Herlinda was born April 28, 1951, in Goliad the daughter of Manuel Hernandez and Josefina Rodriguez Hernandez. On July 15, 1968, Herlinda married Frank Alvear in Kenedy. The two began their life and raised 3 daughters. Herlinda was a housewife and also worked as a C.N.A. at the John Paul II Nursing Home in Kenedy. Herlinda was of the Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her daughters, Kelly Ann Alvear and Stefanie Alvear both of Stockdale; her brothers, Isidro Hernandez and Fernando Hernandez; her sisters, Feliciana Janssen, Carmen Salas, Dominga Hernandez, Guadalupe Reyna, Angie De Los Santos and Esperanza Alvear; and her three grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Linda Lou Alvear; her brother, Manuel Hernandez; and her sisters, Irma Hernandez and Felipa Hernandez.
A rosary will be recited Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Julian Esquivel, Fernando Hernandez, Jr., Henry Janssen, Fidencio Vera, Aurelio Torres and Jessie Hernandez.