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May 2, 1923 -October 8, 2018

Felipe Hernandez of Selma, CA passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 in Fresno, surrounded by his family. Felipe was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico on May 2, 1923 and subsequently became a U.S. Naturalized Citizen in his seventies. He was a very hard worker: as a tracklayer for the railroad, as a farm laborer, and as a forklift operator for Sun-Maid Raisin Growers from where he eventually retired. Felipe was someone who valued education, music, and travel, values that he passed on to all his descendants.

Felipe is survived by his former wife, Guadalupe Hernandez, their six children; Julia Pereschica, Mary Gai, Sofia Alcala, David Hernandez, Carmen Leal, and Silvia Lomeli; 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandsons. He is also survived by Bertha Ochoa and her children, Lorraine Johnson, Julie Ochoa, Estevan Paz Ochoa.

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The family wishes to thank Pro Hospice for their loving care of our beloved father, with special thanks to Carla, Theng, Roz, Portia, and Chaplain Chip.

Viewing will be at 4:30 p.m., followed by Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Farewell Page Funeral Chapel, Selma, on Tuesday, October 16. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Selma, on Wednesday, October 17, at 9:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Selma Cemetery District in Selma.

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