Robert Hernandez, 90, passed away April 8, 2017, in Mesquite, Nev ., surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Port Arthur, Texas on April 25, 1926. He married Amparo Cantu on Feb. 3, 1962.
Robert loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his favorite hobby was to collect fossils and rocks that he found on his long hikes. He worked as a rancher for many years in Wyoming and later went to work for General Chemical, now known as TATA Chemical. After he retired in 1995, he and Amparo moved to Mesquite, Nev. Robert loved to read history books as well as talk with his friends and family. He was easy to like and always had great jokes to tell. Robert loved his children, grand-children, and his wife of 55 years.
Robert is survived by his wife Amparo de Hernandez, his daughter, Ana Hernandez Blackstad (Joedy) of Prague, Czech Republic, his son, Robert Hernandez Jr. of Portland, Ore ., his grandchildren Diego and Isa Hernandez and his two sisters, Carmen Zertuche and Estela Garza.
At this time, no memorial services have been scheduled. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Robert's name. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their "Guest Book" at http://www.virginvalleymortuary.com.