Graveside service for Mike N. Hernandez, 75, of Roswell, NM, at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013, at South Park Cemetery. The family will be taking visitations Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home. Mike passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Mike was born February 22, 1938, in Roswell, NM, to Frank Hernandez and Trinidad Navarette. He served in the United States National Guard, worked for 28 years at Thompsons Heating and Air Cond. before losing his sight to retinitis pigmentosa. Mike served on the Board for Choices for Independent Living, He served as President in National Federation of the Blind-Pecos Valley Chapter, and he also attended and worked as maintenance at School for Blind and Visually Impaired in Alamogordo, NM.
Mike is survived by daughter, Michelle Bush and husband Pat of Roswell, NM; grandson, James Ortega II and fiancee Becca of Roswell, NM; grandson, Julian Ortega and wife Kristina of Roswell, NM; great grandson, Santiago Martinez; great granddaughter, Zoe Ortega; lifelong partner, Rose Arthur of Roswell, NM; brothers, Pete and Herman; sisters, Frances, Adeline, Juanita and Betty; stepchildren, Georgina Ramirez, Louis Valenti, Jesse Croston, Fermin Rubio, Virginia Jaramillo.
Mike was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Hernandez; his father, Frank Hernandez, and his mother, Trine Hernandez.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.