Hernandez, Rose M. "Rosie" Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2009 at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's (Dementia). She was born December 9, 1927 in Redondo Beach to Pedro and Ramona Magana. She lived her entire life in the South Bay attending St. James Catholic School and Central School in Redondo Beach. She was married to Ygnacio Hernandez for 38 years before his death in 1984. She was a domestic engineer her entire adult life raising their five children. "Rosie" will always be remembered as a happy, friendly and petite woman always smiling always looking her best. Her hair was always styled, her makeup just so and outfits coordinated with matching jewelry. She loved to eat, dance and have fun with her family. It was her pride to be so meticulous not only with herself but especially with her house cleaning. You could even eat off her floors. A beautiful woman who missed her husband so much after his death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ygnacio Hernandez, her mother, Ramona Magana who she lost when she was just 11 years old, her father, Pedro Magana, her brother, Richard Magana and her grandson, Lawrence Hernandez. She is survived by her daughters Betty J. Ambris (Ruben) of Torrance, Alice Ambris of Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemary Rodriguez of Torrance, Caroline Chavez (Al) of Torrance and son Bob Hernandez (Carmen) of Torrance; her brothers Joe Magana of Fresno, and Ignacio Magana of Miami, Fl.; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Memorial Mass will take place on Monday, October 12, 2009 at 10:00a.m. at St. James Catholic Church 415 Vincent Street Redondo Beach. Interment to follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery 2701 182nd At Inglewood Avenue Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036 "in memory of Rose M. Hernandez." Please use this website, Send the family messages, share memories and obtain directions to services.

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  1. Dear Caroline and all Hernandez Family – I’m sorry about your loss. I will always remember your mother as a beautiful, elegant lady with a great laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Grandma, Thank you for being such a wonderful grandma to me. I will miss your smile and laughter, but most of all I will miss the special times we shared together. I will never forget you. I love you grandma. Love Dina

  3. My Beautiful Grandma, I will always remember all of the fun times that we shared. I am going to miss your silly waves when I used to drop you off at your house and you would wave bye to me through the window with your hand under your chin and all the fun drives that we used to take with the mexican music turned up loud dancing to the beat you sure loved to dance a lot grandma . We used to go out to eat to your favorite Resturants for enchelladas. You always had a smile on your face and a cute laugh. I love and miss you granny and I know that you are resting in peace with Papa and Cousin Lawrence. I will never forget all of the wonderful memories with you. Love always, your second grandchild xoxoxo

  4. You were the most wonderful great grandma anyone could ask for. My most clear memories of you were when i would come to your house to visit you with my mom. Your house was always so nice and clean and your green carpet was beautiful. I remember everytime we would leave your house you would open the blinds just a little to look and wave bye to us. I still remember your sweet little voice and your silly little laugh. I love you so much and i will never forget you.. the one great grandma that i got to know. i’ll miss you<3 love your second great grandchild, Stephanie

  5. Alice, Sorry to hear about your mom. I met her once with your sisiter at a store. Her life story sounded beautiful. I wish you and your family peace.

  6. Alice, Sorry to hear the sad news about your Mom…My prayers are with you and your family. With love and prayer, Eva Cruz

  7. Enjoyed knowing your beautiful mother. Especially sharing Christmas and dinners with her and you in years past. Love and thoughts to all of you now.

  8. I want to say how sorry I am to everyone in the Hernandez family for the loss of their wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and family member Rose. I remember talking to her at dinners and how she talked about how she loved to go dancing. She was always so full of life. I know she adored all her children, grandchildren and family members. I know that all of Rose’s children were wonderful to Rose making sure she was taken care of in a very loving manner. She was lucky to have such a wonderful family. I know this a terrible loss for all of her family and beloved friends. I hope that knowing how much your family & Rose are loved will help your family through this difficult time. Good bless Your friend Aimee Moriarity

  9. Caroline, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom. The few times that I saw her she was so kind, friendly, always smiling and as beautiful as can be. My deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. Moms are so precious and they are deeply missed when they’re gone. You are always in my prayers. I wish you much comfort and blessings, Always your friend,

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