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Fernando L. Moreno

Obituary for Fernando L. Moreno

August 18, 1927 - July 5, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 90

He was a Longhorn, proud of the inscription "You shall learn the Truth and the Truth will set you Free".


Fernando was born in San Antonio, Texas to Manuel and Margarita Lopez Moreno; he was the 7th of 8 children. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in January 1945. He was drafted by the U.S. Army in November 5, 1945. He had his basic training in Philadelphia, PA and his advanced training in Chicago, Il. Since World War II had ended in August 1945; the military felt that his services were no longer needed and was Honorably Discharged December 31, 1946. Taking advantage of his Veterans benefits, he enrolled in college attending the University of Texas. He became a "Longhorn". He studied Business Administration to become an accountant and on the side studied Mexican History. After several years, he returned to San Antonio to find employment. Somewhere, between high school, military and college he met Annie Rose. They were married August 9, 1952. They raised 5 children: Elizabeth, Michael, Louis, George and Catherine. He was employed as a civilian at Lackland AFB and retired after 30 years. He was bored at home, so he went to work for 10 years for the City of San Antonio as a contract auditor.
In his early years, he was always working to help the family during the Great Depression of the 1930's. He was a bicycle newspaper carrier for 3 different papers. When his older brother Manuel was drafted for WWII, he took over his paper routes.
He had an endearing nickname from his older brother Max – "Nandito". Some friends couldn't pronounce Fernando, so they called him "Hank". He loved to fish, so there were many weekend trips to Corpus Christi, the coast and Bob Hall Pier.
He loved to travel. One time when he was hunting for a good used car; he took the family on a test drive to Austin, to show us his school, his alma mater. He was a Longhorn. He was proud of the inscription over the Main Building, the Tower; "You shall learn the Truth and the Truth will set you Free" a biblical quotation.
He took the family to Tacoma, Washington in August 1964 to visit his younger brother Juan stationed at McChord AFB. In 1966, the family visited relatives in Denver, Co. and again in 1970 to Tucson, Arizona. Since Annie Rose had family in Monterrey, Mexico; there was always that biennial trip over the border. After most of the children grew up; Fernando and Annie Rose continued to travel; to the Holy land, Israel, Spain, Portugal, Puerto Vallarta & Mexico City. They would take bus rides throughout these United States. He loved to go to football games; in Austin, San Marcos or Fort Worth.
Fernando was baptized, confirmed, a devout member of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Together, Fernando and Annie Rose would attend bible classes, prayer groups, missions either at their home, parish or other churches. Fernando's faith in God is his salvation. He could be very charitable.
Fernando was a member of the St. Ann Men's Club, St. Luke Men's Club, the Sidney Lanier Booster Club; a big Dallas Cowboy and San Antonio Spurs fan. He was appointed to the Parents Advisory Committee by President Hardesty at Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University.
Fernando is preceded to Heaven by his Grandparents, Parents, 2 sibling's unknown to him, his brothers Maximillian & Manuel and sisters Patsy and Agnes and his daughter Cathy Moreno Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 65 years – Annie Rose, daughter Elizabeth (Nelson Broyal), sons Michael (Alexandria), Louis (Lisa), George (Collette) and son-in-law Glen Boyd. He is also survived by 1 brother – Juan Moreno from Tucson, Arizona. He had 7 Grandsons, 4 Granddaughters, 11 Great Grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank all the staff and administrators at Memory Care of Westover Hills, especially Mr. Charles for their friendliness, kindness, patience and compassion. Also, we would like to thank the staff of Holy Savior Hospice.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9th from beginning at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the chapel at Porter Loring on McCullough.

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
7:00 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018
2:00 PM
Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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