Isaac "Ike" P. Hernandez, 93, of Florida Street, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday (July 14) at 10 a.m. at San Jose Catholic Church. Fr. Martin Cornejo O.F.M., of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Artesia, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with military honors performed by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard. Vigil will be 7 p.m. Sunday at San Jose Catholic Church. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday at West Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com
Isaac Prieto Hernandez was born in Ruidosa, Texas, on June 3, 1921, to Juan and Maria (Prieto) Hernandez and was raised in Marfa, Texas.
Isaac and Socorro (Molinar) Hernandez were married on July 11, 1943, and would have celebrated their 71st Anniversary.
Isaac served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. After receiving an honorable discharge, he began working as an industrial painter and sandblaster as a member of the NM Painting & Glazing Union No. 823 and retired in 1985. He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2719. He became a 1st degree Knight on December 1, 1977, and a 4th Degree Knight on September 1, 1979, where he was named "Knight of the Month" several times during his 30-plus years of service.
During his early years of retirement, he served the community by spending every day for three years at the soup kitchen helping serve lunch and cleaning. He enjoyed walking every day with his dog and riding his four-wheeler. He enjoyed his family and loved his great-grandkids. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Isaac is survived by his wife, Socorro, of the family home; daughters: Mary Sue Salmon of Albuquerque, NM, Emma Biscaino and husband Leon of Cameron Park, Calif., Judy Carter and husband Mitch of Carlsbad and Theresa Thompson of Newport Beach, Calif.; sons: Ben Hernandez and wife Toni of Artesia, NM and Eddy Hernandez and wife Darlene of Carlsbad; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard.
West Funeral Home
401 North Guadalupe Street Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on July 13, 2014