December 5, 1966 - September 9, 2023
Today, we lovingly remember Hilda De La Cruz Hernandez, a beautiful soul also known as "Karina Marine." She graced this world with her presence, born on December 5, 1966, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. On September 9, 2023, she peacefully departed, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. Daughter of Juana Hernandez and Efrain De La Cruz- Vasquez.
Hilda was a devoted mother; she embodied love and dedication to her children. George Michael Marine-Hernandez, Cristal Kimberly Marine, and Paris Luvia Magdaleno-Hernandez.
Hilda possessed the magical gift of hairstyling, making people feel beautiful and confident. Her warm and welcoming spirit made her the neighborhood hairstylist, a profession she dedicated herself to for about 20 years. Hilda was also known for her healing massages, capable of alleviating body aches and injuries.
Yet, Hilda was more than her skills; she was graceful and warm in every way. Her generosity knew no bounds. She would offer a lending hand to anyone in need, never hesitating to help others with a few dollars, a warm meal, or even a haircut. She also devoted her time to cutting hair at a church for those who were homeless or low-income. Hilda's heart ached for the countless people in need, and often prayed for the world.
Her unwavering faith in God radiated through her patience, nurturing care, and love for others. Her humor and constant love filled our lives with joy. Hilda was known throughout her neighborhood, transcending language barriers to bless and wish everyone a good day. She made sure everyone around her felt acknowledged and cared for.
Despite her battle against triple-negative breast cancer, Hilda displayed extraordinary courage and a positive attitude. Every day, she confronted her battle with determination and grace, a testament to her unshakable faith. Her unwavering mantra, "I am fine, everything is fine. Everything is on God's time, don't worry", remained her steadfast faith and belief until her last breath.
Hilda's departure leaves a void that can never be filled. She was the heart of our home, the source of love and comfort. Her memories are etched in our hearts, and her presence will be dearly missed.