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Martin Hernandez


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A loving husband, father and good friend, Martin Hernandez, 77, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Roswell, New Mexico. Viewing will be Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A Rosary will be recited following the viewing at 7 p.m. The service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow service at South Park Cemetery. A tribute of Martin’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On November 11, 1939, Martin was born to Demecio Hernandez and Isabelle Lopez in Torreon, Coahuila. Martin married the love of his life, Lorina Hernandez Sosa on January 18, 1977, in Roswell, NM. A devout member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Martin was a dedicated family oriented man. Before retirement, Martin was a skilled carpenter, hard worker and a good provider. Martin was a wonderful husband, a great father and loving “Papo” who enjoyed watching boxing and spending time with his grandchildren, he loved them more than anything. He had great character and always gave good advice to anyone who asked for it. Martin will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Those left to cherish Martin’s memory are his loving wife, Lorina Hernandez; sons: Martin Pedro Hernandez, Martin Licon and wife, Norma Licon; daughters: Librada Villescas and companion, Lito Gonzalez, Leslie Cruz and companion, Armando Miramontes; siblings: Natividad Hernandez, Paula Ybarra, Manuel and wife, Natalia Aguirre, Manuel and wife, Maria Aragon, Jose Luis and wife, Beatrice Hernandez; grandchildren: Eduardo Porras, Jr. Porras, Laura Cruz, Jahziel Licon, Giselle Cruz, Brianna Hernandez, Alyssa Hernandez; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding Martin in death are his parents: Demecio Hernandez and Isabelle Lopez; and precious granddaughter, Annabel Franco.
Those chosen as honorary pallbearers are: Neo Sifuentes, Manuel Aragon Sr, Manuel Aguirre, Lito Gonzalez, Armando Miramontes and Luis Hernandez.
Pallbearers are: Eduardo Porras, Jahziel Licon, Juan Ybarra, Manuel Aragon, Jr. Madrid, and David Ramos.