February 4, 1958-May 17, 2019
A graveside service for Anthony (Tony) Hernandez is scheduled at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, NM. Dr. Gilbert Jimenez will preside over the service. Tony’s request was for his ashes to be buried with his mother and father. Tony was born in Roswell, New Mexico on February 4, 1958 to Tony and Josephine Hernandez. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Edward and brother-in-law Jim Barton.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. They share memories of him taking them to the library, a quick trip to Ruidoso and lots of trips for after school snacks. He especially enjoyed having them spend time with their great-grandparents, “Mam and Pa”.
Tony loved reminiscing about his childhood. He liked to repeat stories he heard from his father about family history. He could also be quite the comedian. He often kept the family laughing with his crazy sayings. His humor and laughter will be missed.
Tony is survived by his children Sally Aviles and husband Pedro; Anthony Hernandez Jr. and wife Angie. Also surviving are sisters Sandra Ogas and husband Al; Sally Mendez and husband Lupe, Barbara Barton and several nieces and nephews.
Tony is also survived by his grandchildren Mia and Raymond Montano and Xavier and Zander Hernandez, whom he loved very much.