Pat was called home by the Lord on August 7, 2021. Patricia Hernandez Aguilar, known by family and friends as Pat and Mamá to her granddaughters, was born November 16, 1953 in Loving, New Mexico to Ramon and Elva Hernandez. Pat was the second of five children and grew up in Loving, New Mexico. She graduated from Carlsbad High School and attended ENMU in Portales, New Mexico through the Upward Bound program, where she received her Associate Degree as a Dental Assistant. While in Portales, she met her husband, Ruben M. Aguilar, and they were wed on July 6, 1974 in Carlsbad. Ruben and Pat had two children, Jared and Liana. Pat was well known and made many friends during her retail career as a manager for various companies, most notably Western Warehouse and Tractor Supply Company. Everybody who knew Pat was aware of her love for George Strait and all of his music. Seeing George Strait in concert multiple times, (remove comma) were some of her fondest memories. Pat loved her granddaughters immensely and spending time with them brought her so much joy. She. was an extremely strong and tough person and fought until her last breath.
Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Ruben M. Aguilar, her father, Ramon Hernandez, and older brother Danny Hernandez. She is survived by her mother, Elva Hurst of Odessa, TX; her son Jared Aguilar and wife Erin of Lincoln, NM; her daughter Liana Larson and husband Justin of Katy, TX; brother Mike Hernandez and wife Shirley of Odessa, TX; sister Rebecca Carter and husband Steve of Albuquerque, NM; sister Paulette Palma of Odessa, TX; three granddaughters, Kristen Gibson, Bella (Isabella) Larson, and Delanie Larson; and many, many extended family members.
Rosary will be on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia, New Mexico. Funeral mass will be on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Reception will be held at Artesia Country Club following the funeral mass on Friday.
**DISCLAIMER: Our mother succumbed to the horrible covid-19 virus. Cases are surging nationwide, including southeastern New Mexico. Should anybody feel unsafe or uncomfortable attending in person services and makes the decision not to attend, the family supports and respects your decision. Thank you, Jared & Liana.
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