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Maria Esmeralda Hernandez

Jan 8, 1959 - Nov 13, 2017
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 Maria Esmeralda (Esmy) Hernandez, was granted her angel wings on November 13, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by adoring family and friends that she had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life.

Esmy, or Lala as many of her family and friends called her, was born January 8, 1959 to Maria Olivia Vijarro in Toppenish, Washington where she grew up, went to school and lived much of her young life.  Esmy married Hector Hernandez at a young age and had her first daughter, Mellisa, who was born sleeping. A few years later, she was blessed with another beautiful daughter, Erica. Esmy and Hector later divorced, but were still very much a family.  In 2002, Erica gave Esmy a great gift after giving birth to the light of her world, Caleb Isaiah. Wherever Esmy went, there was Caleb. Then came her shining star, Olivia Rose and they too, were inseparable. In 2011, Erica married Adam Nedrow and that is when she gained a son. She loved her family more than anything and devoted all she had to them.  
Esmy was a very devout Christian and knew that Jesus was waiting for her arrival. One of her favorite passages was Revelation 22:12-13.  She lived a very simple life. Friends and family describe her as a God loving, free spirited, humble, loyal, kind hearted, genuine and peaceful soul. As a little girl, she loved singing and always said she wanted to be a movie star. Esmy had a great love for children and worked in childcare throughout most of her adult life.  She also had a great love for animals and would always be seen with a dog, most recently, her sweet Hope.  One place Esmy loved to relax was at the beach and would go at any chance she could get.
Esmy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Erica and Adam Nedrow; grandchildren, Caleb and Olivia Nedrow; sisters, Juanita Rocha and Roni (Adam) Alvarado; brother, Gabriel (Juliana) Canales, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles who loved her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Filomena Vijarro, grandfather, Toribio Vijarro, mother, Olivia Vijarro (Canales) and her sweet angel daughter, Mellisa Hernandez.
A service for family and friends to celebrate her entrance to heaven will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Aloysius Church in Toppenish.
 Donations may be made to www.youcaring.com/EsmeHernandez

Funeral Information

Funeral service

Nov 20, 2017:10:00 am

St. Aloysius Church

213 N. Beech St. Toppenish WA 98948




Elmwood Cemetery

530 Elmwood Rd. Toppenish WA 98948