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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