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Jose Hernandez

December 25, 2008 — August 10, 2022

Aurora, Colorado

Jose Attzael Hernandez was born on December 25, 2008, in Denver, Colorado to his parents James Alejandro Mergil and Damaris Hernandez Flores.  Jose was raised by his Mom until he was toddler age.  The remaining years Jose and his brothers were raised by their maternal grandmother Margarita.  Jose also had the unique privilege of growing up in the household with his Uncles who also provided care, love and fatherly support for their nephews. Jose was raised in Aurora, Colorado where he went to Virginia Court Elementary School and Aurora Hills Middle School.  One of Jose’s teachers said, “His joy spread everywhere and he loved to learn.”  His favorite subject was math because he loved working with numbers.  Jose also loved helping his peers in the classroom.  His dream was to finish school and become a business owner in his community.  He dreamed of buying his Mom a big house and a fast car.

At home you could find Jose on his skateboard or playing video games with his younger brothers Miguel and Cristian.  The three loved going on outdoor adventures as a family.  On weekends you could find the family at The Wheel skate park in Aurora or going on hikes with the family in the mountains.  His favorite place to go in the mountains was Lookout Mountain because he could see the city.  Those close to Jose also know him as a prankster, he loved to make others laugh.  Sometimes scaring someone when they were not expecting it.

Jose created a very personal relationship with each member of his family.  He was a helpful grandson always willing to go to the store with his grandmother.  On weekends you could find Jose riding in the car with his Uncle Abisaid running errands or going for a long drive.  Just like his Uncle Carlos Jose shared a love of cars, the two would go to car meets together.  Jose also enjoyed the private times he spent with his Aunt Adriana.  Because he was the oldest grandson, Jose felt a certain responsibility to help and play with his little cousins.  Just as with family Jose created forever bonds with the close friends in his circle.  Outside of family Jose spent the rest of his time with his best friend Juan.  The two perfected their skateboarding after school and during weekends.

Jose was an incredible young man that was going to do big things in his life.  His life abruptly ended on August 10, 2022.  Instead of focusing on the tragedy of Jose’s end of life the family chooses to celebrate and focus on the miracle of life they know as Jose.  In 13 years Jose made an impact on the heart of every single person he touched.  Jose is survived by his mother Damaris Hernandez Flores, his maternal grandmother Margarita Velasquez Flores(Paulo), two brothers Miguel Hernandez, Cristian Hernandez, Aunt Adriana Hernandez Flores, Uncle Abisaid Hernandez Flores, Uncle Carlos Hernandez Flores(Nallely) along with a host of relatives and close friends

José Attzael Hernández nació el 25 de diciembre de 2008 en Denver, Colorado de sus padres James Alejandro Mergil y Damaris Hernández Flores. José fue criado por su mamá hasta la edad de un niño pequeño. Los años restantes José y sus hermanos fueron criados por su abuela materna Margarita. José también tuvo el privilegio único de crecer en el hogar con sus tíos, quienes también brindaron cuidado, amor y apoyo paternal a sus sobrinos. José se crió en Aurora, Colorado, donde asistió a la Escuela Primaria Virginia Court y a la Escuela Intermedia Aurora Hills. Uno de los maestros de José dijo: “Su alegría se extendía por todas partes y le encantaba aprender”. Su materia favorita era matemáticas porque le encantaba trabajar con números. A José también le encantaba ayudar a sus compañeros en el salón de clases. Su sueño era terminar la escuela y convertirse en dueño de un negocio en su comunidad. Soñaba con comprarle a su mamá una casa grande y un auto rápido.

En casa podías encontrar a José en su patineta o jugando videojuegos con sus hermanos menores Miguel y Christian. A los tres les encantaba vivir aventuras al aire libre en familia. Los fines de semana puedes encontrar a la familia en el parque de patinaje The Wheel en Aurora o hacer caminatas con la familia en las montañas. Su lugar favorito para ir a las montañas era Lookout Mountain porque podía ver la ciudad. Los allegados a José también lo conocen como un bromista, le encantaba hacer reír a los demás. A veces, asustar a alguien cuando no lo esperaba.

José creó una relación muy personal con cada miembro de su familia. Era un nieto servicial que siempre estaba dispuesto a ir a la tienda con su abuela. Los fines de semana se podía encontrar a José en el auto con su tío Abisaid haciendo mandados o dando un largo paseo en auto. Al igual que su tío Carlos José compartía el amor por los autos, los dos iban juntos a las reuniones de autos. José también disfrutaba de los momentos privados que pasaba con su tía Adriana. Por ser el nieto mayor, José sentía cierta responsabilidad de ayudar y jugar con sus primitos. Al igual que con la familia, José creó lazos para siempre con los amigos cercanos de su círculo. Fuera de la familia, José pasaba el resto de su tiempo con su mejor amigo Juan. Los dos perfeccionaron su patinaje después de la escuela y durante los fines de semana.

José era un joven increíble que iba a hacer grandes cosas en su vida. Su vida terminó abruptamente el 10 de agosto de 2022. En lugar de centrarse en la tragedia del final de la vida de José, la familia elige celebrar y centrarse en el milagro de la vida que conocen como José. En 13 años José tuvo un impacto en el corazón de cada persona que tocó. A Jose le sobreviven su madre Damaris Hernandez Flores, su abuela materna Margarita Velasquez Flores(Paulo), dos hermanos Miguel Hernandez, Cristian Hernandez, tia Adriana Hernandez Flores, tio Abisaid Hernandez Flores, tio Carlos Hernandez Flores(allely) junto con una multitud de familiares y amigos cercanos.

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Visitation

Friday, August 26, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Pipkin Braswell Chapel Of Peace

6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Pipkin Braswell Chapel Of Peace

6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

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Interment

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Olinger Eastlawn Cemetery

19600 E Smith Rd, Aurora, CO 80011

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