Maria E Hernandez

October 13, 1938 ~ December 29, 2016 (age 78)

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Maria Espinoza Hernandez, 78, of Bakersfield, CA,
passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Maria was born in El Valle, Chihuahua, Mexico,
on October 13, 1938, to the late Josefita De La O,
and Ascencion Espinoza.  
She was married to the late Jesse Velo and had two children,
Christina and Jesse.  
In 2000 Maria married her second husband, Roberto Hernandez.

Maria was a homemaker who loved cooking, singing, dancing, and laughing.  
She was quick to open her home to others
and always enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Maria especially cherished those moments spent with her children and grandchildren.  
She had a big heart and was always concerned about the welfare of others,
routinely placing their needs before hers.  
Maria will truly be missed by many.

Maria is survived by her second husband, Roberto Hernandez
and family, her two children, Christina Pruitt and husband William,
Jesse Velo Jr. and wife Araceli, her two grandchildren, Jesse and Alaina,
two brothers, three sisters, including Carmen Barajas and family,
and many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2017
at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  
Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  
The funeral mass will take place at 10 AM on Friday 13, 2017, also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Graveside Service at 11 AM, at Historic Union Cemetery.

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January 12, 2017

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1515 Baker St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Recitation of the Rosary
January 12, 2017

7:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1515 Baker St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Funeral Mass
January 13, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1515 Baker St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Graveside Service
January 13, 2017

11:00 AM
Historic Union Cemetery
730 Potomoc Ave
Bakersfield, California 93307

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