Eva Vasquez Hernandez, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2021.
Eva was born October 22, 1937 in Lordsburg, New Mexico to Miguel R. Vasquez and Nina Vasquez. She married the love of her life Jimmy Hernandez in 1963. They grew a life and family together. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Heaven gained an extraordinary woman. Eva was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. To know Eva was to know strength and love. She loved music and would never pass down an opportunity to sing, play the guitar or play the piano. Music was a family affair, her brothers played instruments and her grandchildren sing and play instruments. Her voice was powerful and beautiful as she was. Eva loved to dance with her husband, cook and bake, and would feed everyone at anytime. Her home was always filled with laughter, food and love, and no knocking was necessary because her door was always open.
Eva attended college at WNMU, and received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and then later her Master’s degree. She was an inspiring teacher always incorporating music into teaching. Eva taught at El Grito Headstart for many years, then found herself teaching in Alamo Navajo Community School, where she truly found her calling even though she was quite away from home. Her students adored her and she loved them. Eva touched so many lives on the reservation, not only teaching her student but teaching adult cooking classes. She was a true inspiration. When Eva retired in 2003, she did not slow down at all, she always had a home full of grandchildren. Eva and her husband along with her brother Nacho and sister in-law Mary would often visit the casinos. She lived a beautiful, full life and will truly be missed.
Eva is survived by her brother, Danny Vasquez wife Frances; sister in- law Mary Vasquez, and Minnie Vasquez; her children, Barbara Hernandez, Anselmo (Chemo) Hernandez spouse Anna, Jimmy Hernandez Jr., Rosemary Molina, Peggy Lara, Linda Cano, spouse Robert Cano, Margarita Hernandez , Blanca Bencomo spouse Ruben, Alicia Ramirez spouse Frank Ramirez; she also raised Bernadina Hernandez, spouse Chris Zamora, Eilaina Castanon, spouse Danny La-boy, and Miguel Hernandez. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grand children and great-great grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Jimmy Hernandez; her father Miguel R. Vasquez ; mother Nina Vasquez; her siblings Miguelito Vasquez, Rudy Vasquez, spouse Josie, George Vasquez, Ralph Vasquez and Vera Madrid, spouse Edmundo.
Visitation will take place on Monday, January 25, 2021 from twelve to twelve-thirty in the afternoon at the Bible Baptist Church in Silver City. The Funeral Service will follow at twelve-thirty in the afternoon at the Bible Baptist Church. Concluding service and burial will be at two o’clock in the afternoon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Jimmy. Officiating will be Pastor Daniel Moser. Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Chavez, Bobby Joe Cano, Frankie Ramirez, Angelina Bencomo, Christopher Zamora and Tomas Gomez. Honorary pallbearers are Martica Marie Lara, Anthony Ray Gomez, Julian Cano, Sergio Hernandez, Felix Maciel, Miguel Hernandez, Felicia Bencomo, Edward Flores and Xzavian Chavez.
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