Regulo Fernández was born August 22, 1933, in La Colonia Jarita, municipality of Valle Hermoso, state of Tamaulipas, México. His parents were Guadalupe Fernández † and Cresencia Lopez †. He was the eldest of three children. His brother was Guadalupe Fernandez †, Maria Fernandez de Sanchez, and a half sister, Juanita Olivarez de Alvizo †.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of E.P. Compean Funeral Directors, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, TX 77471, on January 4, 2024, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with a religious service beginning at 11:00 am.
Interment will be followed at San Gabriel Annex in Beasley, TX.
He was the son of a landowner owner and a hard worker. It was while working in agriculture that he met his wife, Herlinda Hernández Medellín †. He was drawn to her calm and sweet demeanor. They married a month later in 1955.
Regulo waited anxiously for a son and as a result, the young family grew quickly. The couple had 6 daughters before their first son was born in 1967. Meanwhile, the dream for his young family to have a better life grew stronger. Although he didn’t know it at the time, it was this determination that would allow their future generations the opportunity at achieving the American Dream.
On September 7, 1972, he brought his 5 oldest daughters to the United States via the Port of Brownsville. He bought a brand-new truck and the push for a better life began. For 5 years they worked as day laborers picking various fruits and vegetables all over the United States including Florida, Ohio and Michigan. Those times were not easy. After saving a bit of money, he was able to bring his remaining children to live in the U.S. No longer a day laborer, he worked in maintenance and took local jobs so that his youngest children could attend school. They first lived in Stafford, Texas and in the spring of 1978, they finally settled in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Those who knew and respected him referred to him as Don Regulo. He was a proud and stern man, but it was his vision that allowed his family to legally enter the United States. He was very proud of that accomplishment. His children remember that as an immigrant worker, he would save money so that he could help his loved ones who remained in Mexico. He would continue to travel back and forth for many years until his wife’s health began to decline.
The Lord Jesus Christ called him home on Saturday, December 30, 2023.
Regulo Fernández is preceded in death by his wife, Herlinda † and their young children: Rosalinda †, José Magdaleno †, Regulo †, and 3 more precious babies †.
He is survived by his children Juana Moreno, Hilaria Carrillo, Maria de Jesus Vargas, Lucia Sanchez, Rita Cruz, Maria de la Luz Fernandez, Regulo de Jesus Fernandez, Juan Fernandez, Cristo Rey Fernandez, Rene Fernandez, 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.