Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary

7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA


Rebecca Salgado Ortega Hernandez

April 5, 1961September 3, 2019

Rebecca Salgado Ortega Hernandez, passed away on September 2, 2019. Rebecca was born in Riverside CA on April 5, 1961 to Thomas and Angela Ortega. Rebecca graduated from Norte Vista High School in 1979. After graduating high school Rebecca continued with establishing her 36 year career with Stater Bros Market as a produce clerk/cashier where she retired on January 24, 2019. She worked in Stater Bros stores all over the Inland Empire servicing Grand Terrace, Colton, Redlands, and finished her career in Beaumont. Rebecca was a devoted Daughter who cared for her parents throughout their illnesses and until their death. Rebecca continued to care for her parents as she tended to her parent’s gravesite weekly and referred to it as her “garden”. In 1999, she met her Husband Gilbert and her soon to be stepchildren Nicole and Gilly. Rebecca and Gilbert welcomed their son Miguel in 2001. Miguel was and is her pride and joy. As a Mother, Rebecca was devoted to being there for not only her children but to her nephews and nieces as she was always present to celebrate any milestone. Rebecca was also a kind heart that made many friends over the years and was always known for her welcoming smile and her tremendous generosity.

Rebecca enjoyed traveling as she and Gilbert often visited Nicole and Gilly during their time in the military to Missouri, Texas, Kansas, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In July 2019, Rebecca took her last trip to Fort Jackson, South Carolina where she witnessed her son Miguel graduate from Basic Training and become a Soldier in the United States Army. Rebecca was a proud Mother, Grandmother, and loving Wife.

Rebecca also treasured her 3 Grandchildren- Gabriel, Gavin, and Gracie. Rebecca was also a dog Mom to Oso who she named after her Father. She loved going to the beaches in California, Hawaii, and Cabo San Lucas. She enjoyed her daily morning 4 mile walks around Beaumont as well as working in her yard and tending to her plants. Rebecca loved Angel’s baseball, scary movies, decorating, sunflowers, knick knacks and peanut M&M ‘s. Her home was always full of pictures of those she loved and those who loved her.

She is survived by her husband Gilbert; son Miguel; 2 stepchildren, Nicole and Gilly; 3 grandchildren; a sister Christina and brothers, Thomas and Robert. She also leaves behind 5 nephews and a niece.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AchesonandGraham.com for the Hernandez family.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019


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Diana Barron

September 11, 2019

I have no words, just memories of you, my cousin Rebecca. Always so sweet with a hug when we ran into each. Although, not as close in our adult years as we were when we were younger, but always "family" to me. We shared weekly visits for many years at Grandma & Grandpa Salgado's house; Christmas every year between our parent's houses; and many family special occasion celebrations over the years. A few years ago we became FaceBook friends and shared our lives that way. I loved seeing you doting on your son Miguel, finally retiring, enjoying your family and new life. You will be missed dear cousin. Love you.
Diane (Salgado Hernandez) Barron

Cora King

September 10, 2019

After moving to Beaumont I saw Rebecca at work at least once a week while shopping. She always had a big smile, hug and kind words. I so enjoyed her sense of humor but more so I loved when she spoke of her son Miguel. Her eyes lit up and her love for him shone through so brightly. You will be missed dear friend. God just got another precious angel. Cora King

Rachel Hernandez

September 10, 2019

I was envious of her hair! The style with every hair in its place. I asked her one day how she styled her hair and she just laughed it was her style it fit her, no pretense and it looked great on her and others probably copied her style. I know I wished it fit me but it never would have looked as good as it did her. I love you my dear niece and just knowing you are no longer with us leaves an empty spot in my heart. Love you rest in peace - my love to your mom and dad. Aunt Rachel

Glenna Salgado

September 10, 2019

Rebecca held a special place in our hearts and we’ve always felt her love. We’ll never forget the thrill at Route 66 in Ontario this time last year when we ran into each other and she insisted we climb into their car, George, Jeff and I, and go for a cruise with her and Gilbert, we actually did a couple of laps around the circuit of the event, it was so fun, something I've always wanted to do and she made it happen. Rebecca leaves a huge void in the lives of so many loved ones, we will miss her. May she rest in peace.
Big "Oso" hugs,
Aunt Glenna and Uncle George Salgado

Robert Ortega

September 10, 2019

Big sister I have no words and can’t believe you are gone, you had all these plans for your retirement life, I will cherish all the memories we had and the phone calls and visits. Thank you for treating my boys as your own and Treating Julia like a sister, she loved you back like her own family. This is so hard to understand “ WHY” you were taken so soon, I have shed so many tears when I think of all the good times we had together . I love you and will never forget you, I know your with Mom and Dad, so your in good hands, you know we will look out for Miguel and give our guidance to him, so don’t worry about that he will be in good hands. Your news crush the boys and they will miss you greatly. This is a shock to us. I love and will miss my big sister. Your little brother Robert love you