Graciela (Diaz) Hernandez, age 80 of Deerfield, Kansas, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023, in Lakin, Kansas. Graciela was born on August 21, 1943, in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Felipa (Aguilera) and Marcos Diaz. In 1971 she married Juan “Johnny” Hernandez in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico; shortly after their marriage, Graciela and Juan moved to Deerfield, Kansas where they made their home. Graciela worked from her home as a foster mother for over 15 years. Graciela was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved cooking for her family, sewing and tending to the roses in her yard. She also loved traveling to see her family in Texas and Mexico. She was a member of Saint Mary, Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Garden City, Kansas.
Graciela is survived by three of her children Gabriel Galindo and wife, Maria of Garden City, Kansas; Graciela Ramirez and husband Alfredo of Garden City, Kansas; and Juan Hernandez and wife Lisa of Cypress, Texas; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Gabriel, Christopher, Jeremy, Jessica, Tiffany, Ezequiel, Bishop and Bennette; and 10 great grandchildren Emmanuel, Jaiden, Alexander, Joseph, Eliana, Idris, Ryker, Kamari, Nora and Kaydee.
She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband; Son, Juan Galindo; three Brothers Homero Diaz, Jose Diaz and Ponciano Diaz; two Sisters Rosie Diaz and Francisca Ramos.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday September 25, 2023, at Robson Funeral Home, 620 N. Main Street, Garden City, KS, with a rosary to be prayed during these hours. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday September 26, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 509 St. John Street, Garden City, KS. Graciela will be laid to rest in a graveside service at Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Kansas following the funeral mass.
“What a legacy, what a life. We invite each of you to keep Graciela alive in your hearts. We were each touched by her presence, and we are better because of that. Thank you for being here and for making her life so meaningful.”