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Aurora Zapata Hernandez

Obituary for Aurora Zapata Hernandez

January 2, 1923 - June 17, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 94

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A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Mom was born the fourth of six children to Maria P. and Sylvestre Zapata.

She devoted her life to the care and nurturing of her family. Whether it was cooking her many Mexican food delicacies for family and friends; babysitting for grandchildren; working on her daughter's campaigns; caring for a sick family member; opening her home to neighborhood children during the summer; or teaching crocheting and quilting to senior citizens, she was someone who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.

With her strength and encouragement, she influenced each one of her five children and seven grandchildren in myriad ways. Most recently she was enjoying her seven great-grandchildren. Her wisdom and sense of humor guided her through life's trials and tribulations. Mom led by example. Her positivity and kindness was infectious and together with her spirituality she set a standard for us all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Hope Zimmerle and Irene Zapata; brothers Marshall, Gilbert and Robert Zapata; and son George Hernandez.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Joe; daughters Christine Hernandez and Eleanor H. Ramirez; sons Marshall Hernandez (Elizabeth Martinez) and Dan Hernandez (Eloy Ortiz); grandsons Eloy Joseph Ramirez (Amber) and Daniel Richard Ramirez (Kelly Lopez), Dominic Lee Hernandez (Miranda Hanna) and Jonathan Mikael Hernandez; granddaughters Alyson Marie Hernandez, Valerie Jean Gutierrez (Zach) and Clarisa Sanchez (Alfred); great-grandsons Alfred, Vincent and Marcial Sanchez; great-granddaughters Samantha Sheree and Payton Presley Ramirez, Isla Jean Gutierrez and Arianna Hernandez. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.

ROSARY
WEDNESDAY- JUNE 21, 2017
6:30 P.M.
PORTER LORING CHAPEL

PROCESSION
THURSDAY-JUNE 22, 2017
9:30 A.M.
FROM PORTER LORING
MASS
10:00 A.M.
ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH
907 W. THEO

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
MONDAY- JUNE 26, 2017
9:15 A.M.
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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