On February 11, 2022, Heavenly Angels welcomed Betty V. Hernandez, 91, to meet her Creator and relatives from the past. She left this worldly place while at Davis Hospice Center where family and friends gathered for a last goodbye.
She was born in Altus, Wyoming on February 23, 1930. Her parents Pablo and Cayetana (Trujillo) Vasquez raised her in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her father died when she was seven years old and when she was 14, her mother remarried to Juan Sanchez. She attended Holy Family School. Eventually Cupid’s arrow found Jesse C. Hernandez and Betty Vasquez to be the perfect couple. It was a good match. They were married April 14, 1951. The newlyweds then came to Cheyenne and made it their forever home.
Betty worked at a variety of jobs all while raising a family. She was a laundry worker, a saleswoman at Joslins, and an ESL para at Carey Junior High. She loved to have family gatherings, attend mass, visit with friends, play bingo, travel to California to see relatives, watch football and talk about John Wayne.
Her memory will be carried on by her four children, Ermalinda Hernandez, Christine (Victor) Munoz, Paul (Bernice) Hernandez and Steven (Sharon) Hernandez. She will be missed by her eight grandchildren, Tory Munoz, Tricia Rocha, Christopher Munoz, Paul Hernandez Jr., Brianna Acklin, Jesse Lee Hernandez, Adam Hernandez and Anthony Salas; and her eight great-grandchildren.
Those who greeted her at Heaven’s Gate were her husband, Jesse, of 57 years; parents; step-father; two sisters; a brother; and a grandson.
Donations may be made in Betty’s name to Davis Hospice or Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
A Vigil for the Deceased will take place Thursday, February 17th, at 5:30 p.m. at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday February 18th at 10:30 a.m.