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Mary Isaura Hernandez

August 16, 1949 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 71)


Mary Hernandez of Merrillville Indiana passed away at 3:10 am on 2/10/2021. Mary grew up in Chicago IL and later moved to Duluth MN where she went to start her new journey in life, she proudly went back to school in her 30's to start a double Bachelor's Degree, became very active in politics and social change.  She moved back to the Midwest and settled in Indiana, to be close to her aging mother, children, siblings and numerous other family members. She completed her double Bachelor's Degrees here.

She is survived by her children:
Daniel Hernandez (Jannie), Kayleen Garay (William), Deanna Ruiz (Jose), Lorenzo Hernandez (fiancee Ann) and Nadine Murphy (Michael).

Christopher, Melissa, Lexia, Jaime, Lydia, Adrian, Julian, Magdalena, Michael, Lorenzo (LJ), Phillip, Michael Blake and Vincent

Great Grandchildren:
Jackson, Sadie and Braxton

Rose Garcia, Thelma Garcia, Dolores Hernandez, Valentina Hernandez (Michele), Adele Hernandez (Nancy) and Christina

Nieces & Nephews:
Michael, William, Valentina, Vanessa, Ben, Yvette, Eric, Alexandra, Marisol, Nicholas, Richard, Oscar, Carlos, Santino, Marcos, Cecelia, Juliana, Aria, Chase, Soraya, Mya, William Jr, Christian, Aiden, Jacob and Raina

Childhood friends (sisters):
Catherine Nelson, Judy Guzman and many others she loved as family 

Mary is preceded in death by her loving mother, Lola Rose Hernandez, grandmother Nellie Blake, brother Richard Hernandez, grandson Joaquin Hernandez, niece Lenora (Lori) Vega and brother in-law Bonifacio (Ben) Deleon 

Mary was a kind person that you fell in love with the minute you met her.  She would give you her last dime if you needed it and ask nothing in return. She was always happy and kind, if you knew her, then you knew her smile.  The most positive person, beautiful inside & out.  She was loved and will be missed more then she ever imagined.  She touched us all with her pure heart.

Mary didn't want us to mourn her passing but to CELEBRATE HER LIFE! I hope everyone understands but with current health scare going on now, we must postpone this, her special day.  It will have to wait until it is safe, for all those that loved her to get together and celebrate her life and all she meant to us.  God willing, it will be soon or at least once we can get together outside and social distance.  She would want us to all be safe.

If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.



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