December 9, 1927 ~ September 29, 2009
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."
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