America was born in Palau, Coahuila, Mexico on June 29, 1939. She married Jesus Hernandez on September 10, 1961. They had five children before he preceded her in death on August 19, 1971. She never remarried, instead she devoted her time to raising her five children on her own. After completing her citizenship process, she worked full time as a CNA until her health made it necessary for her to retire. She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1974 and remained faithful and dedicated until her death on October 8, 2012. She is survived by her sister Elva Munoz and family, her brother Ricardo Flores and his wife Rosa and family; her children: Jesse Hernandez and his wife Norma, Patricia Hernandez, Gloria Dixon and her husband David, Teresa Hernandez and her fiancé Rohn, and Rosary Hernandez Lowry; her grandchildren: Jesseca Howard and her husband Christopher, Joshua Dixon and his fiancé Ashley, Kourtney Hernandez, Jacob Dixon, Erica Curtiss, and Alejandro Hernandez and her great grandchild Isaac Howard.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday October 14, 2012, at 4:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bartlesville located at 6720 E. Adams Blvd, the intersection of Adams Blvd and Bison Rd. Memorial services and cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book, and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.