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Hays County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Margie H. Hernandez died at her home Thursday night after a private battle with cancer. She was 63.

Hernandez was diagnosed with an undisclosed type of cancer a couple years ago, Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith said, but her fellow elected officials generally did not know that it had recurred more recently. Hernandez heard cases until April 17, less than two weeks before her death, Smith said.

“She didn’t want to talk about it. She was a very private person,” Smith said.

Hernandez was a longtime community volunteer and served as board president of the Southside Community Center at the time of her death. She is the former executive director of the Hays County Youth Services Bureau and a former board member of the Hays/Caldwell Council on Drugs and Alcohol and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council. In November, she was re-elected to a fourth full term as the Pct. 1, Place 2 justice of the peace.

A public viewing will be held 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham St. in San Marcos. Later on Tuesday, a second public viewing and a prayer service will be held 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sinai Pentecostal Church, 208 Laredo St. in San Marcos.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6 at Sinai Pentecostal Church followed by burial at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, 19106 San Marcos Highway in Martindale. A fellowship will follow burial at Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1100 Patton St. in San Marcos.

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13 thoughts on “Margie H. Hernandez, longtime Hays County JP, taken by cancer

  1. You will be missed. Mrs. Margie Hernández was to perform my ceremony on April25,2015 to my new husband José Guadalupe chavira when her Office called and said she was sick . I was upset at first cz i was so looking forward to seeing her again. But what i can say about Judge Hernández is that she was a great lady,friend,daughter and mother. RIP Judge Margie Hernández.

  2. A great lady! She will be missed! May God comfort her family, my thoughts and prayers are with them. Rest in Peace Margie!

  3. Judge Hernandez was a dedicated public servant and community volunteer. Our offices were just a few steps apart and we shared many experiences of county government. I also knew her as a woman of God and strong faith. May she rest in peace.

  4. Judge Hernandez was not only a dedicated public servant, but a kind, thoughtful, God-loving soul committed to her family, friends and community. God bless you, Margie.

  5. Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time and our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Mrs. Christina Rios and Family

  6. Margie and I served together on the San Marcos Inter-agency Council in the 1980s. She was passionate about her love for kids and families and provided parent and student awareness training at the Housing Authority regarding inhalant abuse. She was a strong advocate and had a compassionate listening ear. She will be so missed by everyone who knew her.

  7. Miss Margie, Thank you. Thank you for your years and years of dedication to the San Marcos Youth Service Bureau and others.
    You will be missed. We are all praying for your family.

  8. Rebecca: We have tried to talk to you, but have been unable to reach you.
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are very sorry for your lose.
    May she rest in peace and tranquility.

    Michael and Maria Eva Ruiz

  9. John McLaren wrote: A fond farewell to one of my all time favorite students and steadfast public servant, great patience and always on the right side. Her presence will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to you and the family. Rest in peace.

  10. Our hearts hurt as we lose a long-time friend. Life will change for Marcus and family, but we are all still here for you, Counselor. Margie was sweet, kind and she will certainly be missed. RIP old friend. Call if we can help.

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