Celebrating the life of Mary Esther Hernandez “Gramasita”
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loving family on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo,
Colorado. She was born to Esther and Angel Pena on December 19, 1945, in Ordway,
Colorado. Mary was 76 years of age.
Mary is survived by her husband, Carmen Hernandez of Ordway, Colorado, Children,
Carla DeLeon, Julie (Juan) Arana, Bernadette (Robert) Gump, James Hernandez, John
Hernandez, Angela (Albert Cardenas) Hernandez, Jerome (Catina) Hernandez, and
Jacob Hernandez. Grandchildren, Jordan, Joshua, Jeremy, Justin (Jade), Alexandra,
Dominique, Oliver (Emily), Selena, Michael (Cami), Abigail, Andrew, Jose David, Taylor
John (Maura), Tesla, Kalob, Brandon (Toni), Timothy, Anika, Jason (Sarah), Dillon, Noah,
Kyla, Kayley, and Kalisha. Great-grandchildren, Daymien, Aaliyah, Kendan, Kooper,
Kyran, and Emersyn. Siblings, John (Jesse) Pena, Patricia Pena, Gilbert Pena, Nadine
Ortiz, Joseph Pena, Christopher (Chris) Pena, Evelyn (Dallas) Payne, Vivian (Henry)
Lopez, Steve (Janet) Pena, and Carol Murphy.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Esther and Angel Pena, and son, Jose P.
Mary was known as “Gramasita” to her family and even many in the community. She
loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Her favorite color was pink. She loved
all sports especially tennis and football. Her favorite teams were the Denver Broncos
and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Mary was a great cook and loved to make food
for everyone. She made many baby blankets and quilts and enjoyed crocheting.
Mary was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Ordway. She belonged to the
Guadalupe Society of Ordway, and she was the President of the local Council of
Catholic Women. Mary was steadfast in her faith, and she would encourage everyone
to go to church. She also loved travelling with her husband Carmen. They took many
trips by car and train. She was so much fun. Everyone that knew her loved her and will
always remember her by her great sense of humor. She was very witty. Mary was a
jokester and loved to laugh. Mary will be missed by all that knew her.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family
A Visitation will be held at 12:30 P.M. Friday, April 1, 2022, followed by a 1:00 P.M Rosary
and a 1:30 P.M. Funeral Mass. All services will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church in
Ordway, Colorado. A final committal will be at the Ordway Cemetery. Father Susi will
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Crowley County Ambulance Service.
Family and friends are invited to wear pink and bring an item that “Gramasita” made
Online Condolences and Shared Memories can be made at johnsonromero.com
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Ordway, CO 81063