Annabelle Hernandez, 61, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 14, 2019 in Richland, Washington. Annabelle was born on February 28, 1958 in Fresno, California, to Aaron and Rosita Hernandez. Shortly after her birth, the Hernandez family returned to Sunnyside to stay permanently. Annabelle was very talented in everything she pursued. She enjoyed creating quilts, scarves, solving sudoku puzzles, and many other different hobbies. She was always known for having a big smile and laughing often. For 25 years Annabelle worked for the Sunnyside School District in the migrant education program. Her work at migrant education was something she was very proud of would speak of often. Although she never had children, she saw her two nephews as her own children and would spend as much time with them as possible. Annabelle was known for putting others before herself and her strong devotion in her faith. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Annabelle was preceded in death by her father Aaron Hernandez and her sister Nora Hernandez. She is survived by her mother Rosita Hernandez (Sunnyside), her two brothers Adrian (Moxee) and Aaron Hernandez (Twin Falls, Idaho), her sister Elsa Hernandez (Mesa, Arizona), and her two nephews Matthew (Yakima) and Zachary Sagen (Mesa, Arizona). She is also survived by numerous cousins and extended family.
Services for Annabelle will be at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside on Saturday, September 28th at 11am. Julio Peña of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witness will be commencing the service. Those wishing to sign Annabelle's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Homes in care of arrangements.
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