In memory of
Esther G. Hernandez
February 14, 1927 - October 9, 2016 Esther G. Hernandez, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 9 Oct 2016, at her home in San Antonio with her family by her side. Esther was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1927, in Seguin, Texas to Francisco Saldivar Gonzales and Sara Cantu Escamilla. Her father was a native from Stockdale, Texas while Sara was from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Esther's siblings included three brothers, all WW II veterans, Ezekiel, Israel and Ruben who died this past year at age 95. Esther was a homemaker while her husband, also a veteran of WW II, retired from civil service after 35 years at Kelly AFB. He preceded her in death by thirty years. Esther had a full life raising her seven children, Tom (Bonnie), Armandina Garcia (Mario), Mario (Beatrice), Leonardo (Estela), RoseMarie Bouchard (Bill), Roger (Justin Moreau) and Esther Royston (Clark). She devoted much of her time and energy helping raise twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was a master caregiver at her home to elderly family members, including her father, one of her brothers and her husband. Her house on Summit was the gathering place for decades of the entire extended family. Esther is the epitome of the greatest generation. Rosary at our Lady of Grace Catholic Church , 223 East Summit, San Antonio, on Thursday Oct. 20 at 9:00 AM. Funeral services will follow at the same church at 9:30 AM. Esther will be buried with her husband Thomas C. Hernandez at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. For online tributes visit www.FunerariaDelAngelRoy Akers.com
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