Estella Hernandez gained her angel wings on May 25, 2023 at the age of 64. She was born to Victoriano and Adela (Guerrero) Hernandez on April 20, 1959 in Seguin, Texas.
Estella lived life to the fullest, she loved life and always had a smile on her face. In the early 70s, Estella won her title as the Dies y Seis de Septiembre Queen at the Hidalgo Hall in Seguin. Later in life she worked in what is formerly known as Holly Farms. She also worked for 25 years as a well known bartender at Augie’s where she made many friends and memories. She finished her working years as a custodian at Patlan Elementary for 11 years, where many of the students loved her. Estella never met a stranger and loved being with family and friends. She had a heart of gold and a pure soul. She played in an All Women’s Pool League, which she was extremely proud of. She enjoyed going camping, barbecuing, watching her favorite TV show, “Two Broke Girls”, but she especially loved watching the Dallas Cowboys play. If she was watching the football game, you better believe that she DID NOT like to be disturbed. Estella truly made an impact on those who knew her and her presence will be deeply missed.
Estella Hernandez is preceded in death by her mother, Adela (Guerrero) Hernandez, brothers, Victor Hernandez II and Francisco “Big Frankie” Hernandez Sr., and niece, Vonette Hernandez.
Left to cherish her memory is father, Victoriano Hernandez Sr., sister, Elsa Paredes and husband George, brother, Roger Hernandez and wife Cecile, cousin/sister, Nancy Davila, Lexi Villarreal and Josh Castillo who she saw as her children, and her fur baby, Lily. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
Visitation will be at Palmer Mortuary on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Wearing your Cowboys attire is optional this day.
Continued visitation will follow on Monday, June 5, 2023, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Palmer Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Santo Tomas Cemetery. At the request of Estella and her family, on this day everyone is asked to wear Dallas Cowboys shirts or jerseys. If you aren’t a Cowboys fan, you are encouraged to wear your favorite NFL team attire. As Estella said, “The Cowboy’s played that team one time or another.”
Serving as Pallbearers will be Tony Guerra, Josh Castillo, Rosemary Saenz, Hector Avila II, Roger Hernandez Jr., and Jesse Davila.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Christian Garza, Frankie Hernandez, Lexi Villarreal, Irene Guerra and Katherine Garza.
The family would like to extend a warm and special Thank You for helping and being with Estella and her family. Thank you to Ashley Richardson, CNA with New Beginnings Hospice, Lilly Molina, Katherine Garza, and Leanna Munich. The family would also like to thank everyone who has given the family a call to offer words of sympathy, as well as for the meals provided to them during this difficult time.