Elaine Hernandez

May 4, 1948 – October 22, 2019

Elaine Hernandez, 71, of Somerville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her family and friends during the last moments of her life.

Elaine Hernandez was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 4, 1948 to Raymond and Luisa Robles. She married Antonio Hernandez on April 29, 1979 and their journey in life brought them to Brenham in 1987.

Elaine was a devout Catholic and a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she taught religious education for many years. She also assisted in the formation of the Hispanic Ministry at St. Mary’s. Elaine’s passion was working as a Bilingual Instructional Aide for Brenham ISD, where she worked for 30 years. In her years with Brenham ISD, Elaine taught, cared for, and touched the lives of countless students, parents, and educators.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Antonio H. Hernandez; her daughters, Linda Garcia, Yvette Dela Torre (Robert), Elizabeth Garcia (Josh), and Jeanett Hernandez; her 6 grandchildren, Megan Phelps, Jacqueline Vasquez, Natalie and Robert Dela Torre, Jathynn and Jashaun Bennett; her great-granddaughter, Lilian Rose King; her siblings, Raymond Robles, Jr., and Josie Cruz; many nieces and nephews; and a host of extended loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Luisa Robles; her brother, Ruben Robles; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Luis and Isabel Hernandez.

Visitation will be held from 12:30pm to 2pm Friday, October 25th at the PAC Center of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 101 Dallas Street, Brenham, TX with the Funeral Mass to follow at 2pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 701 Church Street, Brenham, TX 77833. Rev. Joven Saaveda will be officiating. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

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  1. She was such a wonderful person. I never heard her complain or say anything negative about anyone else. She was an inspiration and will truly be missed. The last few years I only saw her at church, but will miss her sweet smile and beautiful face. God bless all of you. You’ve had a great roll model to follow. Love and God bless. Karen

  2. Sending Prayers to all of you at this difficult time. She was an amazing woman and I am so glad that I can call her my friend.

  3. Sweet Elaine was one of the bravest , strongest fighters I know. She has touched so many lives, including mine.
    Her love for our savior was evident in every thing she has ever done or touched. Every person she met was greeted with the prettiest smile. She will be missed.
    Sincere condolences.

  4. Elaine was one of the sweetest people I have ever known and worked with. I am so thankful that our paths crossed here on earth. Elaine always had a smile and a hug for me when we saw each other. She was such an inspiration to work with through the years at Alton Elementary. May her family and friends find peace in all of the beautiful memories she has left with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. With deepest condolences to my cousin Elaine’s family. I will always remember the infectious smile she always presented and the kindness she always gave. May God bring comfort to you all during this time.

  6. Dear Hernandez Family,
    Please know we are lifting you all up in prayer now and the days and months to come. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all.

    Poncho & Julie Dismukes
    & Family

  7. Your mom had such a sweet and joyful spirit where she lit up any room she was in with her smile and kind words. What a pleasure it was to work with Mrs. Hernandez. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

  8. I am so sorry, I just now read this in my paper. If I would have known sooner, I would have come. She was my friend for years. I worked with her at Alton School, Krause and friends with her and Alberta my friend. They would always visit. This was and Angel for so many, including myself. I will always miss her. She is cured now.

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