Nellie Maria Hernandez – October 16, 2012

Nellie Maria Hernandez, 86, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.   Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012, in Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Haider Quintero as celebrant.    Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Hernandez was born January 1, 1926, in Nara Visa, NM to Enrique and Cirilia Almanzar.  Playing Bingo and the family pet, Chula were her passions.  Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  She touched our lives with love and family stories.  We give thanks and praise to Father God for our beautiful loving mother and grandmother.  Instilling values filled with a lifetime of love.  Priceless.
She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Hernandez; a sister, Frances and a brother, Manuel Vasquez.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Gutierrez and Joe John Gutierrez and wife Janet, a daughter, Victoria Josephine Vasquez and husband Raymond, Jr.; eight sisters, Rosa Solis, Mary Schinke and husband Dave, Angelita Maestes, Helen Chogya and husband Gilbert; Katie Pearson and husband Walt, Louisa Almanzar, Dominga Rodriguez and Maria Almanzar, three brothers, Jose Almanzar, Willie Vasquez and Tony Almanzar; eight grandchildren, Michael Gutierrez, Catherine Lopez, Santos Tenorio, Melissa Jean Garrison, Mario L. Moreno, Michelle Nichole Sawicki, Matthew Vasquez and Anthony Gutierrez; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be at 7718 Pinnacle.
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