(Apr. 16, 2006)
Rick Hernandez of Goodyear, Ariz., son of Porfirio and Sharon Hernandez of Powell, died in a motorcycle accident Sunday, April 16.
He was born June 11, 1968 in Powell where he attended schools and graduated from Powell High School in 1986. He then moved to Glendale, Ariz., where he met Valerie Escalante. They married on May 11, 1996, at Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear. He resided there and was employed by Atlas Cold Storage/Fry's Distribution.
Rick was blessed with two loving daughters and a stepdaughter. He was a wonderful father. His girls were the love of his life and his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Rick's piece of heaven on earth was fishing and camping in the mountains of Wyoming with his family and being in the wind on his motorcycle. He also enjoyed playing a weekend round of golf with his buddies.
Survivors include parents Porfirio and Sharon Hernandez of Powell; wife Valerie of Goodyear, Ariz.; daughters Nicole and Trinity, stepdaughter Marcella; sisters Debra Steuter of Phoenix, Ariz., Tina Urling of McCook, Nebr., abd Tammy McDaniel of Williston, N.D.; brother Travis Hernandez of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 10 nieces and nephews and 1 great-niece.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. with Rosary at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 10am at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Phoenix. He will be laid to rest at the Holy Cross Cemetery.