it was . it had been a long time sense then but I never forgot the experience or Pete and Ruth . I also remember Marco as a small boy and the rest of the family next door to them . may god Bless them both as they are in Gods arms . God bless you all and know that Ruth and Pete were the best. MR and MRS Jaime G. Aguilar, Sr , New Braunfels,TX

Norma Maldonado-Hernandez

August 11, 2019

Ruth was very excited to be able to make it to our wedding. She looked beautiful and so happy. It was great seeing her smile and spending time with her. Marco & Rebecca & Pedro our deepest condolences for the loss of mother & sister.

FROM THE FAMILY

Freshman year - New Braunfels, Tx

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Ruth with her Uncle Fernando Morales - February 1943

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In New Braunfels High School band 1958

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Birthday luncheon April 1957

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At 3 years of age

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Freshman year - New Braunfels, Tx

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Ruth with her Uncle Fernando Morales - February 1943

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In New Braunfels High School band 1958

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Birthday luncheon April 1957

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At 3 years of age

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High School graduation 1958

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Newlyweds in Oceanside, California

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Ruth in San Francisco 2013

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Ruth and Pete January 1987

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"Nenny" with grandsons Michael and Alex 2002 - Round Rock, Tx

Biography

Ruth H. Grimaldo, of Georgetown, Texas originally from New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8th at the age of 79. She is survived by her son, Marco A. Grimaldo of Washington, D.C., her daughter Rebecca G. Schmude and son-in-law Erik M. Schmude and three grandsons, Michael, Alex and Matthew Schmude. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Pedro and Carmen Hernandez, her nephews and nieces Pedro F. Hernandez, Jr., Meiling Prados Hernandez, Omar Adrian Hernandez, Heather Hernandez Rosen, and Maria Stull. Also, by many great nieces and nephews and loved ones that are too numerous to list. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Grimaldo and her brother Hernando H. Hernandez.
Ruth was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas where her home church played an important part in her life. She was a woman of faith with strong convictions and loyalty for family and close friends. She lived for many years in Brownsville, Texas and retired to Georgetown to be with her grandchildren. She was long-time member of San Gabriel Presbyterian Church in Georgetown and was active in the ministries of that church and community.
Funeral arrangements will be at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX. There will be a viewing Tuesday, Aug. 13th from 5-7 pm and on Wednesday, Aug. 14th from 10am to 2pm, followed by A Service of Witness to the Resurrection at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial gift to either First Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels, TX First Presbyterian Church 1762 S. Walnut New Braunfels, TX 78130, or to Bread for the World 425 3rd Street, SW 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20024.