Raquel Arriaga Hernandez

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  • "Rest in Peace Raquel."
    - Brenda Whitaker
  • "I am truly sorry for the recent loss. May the God of all..."
    - Amber Lee
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August 7, 2014

Was born in Houston, Texas April 10, 1920 to Petra Estevis. She had two brothers: Felix and Willie plus her sister Trini. While working at a restaurant, she met her future husband Rudolph I. Hernandez and wed in 1940 - married for 55 years

Rudolph was stationed in the Marine barracks out at UCSB and decided to bring is family to settle in Santa Barbara.

Together they had eight children, raising all of them on San Andres Street. Raquel helped her husband with pearl restringing for their jewelry business - R.I. Hernandez Jewelers - in business for over 35 years.

She enjoyed gardening - roses especially - and was happiest when everyone came together for a home-cooked meal.

Raquel leaves behind her children: Annie Franz; Anita Sanchez; Lola Devlin-Hix (Keith); Rebecca Rivero; Rudy Hernandez (Darla Sturtevant); Hope Hernandez (Harry Doty); and Rachel Hughen-Solis (Vernon). She has many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

A rosary for Raquel is scheduled on Thursday, 8/14 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel at 15 E. Sola, 7pm. A short service will be held on Friday, 8/15 at the SB Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive at 10 am with interment immediately following.

The family wishes to thank Mom's caregiver Juanita Wortham whose daily care is greatly appreciated.

We also are grateful to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for their essential help with Mother during her illness. Donations may be made to this very worthy organization in her name.


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Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels - Downtown
15 E. Sola St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-5145
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 14 to Aug. 18, 2014