Theresa Orena Hernandez

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Theresa Orena Hernandez 1925 - 2016 Theresa Hernandez, 91, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Theresa was born on May 28, 1925 in San Antonio, Texas to parents Otilia and Joe Orena. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1944. After graduating and thru WWII, she worked at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur. On September 4, 1948 she married Charles Hernandez and they embarked on a fabulous journey traveling around the world for over 30 years as a result of Charles's United Stated Navy assignments. Theresa was the family's rock of stability with boundless determination and organization as an exceptionally strong Navy wife and mother during all the challenges and turmoil of endless relocations and new duty assignments. Upon Charles's retirement from the Navy in 1975, she and Charles returned to Southeast Texas and established a home in Beaumont where she became a relentless force for continuous improvement in the community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hernandez; her siblings, George Orena, Joe Orena, Consuelo Dominquez, Bertha Urbina, Emma Ramey, Estelle Barbosa, Olga Rodriquez, and Sarah Hudson. Theresa is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Broussard and husband, Stephen and grandson, Ryan Broussard and wife, Tonya. Family will receive friends from 4 pm until 6 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11 am at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

Funeral Home
Clayton-Thompson Funeral Directors
5200 39Th St
Groves, TX 77619
(409) 962-8336
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 13, 2016
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