Francis (Panchita) Hernandez

Francis (Panchita) Hernandez

September 8, 1939 — December 7, 2019

Francis (Panchita) Hernandez, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Kingsland, Texas.

She was born on Sept. 8, 1939, in Laredo, Texas to Oswaldo Sr. and Guadalupe Martinez Gonzalez. Panchita grew up in the fields, a family of migrant workers. In 1952 her family began following the harvest up through Utah and Idaho. In 1967 the Gonzalez family made their home in Brigham City, Utah, then in 2001, she moved her family back to her roots, settling in Burnet, Texas. On July 30, 1977, in Elko, Nevada, she married Pedro Antonio Hernandez (Toño).
She is survived by her children, Mario Navarro, Anna Arredondo, Pedro A. Hernandez, Sandra and Nina Hernandez; two brothers; and four sisters; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pedro Antonio Hernandez; and a brother, Oswaldo Gonzalez Jr.

A special thanks to the staff of Kingsland Hills Care Center and to Cassandra. Services will take place at JesuCristo la Roca Viva Church, 656 Park Road 4 S with a viewing on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. and funeral on Saturday, 10 a.m. Interment Post Mountain Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

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