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Erlinda "Ella" Rivera Hern
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1924
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 2010
New Mexico, USA

Erlinda "Ella" Hern, better known to everyone as Grandma Hern, went to be with our Lord this 10th day of January of 2010.

She was born in Ilfeld, N.M., on March 6, 1924, and was a longtime resident of Las Vegas.

She was preceded in death by her parents Julian and Ezequiela Rivera; sister: Josie Hern; brother-in-law: Fred Hern and other numerous loved ones.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years: Ed Hern; daughters: Gina Gurulé and companion Mike Salazar, Wanda Hern and husband Porfirio Pérez, Jr.; sons: Joseph Hern and Norman Hern; granddaughter: Kimberly Hern and companion Joel Maddux; grandsons: Brian Gurulé, David Gurulé and wife Lana Gurulé, Joss Aragón and wife Varissa Aragón, Samuel Hern and wife Heather Hern and Jonathan Hern; great-granddaughters: Kyrstin Gurulé, Shyán Maddux and Danica Aragón; great-grandsons: Matthew Gurulé, Brandon Maddux, Cameron Maddux and A.J. Hern.

Grandma Hern was a lifelong Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish; she was a member of the St. Vincent De Paul; the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; the La Plaza Little League for many years and a staunch supporter of the West Las Vegas Dons, the Swing-Shift Softball Team; the Bulldogs Little-League Team, Donald's Rare Bears Softball Team; the Los Amigos Softball Team; and any teams or sports in which any of her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren competed or coached.

Rosary devotional services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment will follow at 2:30 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Matthew Gurulé, Brian Gurulé, David Gurulé, Jonathan Hern, Samuel Hern, Joel Maddux, Mike Salazar and Joss Aragón. Serving as honorary bearers: Lana Gurulé, Kimberly Maddux, Brandon Maddux, Kyrstin Gurulé, Shyán Maddux, Cameron Maddux, Danica Aragón, and A. J. Hern.

She will lie in state at the Rogers Chapel on Wednesday all day until 5 p.m. where family and friends may call.

Visit Rogers Mortuary's website at to sign its online register book.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
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  Ed Milt Hern (1918 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 20-1292
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
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