September 1, 1948 ~ September 7, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Rita L. Hernandez, 74, passed away Sept. 7, 2022. She is survived by her daughter, Angelique Marie Hernandez; grandson, Bryce M. Garcia (Eryn Tolooee); siblings, Gina Hernez (Jim) Broome; niece, Rachel (Aaron) Bonati; great-niece, Leela Bonati; great nephew, James; brother, Chris (Doreen) Hernez; nieces, Madison and McKenzie Hernez; cousins, John and Denise Lopez, John Lawrence Lopez, John Michael Lopez, Irene and Carmen Bucciarelli, Liz and Dan Toussaint, Louis and Jean Lamas, David and Kathy Lamas, Nikole Toussaint, Kamdyn and Macelyn, Tom and Jill Toussaint and Rocco and Katarina Toussaint; and best friend, Sally Villalva.

Preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Oquier; and father, Anthony Hernez; grandparents, Natalia and Juan Lopez; uncles and aunts, Maxamillion Lopez, Maria Maldonaldo, Faustino Maldonaldo, Robert and Anthonia Guardado and Mike and Esther Jimenez.

Rita was born Sept. 1, 1948, in Pueblo at St. Mary-Corwin. She retired after working 44 years for Parkview Medical Center in food service and was a Janitor for three years at the Steel City Eagles. Rita enjoyed volunteering, listening to music (like White Snake and Def Leppard,) and watching Aliens, Predator, and Gladiator on television. She was a five-year member of the Ladies Aux. Steel City Eagles #3367, outside guard for the last two years and volunteered as a Blue Lady at Parkview Medical Center.

There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception at Steel City Eagles #3367, 704 Elmhurst Place.

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Memorial Mass: September 19, 2022 10:00 am

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
11th St. & Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003

719-542-1552

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  1. CandleImageI knew Rita from Steel City Eagles. I hadn’t talked to her much until our Christmas gift at Golden Corral. She had the surgery I was going to have on my shoulder. She was in a lot of pain with that surgery. (I cancelled my surgery…lol). She was a good lady and she will be so very much missed. Love you, sweet lady.

  2. Rita… you will be so missed here at Parkview. Thank you for the constant smiles and for always being so kind with every single person you came across! You were one of a kind!

  3. CandleImageYou will be missed Rita, the talks about family and the old times, music and about family. You will be deeply missed.

  4. CandleImageI met Rita when I worked at Parkview. I enjoyed her stories and laughing with her. She was so kind. R.I.P my friend.

  5. Rest in peace my friend, Rita.
    I will always cherish the time we spent together, our lunches and dinners.
    Sending prayers…

  6. CandleImageRita I’m going to miss u
    I had fun time with u I loved working with u and all talks we had luv u forever your friend Joan graham

  7. I love your smile, Rita!!!! I would say things to you in order to try and get you to smile. Will miss your beautiful self!

  8. I MET RITA WHILE I WAS WORKING AT PARKVIEW. I ENJOYED SEEING HER OVER MY LUNCH IN THE 14TH STREET CAFE. IM GOING TO MISS SEEING HER AT THE EAGLES.

  9. CandleImageRita, you are a great woman. Rest in peace dear mom. Your love for people and family was strong. You will be missed. Till we meet again. 🙏🙏🙏

  10. CandleImageRita was such a staple to the Parkview family. I loved to make her crack a smile and laugh when we visited the cafeteria for breakfast burritos and pancakes! She was truly one of a kind and I am very sad to hear of her passing. I will miss her greatly!

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