Hernandez, Frances, a lifetime resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2008 in Torrance. She was born June 7, 1917 in Long Beach and was 91 when she died. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach. Frances is survived by sons, Louis Hernandez, Richard Hernandez and Leroy Hernandez; Daughters, Molly Morales and Loretta Soliz. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a sister. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the Rice Mortuary in Torrance. A Vigil service will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. We will truly miss you Auntie. You were always with us all our lives. You were there when I was born and as I was growing up. I remember going over to your house every weekday so you and Mom could watch your soap operas on T.V. and the Bean Burritos you made all of us Kids. You were always Beautiful like a movie star. The Lord has taken you to a much better place and you will be the Brightest Star in the Sky. I cherish all the Memories I have of you. With all my Love

  2. Grandma Hernandez is what I always called her growing up. I am Wendy Niece of Dianna Hernandez & Richard Hernandez. Grandma Hernandez was always a sweet lady when I was growing up, she was kind and treated us always as family. I thank her for being part of my life and I know she is in Gods hands. We love you Grandma Hernandez

  3. Molly,Louis,Richard,Loretta&Leroy, We wish you peace,knowing that your Mom “Concha” is watching over all of you and your families from Heaven Your Mom always had a smile on her face and faith in her heart. Blessings, Arlyn,Francisco and Family

  4. On behalf of my family, I would like to welcome each one of you in celebrating our mom€™s life. My name is Richard Hernandez, the fourth child of Frances Hernandez, and the third Son. Mom didn€™t always have the finer things in life, but she had a family that loved her very much no matter what hard times brought our way. Mom had to be mother & Father to us for a long time, and things got rough at times, but her belief in God got our family through those times. There are a lot of things you can go without in life, but without mom you just have to grit your teeth and breathe real hard. My brothers and sisters had a rare opportunity to say good-bye to our Mother & Father, – some are not so lucky. If you have not done so lately €“ give your Mom a big hug & let her know how much you love her. – Time goes by faster than you think For the first time in 60 years of my life it will be difficult to face a Mother€™s day without Mom. I comfort myself in knowing that she is with Jesus, and she no longer suffers from all her ailments, but despite it all, my mom€™s faith in God remained unshaken, she believed on the Lord with all her might. Today, I am happy to tell you, my mom is dancing in victory before the Lord. She has fought the good fight and I am sure, that the Lord has said unto her €œWELL DONE, MY GOOD AND FAITHFULL SERVANT, WELL DONE. When I was a young boy there were €œthree words€ mom said in the morning before school, that I€™ll never forget, €œRise & Shine€. Finally, someday I too must pass from this world, just as we all must. By the grace of Almighty God, I enter into His Heavenly Kingdom; I will bear witness to all the saints that went on many years ago, the wonders and majesty of that magnificent kingdom. Somehow, someway, I just know, that I will hear my mom€™s voice say; €œRise and Shine€ and I will turn to her and say ‘Thanks mom, thanks for everything. A very proud Son Richard Hernandez,

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