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Virginia Hernandez Lara

December 12, 1925 — August 10, 2022

Carlsbad

Virginia Hernandez Lara

Virginia Hernandez Lara, 96, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at her home surrounded by family. Virginia was born on December 12, 1925, in Fort Davis, TX to Leonardo and Virginia Hernandez.

 

Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday, August 19, 2022, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home with Joe Gomez officiating. Interment will follow at the Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, NM.

 

Virginia grew up in Fort Davis and went to school there. She later became a nurse’s assistant and worked for 14.5 years at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Virginia was an avid quilter and was a part of the Zia Quilting and Stitchery Guild. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, and was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Virginia loved her family and was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

 

Virginia was preceded in death by her father, Leonardo Hernandez; mother, Virginia (Dominguez) Hernandez; husband, Carlos A. Lara; and two siblings: Guadalupe Tercero and Roberto Hernandez.

 

Virginia is survived by her eight children: Luis Lara of Belen, NM; Roberto “Bobby” Lara of Carlsbad, NM; Benjamin Lara and wife, Lupe of Murrieta, CA; Barbara Ann Lara of Roswell, NM; Rudy Lara of Albuquerque, NM; Daniel Lara of Gilbert, AZ; Dora Irvin and husband, Kent of Franklin, IN; and Ella Fierro and husband, Daniel of Aqua Dulse, CA; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ester Armstrong of San Diego, CA; and Lena Fox of Kingman, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com

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Visitation

Thursday, August 18, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, August 19, 2022

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Burial

Friday, August 19, 2022

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