Ernie Joseph Hernandez


December 24, 2020

Ernie Joseph Hernandez, 71, passed away at Washakie Medical Center on December 15, 2020.

Ernie was born on October 13, 1949 in Worland, WY, the 1st child born to Lupe and Margaret Celia (Rodriguez) Hernandez. He grew up in Worland and married the love of his life, Jennie (Torres) in 1968.

As a young man Ernie worked at The Hampton Ranch until he began working for Holly Sugar Company. After Holly Sugar Company he worked at Halliburton and then was employed by Crown Cork and Seal. His last job was working for the City of Worland until he retired in 2017.

Ernie loved his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He was passionate about watching his family compete in sports, especially wrestling, football, volleyball, basketball and soccer. You could always find Ernie in the stands, cheering them on or telling stories at the family BBQ's.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rita Gonzales; daughter, Roxanne Martinez; granddaughter, Darcee Hernandez; grandson, Lucas Martinez and many other loved ones.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie; sons, Rick (Marceen) Hernandez and Rondo (Becky) Hernandez; brothers, Fred Hernandez, Kenny (Michelle) Hernandez, Greg (Mary) Hernandez and Leonard (Bobbi) Hernandez; sisters, Sandy Graham and Natalie Hernandez; grandchildren, Rickie (Jackie) Hernandez, Bronson Hernandez, Casey (Courtney) Hernandez, Dalen (Shania) Hernandez, Darla Hernandez, Braxton Martinez, Kaeli Martinez, Anthony Martinez, Katlyne (Brynnt) Wood, Rondo Hernandez and Brody Hernandez; great-grandchildren, Brynn, Breckin, Hayven, Carter and Grayson; 2 bonus grandkids that Ernie accepted as his own, Rylan and Ridge and many loved ones including sisters-in-law's, brothers-in-law's, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and family friends.

Cremation has taken place and funeral services will be held at a later date as a combined service with his daughter, Roxanne Martinez. Online condolences may be made at


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