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Obituary for Hector Rodolfo Bernabe

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Hector Rodolfo Bernabe

February 16, 1958 - November 29, 2011

Hector Rodolfo Bernabe, 53, died November 29, 2011 of lung cancer in Ogden, Utah with his family by his side.A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 3, 2011 at 11am at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden, Utah. He was born on February 16, 1958 in Guadalajara, Mexico to Guillermo and Alicia Bernabe. He spent his childhood years in Mexico with his siblings, then moved to Los Angeles, California in 1971 where he graduated from Huntington Park High School in 1976. In his youth, he was a member of a musical band, where he played the guitar. He had an unbelievable ear for music that was manifested in his ability to play multiple instruments. He enjoyed spending his free time taking pictures, watching documentaries, “Sponge Bob Square Pants” and other various shows on PBS television station. He was also very patriotic and had a love for the American flag. Although, he experienced some rough patches in his life, he was able to overcome such obstacles and set his life back on track when he became an active member of the Rios De Agua Viva Evangelical Church. The last years of his life, he found God and rekindled his relationship with his children and family. He made many friends and was loved by many people. He loved working at Beto’s Mexican Restaurant because he was surrounded by family and friends that loved and cared for him.Mr. Hector Bernabe is survived by his spouse, Lourdes; his 3 children Hector, Bonnie and Andrew; his mother, Alicia; his siblings, Guillermo, Raul, Alma, and Horacio; nieces and nephews; and several family members and friends.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Hector Rodolfo Bernabe

Born: February 16, 1958
Died: November 29, 2011

Condolences for Hector Rodolfo Bernabe

Brenda Bernabe posted on 2/16/12

HAPPY 54TH BIRTHDAY TIO! Words cannot express how much I miss you. I think about you all the time and it makes me smile & sad at the same time because I just remember all the silly things you'd say and do you always made me laugh and smile, but I miss seeing you. Today me and Alicia and some of the others will go take you balloons and flowers, I hope you like them. Although I wish you would have been here so that we could spend your birthday with you, your still in our hearts and I know you are in a better place celebrating. I don't like to see it as in your gone forever but as in I'll see you later even if it takes a very long time, I know I will see you again. Please watch over us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIO HECTOR!! I LOVE YOU.


Alma R Rios posted on 12/8/11

To me ...Popo was one of the most kindhearted, generous, and fun people to be around with. he was able to make effortlessly make everyone else have a good time. i remember Popo singing the Airsupply songs, man at work, and many more. he was just a happy person. he is finally getting some rest, i guess it was just his time to go but, he will always live in our hearts. To the Bernabe family: please forgive me for my loss of words at this time i will be praying for him and all of you. our deepest condolences from all the Bernabe family from San Diego Ca.


Sandra Samano posted on 12/7/11

Cousin Hector there are so many memories that I have that it's hard to choose one but I think one of my favorites would be how you would go to the house and ask me to play The Cure and I will always think of you when I hear Boys Don't Cry. Yes you could be a grouch but I was blessed to know you as a loving person, you were more than a cousin you were an older brother to me. It hurts to know that you are gone but what consoles me is knowing that you no longer know pain and suffering. You will always be in my heart, Love you Cousin Hector!


Alex Ramos posted on 12/6/11

Tio, where do I start...., I wanted to say to many things to you, but everyt time I saw you I would get a not in my throat and I couldnt speak. The wonderful memories of my chiildhood are thanks to you. I remember loving spending the weekend in your house, waking up, watching cartoons and eating cereal. Our favorite cartoon Inspector Gadget. We'd watch it so much that you starting calling me Penny and you where my uncle Gadget! Your love for music and taking pictures was also a part of me, you tired teachig me how to play the piano, sorry I didnt learn lol. And all the baby pictures I have, I think you took about half of them. As time past and I got older the cartoon faze was over, but I never forgot. You became a grouch so I was a grouch back, but on our good days, you asked me to pull your finger and I responded with an AYYYYY!!! And then you'd clown on me!!! Everytime I see a flag it reminds me of you and all the love you had for it. I dont think there is enough room here for me to say everything that I feel. But you left all of us marked and a little piece of you lives in all the peple that loved you. I will never forget you...I love you always, Penny


Brenda Bernabe posted on 12/6/11

Tio Hector,I will always remember you as a happy, silly, and caring person. You were always making me laugh with the silly things you'd say. It never failed, every time I saw you, you would either make me laugh or smile. I remember you always with your camera taking pictures of everyone and everything. I will remember your saying " you scared the beegeezus outta me." Always seeing you in your little red Betos truck with the American flag on it(oh your love for patriotism), You'd always call me Josie on purpose because you know we didn't talk to each other, I thought it was funny, and you would always call Denny my Fiance. You also got along with everyone, No matter where you saw them you would always go up to them and say hi. Always usually with a smile on your face and in a good mood. You were always pretty good with kids even though you were a bit of a grouch that's what made you it wouldn't be my Tio Hector without his grouchiness. I loved it and thought it was funny. The truth is even though I didn't show it you were the best uncle I had and I loved and still love you very much. I know it's late, but I wish I would have spent more time with you and told you how much I love you. In my eyes you were always a great man I know you made mistakes like everyone else, but you changed into even more of a wonderful person. You are truly my hero and forever will be for making such a huge change to your life. I am so thankful to the church that motivated you and helped you change and receive the Lord. I'm glad because you are no longer suffering and you also got to spend time with your lovely family. I am also happy that you are now in a better place with no more pain and no longer suffering and you are finally free and happy that you are with the Lord, patiently waiting for all of us to soon be with you again.It all feels unreal like a really bad nightmare I'm still having trouble believing it and accepting it, It's very hard, but I know this is not goodbye, just see you later.I will never forget you while I live. I feel privileged and very blessed that God made me part of your family. I thank the Lord that you became a part of me, of my family, I wouldn't trade that for the world. Today you leave us all with wonderful memories of you that will never be forgotten. I know you are finally resting in peace and I know that you are watching over all of us. Until we meet again my lovely Tio Hector. -Love, Your Niece Brenda


Myrna Becerra posted on 12/2/11

To my dearest best friend and nephews,It will be the little things that you remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. I love you Lourdes, Hector, Bonnie and Andres.Myrna Becerra


Nora Walsh posted on 12/2/11

To Lourdes and kids, may light of the heavenly glory be with you as it is with Hector.My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Bernabe family.Nora