Consuelo “Connie” Hernandez Recio, nearly 89, of Lockhart, was born in Caldwell County on April 12, 1924, to parents Emilio Hernandez and Epigmenia Gamez. She left this life on April 1, 2013.
Connie is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bonifacio P. Recio; son, Louis H. Salazar and wife, Lynn Salazar, son, Eugene H. Salazar, daughter, Audelia Salazar, son, Ralph Salazar and wife, Gloria Salazar, daughter, Connie Amaya and husband, Louis Amaya, son, Ernest Salazar, daughter, Janie Wright and husband, Michael Wright, daughter, Becky Lockhart and husband, Sam Lockhart, and son, Tommy Recio.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Emilio Hernandez, Sr., and Epigmenia Gamez Hernandez; and brother and sister, Emilio Hernandez, Jr., and Ives Perez.
Connie was a hardworking woman all her life. An accomplished seamstress and entrepreneur in the mid-1970s and ’80s, she worked for Glosserman’s Clothing Store in Lockhart before opening Connie’s Alteration Shop on Market Street near the Lockhart courthouse square. Her shop did alterations for Pittman’s Ready to Wear, Rossenwassers and Kaigler’s.
When she retired, Connie remained busy and always assisted with taking her grandchildren to school.
At home, Connie loved to prepare meals for her family and enjoyed simply sitting and watching her family at family gatherings. All the family knew to gather at her home every New Year’s Eve because Connie believed in the family being together on the last day of the year and the first day of the New Year. In their younger days, she and her husband loved to go dancing.
Connie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lockhart, Texas.
Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 5 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013, with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Mary’s of the Visitation Church in Lockhart, with Father Alberto Borruel, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 398-4791. To view and sign the guestbook, visit www.post-register.com/obituaries/consuelo-hernandez-recio.