Elida R. Hernandez

November 26, 1939January 14, 2023
Obituary of Elida R. Hernandez
Elida R. Hernandez, age 83, entered Heaven peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family on January 14, 2023. Elida was preceded in death by her first husband Ramon Rios in 1957, her husband and the love of her life Rosbel Hernandez. Parents Agapito B. and Gregoria C. Ramirez, In-Laws Jose A. and Andrea Z. Hernandez, Brothers Agapito Ramirez, Jr., Anselmo Ramirez, Brother-in-law David Loya, and her Great-Granddaughter Milena A. Gonzalez. She is survived by her children: Ramon Rios, Jr. (Stacy), Yvonne H. Gonzalez (Mauricio), and Michelle E. Hernandez. Grandchildren: Mauricio G. Gonzalez, Lindsey A. Rios-Bufkin (Amy), Ramon Rios III, Nicolas R. Gonzalez (Amanda) and Carlos A. Hernandez. Great-Grandchildren: Bailey A. Gonzalez, Sebastian N. Gonzalez, Emery J. Rios-Bufkin, Maggie E. Rios, and Tristan J. Gonzalez. Her siblings: Maria Santos Licon (Seferino), Margarita De Hoyos (Filipe), Maria Irma Cantu (Julian), Rodolfo Ramirez, Federico Ramirez (Diana), Maria Christina Garza-Loya, Sister-in-law Delia Ramirez, and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews, and both family-in-laws. Elida enjoyed being a career Air Force and Civil Service wife, enjoyed travelling, exploring new countries, food, traditions, and cultures. She was an avid reader, and daily crossword puzzle solver. She loved learning new arts and crafts every year, and volunteered at The Majestic Theater, The Institute of Texas Cultures, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center. She was also a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Prayer Group and Church Choir. She cherished Friday date night with her husband, and she enjoyed dancing with him daily, they would often dance in the kitchen or stop the car and dance on the street! Elida had an adventurous spirit and loved to decorate and celebrate all holidays and had annual Halloween and Christmas parties with her family and friends. Elida was a great friend and made close bonds with everyone she met, especially her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Both she, and her husband Rosbel, loved their grandchildren so much, that every summer they would have one set of grandchildren for two weeks, two weeks with all of them and then spend two weeks with the other set. She would take them to Sea World every day in their little Red Wagon, come home for dinner and all of them, her husband included, would go back to enjoy the evening fireworks. She also hosted many nieces and nephews the summer as well. She loved deeply and we will all miss her love, laughter, hugs, and kisses. Elida was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 64, and during the 19 years of losing her memory she was always filled with love, joy, and a contagious laughter. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at and make a Tribute Donation in Memory of Elida R. Hernandez, to help fight and cure this heartbreaking disease. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb 5th at Sunset Funeral Home at 6321 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238, from 6-8 pm and a Rosary at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Feb. 6th at 12:30 pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 1710 Clower, San Antonio, TX 78201, and Burial at Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery immediately following the Mass.

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Sunday, February 05, 2023


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Rosary Service

7:00 pm

Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

Monday, February 06, 2023

Funeral Mass

12:30 pm

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church