Stella Saenz Hernandez, age 79, entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Globe, Ariz. She was born Dec. 16, 1937 in Miami, Ariz. to Manuel and Elena Saenz.
She was a lifelong resident of Miami, Ariz.
Stella was a bilingual teacher with Miami Schools.
She loved spending time with all her children and grandchildren.
She was a fan of sports, especially watching her children play when they were in school. She loved watching movies and attending concerts any chance she could. She loved to swim and was known for traveling out of town just to take advantage of the gym’s swimming pool. Most importantly, she loved her sweets, any and all sweets.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Manuel and Elena Saenz; her brothers, Robert “Bobby,” Mike, Manuel, and Freddie; her sister, Bertha; grandson, Robert and great-granddaughter, Mea.
Stella leaves behind her loving husband of 61 years, Salvador “Rudy” Hernandez; her sister, Betty Pulido, her children Bertha (Leroy) Sanchez, Salvador “Rudy” (Kim) Hernandez, Richard Hernandez, Danny Hernandez, Gary (Marcy) Hernandez, Norine Brandon, Aileen (Guy) Hernandez, and Ben (Sylvia) Hernandez; 22 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 914 Sullivan St., Miami, AZ 85539. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens, 3751 E. US Highway 60, Miami, AZ 85539.