Delores Hernandez

11/11/1918 - 01/20/2014 Obituary
Delores Hernandez Obituary
Dolores was born November 11, 1918 on Ranch 101 outside of Brawley California; she was the sixth child of twelve children born to Apolonio and Justina Zermeno de Escalera. The day she was born, the country was celebrating the end of World War I, Armistice Day and on January 20th, 2014, at the age of 95 she passed away in Bakersfield, California.
In 1936 Dolores met a young man named Jose Jesus Hernandez, better known as Jesus, they dated for two years and on July 10th 1938 they married at St. Margarita Church in Brawley California. They settled in the small community of Westmorland and raised their family, eight sons and five daughters. In October of 1963 they moved to McFarland next door to her father Apolonio Escalera. On February 1967 they moved to their brand new home on Browning Road. Her husband Jesus passed away on November 16th 1982 and her oldest son Richard Hernandez passed away on May 14th, 2004.
She is survived by three sisters Velia Santillan of El Mirage Arizona, Antonia & husband Ray Hernandez of Bakersfield, California, Anna &
husband Frank Velo of Sylmar, and one brother Jess Escalera of Chatsworth, California. Dolores was blessed with thirteen children Richard (deceased) & wife Hortencia of Victorville; Paul & wife Delia of Los Angeles, Margarita and husband Juan Lara of Delano, Teresa & husband Jose Ortiz of Missions Hills, Arturo Hernandez of Lancaster, Yolanda & husband Raul Delgado of Bakersfield, Jose & wife Maria of McFarland, Fernando & wife Olga of Fresno, Rose & husband Harvey Bermea of Bakersfield, Anthony & wife Esmeralda of Lathrop, Frank Hernandez of Delano, John & wife Irma of Bakersfield, and Patricia Hernandez of Bakersfield.. Dolores has thirty-four grandchildren, sixty great grand
children and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Apolonia Escalera, Justina Escalera & Maclovia Escalera; brothers and sisters: Jesus, Herminia, Natividad, Faustino, Fidencio, Jose, Maria Malatesta, Faustina Sanchez , Elvira Escalera , Bertha Padilla , and Ruben. .
Rosary and viewing will be on Sunday 1/26/14 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church at 6-8pm in McFarland, CA. Monday will be the funeral mass at 12 noon at the same location.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 26, 2014
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