In memory of
MARÍA ELENA HERNÁNDEZ
MARÍA ELENA HERNÁNDEZ Mar¡a Elena Hern ndez passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Chico, CA at the age of 50. Maria Elena was born May 10, 1966 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mxico to Jesus Hernandez Duarte and Maria Luisa Carmcia. She is survived by her sons Ruben and Fabio Gutierrez Hernandez, her sisters Ophelia Pacheco and Rosario Garnica, her brothers Abraham and Jesus Hernandez and nieces and nephews Diana Villegas, Octavio Pacheo, Alvaro Pacheo, and Isabella Garnica. She is predeceased by her parents and sister, Silvia Hernandez. Maria Elena was a deeply devoted mother to her sons who she cherished, celebrated and whose company she thoroughly enjoyed. She was a loving sister, daughter, aunt and friend. Maria Elena was a lifelong teacher with an endless curiosity, a deep love for children, the natural world and learning. She worked in Early Childhood with Head Start and Butte County Office of Education most recently at Oak Street, Shasta and Circles Children's Centers. Maria Elena shared her boundless, generous and fierce love with all who were fortunate enough to meet her and fought tirelessly to help others thrive. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm at the Eagles Hall at 1940 Mulberry Street in Chico. For more information contact Diana at 345-3510. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to an education fund for her son at gofundme.com under Elena Hernandez under memorial in Chico, CA
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