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Giovanna Larea Hernandez

Giovanna Larea Hernandez

Giovanna Larea Hernandez

Giovanna Larea Hernandez; lovingly called “Gio,” was always singing, dancing, watching silly YouTube videos (she was so tech savvy from an early age!), playing with ShopKins, watching movies on Netflix with grandpa while he made her breakfast, and fighting over the remote with her grandma. She enjoyed hosting tea parties with a set her grandparents gifted her and playing with her cousins. Gio loved to spend time doing anything with her daddy, especially hugging.
Gio was born in Austin Texas on Aug. 30, 2011. Her life ended tragically on Thursday, Jan.  5, 2017 at her home in Kyle, Texas. Gio was only five years old. She is survived by her father, Refugio Hernandez, her brother, Brandon, grandparents Nancy and Eustorgio Arellano of Kyle, aunts and uncles - Carolyn Hernandez of Fort Lee, VA, John Sizemore of Kyle, Alma and Luis Sanchez of San Marcos, Roland and Ashley Guajardo of Austin, Victor and Amy Ramirez of Houston, cousins - John, Isaiah, Luis, Jade, Alex, Victor, Ryan, Titus, Jazmine, PR Jr., Sariah, and Elijiah, and many others who loved her.
Friends and family were invited to Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby, in Kyle, Texas on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 4 to 9 p.m. for a time of visitation. Rosary services and eulogies took place at 7 p.m. Monday evening at Harrell Funeral Home. Please join Gio’s family to celebrate mass with Father Amado on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church 1100 Main Street in Buda. Interment will follow at San Juan Cemetery in Reedville, Texas.
As an expression of sympathy, Gio’s family would appreciate memorial donations be made in Gio’s name to an organization that supports child survivors of violent crimes, or the organization of your choice.
Gio’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the outstanding law enforcement and victims services professionals of the Hays county Sheriff’s Office, the Kyle Police Department, the San Marcos Police Department, and American Red Cross, and the generosity and love expressed by Will B. Houston, the entire team at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, Herman Fabela and the VFW Post 12058, Candlewood Suites of San Marcos, and Embassy Suites of San Marcos.
Please visit www.Harrellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, expression of sympathy or condolence with Gio’s family on her On-line memorial site.
Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200

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