FROM STAFF REPORTS
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.Email | Print