Eugene F. Hernandez MA ’72  passed away on August 14, 2010 in Belize City, Belize, in Central America. He was 79 years old. Eugene was born on November 15, 1930 in Dangriga, Belize. He was a long time educator in Belize and San Jose, California. He is a graduate of St John’s Teacher’s College in Belize City, Reading College in England, and Santa Clara University. He retired in 1995 from Center for Employment Training (CET) in San Jose, California and moved back to Dangriga, Belize. Eugene, along with his wife Felicia, volunteered in the community, dedicating their time in retirement to Garifuna cultural preservation, children’s education and the Catholic Church. In Belize, he was the first principal of Muffles College in 1959, where a building on the school’s campus has been named in his honor. He was also a founding member of the Buyei Juan Lambey Institute for the preservation of Garifuna spirituality and culture in Belize. He is survived by Felicia, his wife of 53 years. Siblings: Denbeigh and Joseph Hernandez and Lola Bonilla Children: Eugenie Alexander (Himes), Martin Hernandez, Carolee Jones (Walter), Valerie Hernandez, Jude Hernandez, Elizabeth Hernandez-Jones (Robert), and Angela Hernandez. Adopted Son: Herbert Flowers. Grandchildren: Felix Hernandez-Jones, Felicia Hayden, Himes Alexander Jr, Adam Rhodes, Ian Jones, Tony Madeiros-Hernandez, Zachary Alexander, Elise Jones, Marc Hernandez, Gabriel Hernandez, and Naomi Jones.

08 Nov 2018