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Robert 'Bob' Hernandez

Apr 2, 2013 Staff

Robert "Bob" Hernandez, formerly of Fremont County, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Phoenix.

Services have taken place.

Robert Hernandez grew up in Riverton and graduated from St. Stephen's High School. He was part of the St. Stephen's basketball team that had the most successful runs in Wyoming high school sports history. The team had a 99-10 overall record, two state championships, three regional titles and a state-record 46-game win streak that stood for 25 years. He was inducted into the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame in June 2006.

After high school, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Germany and Vietnam.

He met and married his wife, Isabel Espinoza, and had three wonderful children.

He was a Jaycee and a member of the Elks Club. He moved to Phoenix with his wife and was a member of the VFW and American Legion Post 29 in Glendale, Ariz., where he participated in the honor guard for 20 plus years. He loved being outdoors, camping, fishing, coaching and watching his children and grandchildren play baseball and basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel Hernandez; son Steve Hernandez; daughter-in-law Sally Hernandez; daughter Kathy Hernandez; grandchildren Stacey Hernandez, Sara Alanis, Robert Hernandez, Danelle Hernandez and Steven Hernandez; great-grandson PJ; sister-in-law Donna Hernandez; nephews Shannon, JJ, Ricky and Travis Hernandez; niece Tammy Hernandez; and two uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Della Hernandez, and brothers Jerry Hernandez, Ruben Hernandez and Son Robert "Taco" Hernandez.

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