Olga Hernandez, 85, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, April 5, 2023. She was born to Juanita Olvera Peña and Esteban Peña, on April 9, 1937, in Mexico.
Olga was a housewife and owner of a convenience store in her small town of Progreso, Texas, where she was well known and loved by her fellow neighbors and community.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She dedicated herself to her children and helped raise her grandchildren. She was the best grandmother. In her early years, Olga was a master seamstress, making clothes for her brothers and sisters and continued with making clothes for her children, grandchildren, and some great-grandchildren. She was great at crocheting. Her favorite hobby was baking (cookies, bread, and her famous empanadas with homemade jellies). Olga cared for the children in her community and made it a tradition every Christmas to donate toys and goodie bags to all the children.
She is survived by her sons, Ramon Hernandez of Mexico, Prescy Hernandez of Houston, and Mario Hernandez of Port Arthur; daughters, Sandra Hernandez of Beaumont and Nelly Hernandez of Weslaco; grandchildren, Jose R. Moreno, Brenda Moreno, Jose Luis Moreno, Jose Angel Moreno, Debra Hernandez, Chris Hernandez, Eric Hernandez, Monica Hernandez, Mindy Hernandez, Milinda Hernandez, Marly Espino, Melissa Leal, and Mario Garcia; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and siblings, Oziel Peña, Juan Peña, Esteban Peña, Paula Peña, Hortencia Rey, and Alfonso Peña.
A gathering of her family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Haven of Rest Cemetery, 13851 Highway 90, Beaumont.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
- 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
- April 8, 2023
- 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Haven of Rest Cemetery
- 13851, U.S. 90, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- April 8, 2023
- 3:00 pm
Sincere condolences to your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.