Matilde was born Jan. 27, 1946, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, the daughter of Ignacio Martinez and Casimira Gomez. She met and married the love of her life, Servando Hernandez, in March 1964 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
They lived between Eagle Pass and Annona, Texas, until they moved to Idaho in 1980. She has remained here until present day. Matilde loved family. She loved cooking, fishing, needlework, gardening and walking. Her children and her grandchildren were her life. She was a very loving, caring and giving person, and any person that came in contact with her was better for having known her. She enjoyed life. She had a big heart and shared it with everyone. Her children would say she was the best mom in the whole world. She was very selfless, always making sure the others around her were taken care of. She was strong and she fought bravely for many years against her illness, but it finally took her from us and she has gone to join her beloved Servando.
Matilde was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Guadalupe Martinez; and her husband, Servando Hernandez. Survivors include her children, Mike Hernandez, Servando Jr. (Sabrina) Hernandez, Julian “Bo” Hernandez, Steve (Felicitas) Hernandez, Shaun Hernandez, Otila (Ben) Osterhout, Anita (Richard) Silvaz, Maribel (Jimmy) Thanadabouth and Blanca (Freddy) Vega. Also surviving are 30-plus grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Guadalupe (Socorro) Martinez, Perfecto (Licha) Martinez and Ignacio (Maria) Martinez; and sisters, Cleofas Martinez, Juana (Alberto)Delgadillo and Amparo (Luciano) Alonzo.
Visitation for Matilde will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, with Father Adrian Vazquez officiating. Interment will take place following the service at the Twin Falls Cemetery in Twin Falls, Idaho.