OBITUARY

Sandra "Sandy" J. Hernandez

December 8, 1953November 18, 2020
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Sandra (Sandy) June Hernandez

Sandra (Sandy) June Hernandez, 66, of San Antonio, TX, entered the kingdom of heaven on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Kyle, TX. Eldest child of the Hernandez children, Sandy was born on December 8, 1953 in San Antonio, TX where she grew up and attended St John Berchmans Catholic School, Blessed Sacrament Academy High School and San Antonio College. She was the eldest child of the late Andrew (Sonny) Brendel Hernandez Jr. and Gloria (Mona) Berta Moran Hernandez. Wife of 20 years to the late Lloyd Francis Brown.

Sandy is survived by her three children, Kimberly Nichole Marmolejo and husband Vincent H. Marmolejo; Lloyd (Bubba) Francis Brown II; Andrew Brendel Hernandez III and Amanda Martinez. Her siblings, Gary Andrew Hernandez and wife Martha Hernandez, Sonya Lina Herrada and husband David Herrada, Vince Anthony Hernandez and Susie Avila, and David Lawrence Hernandez. As well as her 12 grandchildren, Nikolas Donovan, Gabriella Aralyn, Noah Vincent, Nathaniel Noel, Elisabeth Marie, Zooey Adelle, Callie June, Izayah, Maize, Matthew Lyric, Drew Alina, and Marley Rae, whom she loved and cherished very much. Sandy was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, Tia (Aunt), godmother, niece, cousin, friend, co-worker, and business partner. Her love of family, friends, music, travels, and faith were the treasures of her life. She was blessed with a long working career in civil service which she valued and was extremely thankful for. Her career started at Kelly AFB in 1977. She worked at Lackland, Randolph, and Brooks AFB; and finally retired in June 2018. She was always known as her mother’s “right-hand” and as the eldest, she was given the responsibility of taking care of her brothers and sister. This responsibility grew into a life-long love of caring for others and giving of herself. Sandy loved to cook and entertain. There wasn’t anything she couldn't cook! She loved family gatherings, sitting around the table reminiscing about family stories and looking at family pictures. She enjoyed going to the coast, watching musicals, animated movies and going to the theater. She was always down for throwing a barbecue or just getting together with friends over coffee, going to brunch or sharing a meal and a glass of wine.

Sandy was an avid softball player and bowler. She played women’s and co-ed softball for many years. She loved to bowl and played in many leagues, and on many teams. She was always the “anchor” bowler on our women’s national tournament traveling team, as well as other teams she bowled on. When Sandy retired from her softball days, she coached her children in CYO sports and continued to stay involved in their sports activities throughout her life. She served as “team mom” and was known as one of the best “spirit bag” makers.

Sandy loved to dance and sing; something the Hernandez kids learned from their parents, Uncle Butch and Aunt Tina. Growing up in the Hernandez household it was always filled with music, singing and dancing; and when Sandy started her family, she introduced, and carried on those same traditions in her home, with her family and grandchildren. She loved to karaoke, so much so, that she was a partner in a karaoke business. Sandy was a “social butterfly” always wanting to be out and about, meeting people, making friends, living, and always enjoying life to its fullest!

Sandra (Sandy) was described in many ways. These are some descriptions about Sandy shared by family, friends, and colleagues when they heard of her passing:

“Sandy was one of a kind. Always so welcoming, fun, and loving. I’ll will always adore the times we all had, laughing, singing, and dancing.”

“Sandy was a vibrant, fun loving lady who embraced all.” We have so many memories and loved being around her.”

“Sandy was sweet, unique and a special gift to everyone she spoke to.”

“What an amazing woman, mother, sister, daughter and friend.”

“Sandy was an awesome, loving woman. My family and I were blessed to have known her.”

“Sandy was one of the best “Spirit Bag” makers and cheering mamas ever!”

“Sandy’s strength and courage was immeasurable.”

“She taught me so much and held me so tight when I needed it. Gave me advice and we shared a glass of wine together.”

“She knew how to light up a room and her light is shining bright.”

“Sandy was the best! So full of life and love.”

“Our wonderful Sandy-a beautiful soul, full of love and faith.”

Rest in Peace Loving Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Tia, Friend, Cousin, Niece.

The Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020 at St. John Berchmans' Catholic Church, 1147 Cupples Rd., San Antonio, TX 78226 followed by Mass of The Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in San Fernando Cemetery II.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the church capacity will be for 100 guests including the family and clergy.

San Fernando Cemetery II will only allow 10 guests under the tent graveside. All other guests will need to social distance outside the tent area.

Thank You for your cooperation and understanding.

  • FAMILY

  • Sandy is survived by her three children, Kimberly Nichole Marmolejo and husband Vincent H. Marmolejo; Lloyd (Bubba) Francis Brown II; Andrew Brendel Hernandez III and Amanda Martinez. Her siblings, Gary Andrew Hernandez and wife Martha Hernandez, Sonya Lina Herrada and husband David Herrada, Vince Anthony Hernandez and Susie Avila, and David Lawrence Hernandez. As well as her 12 grandchildren, Nikolas Donovan, Gabriella Aralyn, Noah Vincent, Nathaniel Noel, Elisabeth Marie, Zooey Adelle, Callie June, Izayah, Maize, Matthew Lyric, Drew Alina, and Marley Rae.


    She was the eldest child of the late Andrew (Sonny) Brendel Hernandez Jr. and Gloria (Mona) Berta Moran Hernandez. Wife of 20 years to the late Lloyd Francis Brown.

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Terry (Castillo) Valero

November 30, 2020

Sandy, always to be remebered by her bubbly personality and big heart. I always witnessed the sensitive and caring side of Sandy. I felt so much love from her everytime we would come together. I will miss you for now until we meet again with our Lord and savior. God bless you all Hernandez family, which always felt like my family. Rest in Peace Sandy. We love you....
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Tere Ramos

November 30, 2020

Muy querida Sandy,
We will always remember your beautiful smile and big heart!
You will be missed... you’ll be always in our hearts 💕
Con mucho cariño,
Fred and Tere Ramos

Liz (Elizabeth) Specht

November 28, 2020

Sandy my beautiful, kind, sweet loving friend...i will miss you dearly..it was a blessing to be your friend go rest high on the mountain my friend LOVE YOU ALWAYS..Rest in Peace

Tony Specht

November 21, 2020

That laugh. That wonderful meaningful laugh. It would envelope you no matter what mood you were in. A pure soul with a sentimental edge. Strong. Real. If "Sandra Dee" claimed you as a friend you were certainly blessed. I will miss you sweetie. RIP with the other special angels

BJ Ochoa

November 20, 2020

Am so sad but so happy no more pain.
She's has her family and friends walking and talking in the kingdom of peace love and happiness with our Lord God.
My prayers will always be with Sandy's beloved family and Grandchildren.
I know she happy up there.
Sandy will always be in my heart.
We known each other since High School. Always and forever love.
Till we meet again in God's Kingdom.
Love BJ

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