Herman E. Fernandez (Leadville)

Born: Tue., Jul. 11, 1939
Died: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019


Recitation of the Rosary

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church


Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church


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Herman E. Fernandez  born on July 11, 1939 born to Ben & Teresa Fernandez in Vadito, New Mexico.

Married Elia Jaramillo on November 17, 1959 in Grants, New Mexico.
They moved to Leadville to start a life with his wife and three daughters; Elaine, Tina and Berniece.  He also played a big part in raising his grandson Mo.

He worked in mining all his life to provide for his family.  He was a very dedicated and hardworking man.  In 2001 he retired from Asarco as a hoist man.    

He loved fishing “ice-fishing”, hunting, snowmobiling, atving and camping. He loved cooking in his garage – fish, elk and lamb.  At age 80 he was still getting wood for his old stove in the garage.

He was the best dad ever.  He taught us all about nature and wildlife. How to provide for our families. You better believe the best lawn and garden in Leadville was his.  He taught us all to respect people, work hard and enjoy life.

He was an amazing husband, married 60 years.  He never let his wife work and provided for his family.

He is survived by his wife Elia Fernandez, three daughters Elaine & Chris, Tina & Josh and Berniece & Frank.  Four grandkids Jessica, Melissa, Mo & Kim and Christopher.  Nine great grandkids Jovan, David, Amaya, Kaylea, Trinity, Monique, Brayden, MJ and Nicole.
Six sisters Modesta, Renida, Marcella, Irene, Gloria & Helen.  Two brothers Bobby and Anthony
He is preceeded in death by his parents Ben & Theresa Fernandez, Granddaughter Marsha Medina, sister Liz Owen, brother Alfonso Fernandez and his dearly loved Tia Dora Fernandez.

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