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Laura Hernandez

May 8, 1970 — January 18, 2024

Laura Michelle Soto-Hernandez, 53, passed away on January 18th, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Laura was born in East Chicago, Indiana to Guadalupe Ramos-Martinez and Francisco Martinez on May 8th, 1970. The oldest of her mom's second set of siblings, she was proved to be a natural leader. She graduated class of '88 from Central High School in East Chicago, Indiana where she would begin her journey through life and have her first born child Miguel Soto. After meeting her husband Jon Hernanadez Sr. on October 3rd, 1989 they had their second child Jon Hernandez Jr. while living in Miami, FL. From 1991 to1993 Laura and Jon would travel between Las Vegas and Indiana where they would have their third child, Guadalupe Hernandez in Muster, IN in 1993. They then decided to make Vegas their home and journeyed back where Laura would embark on a new career in construction. She would have her fourth and last child, Desiree Hernandez in Las Vegas in 2009.

She began her construction journey working in the gold mines as an accountant. This really piqued her interest and decided to go to school for construction management and got her associate's degree from CCSN in 2005 and her Bachelor's degree in 2012 from Devry University. She joined the Raymond Group in 1996 and worked at various other construction firms as an accountant until she worked her way up to project coordinator in 2002 for Dunrite Construction. Though happily married her marriage ran into turmoil, as do many, and Jon and Laura separated in 2002. Laura would continue to further her career and work diligently to provide for her three children. In 2004 the two reconciled their marriage and moved to Indiana for a fresh start. A couple years later Laura recognized the booming construction industry and would move back to Vegas and began her journey with Turnberry Construction where she was an assistant project manager on the Town Square project. This is one of her many beloved accomplishments. Some other notable projects Laura was proud to be a part of were Tivoli Village @ Queensridge, Turnberry Towers, & Elysian At The Palms. Some of the Notable construction firms she was proud to be apart of were Design Builders Ltd. , OS Construction Services, Turnberry Associates, Hardstone Construction, and lastly her favorite Martin Harris.

Growing up, throughout high school, Laura was known to have thrown some of the best basement house parties at her childhood home, 4838 Indianapolis BLVD.Laura was very popular in the Vegas art culture and nightlife. She loved to promote local artists and musicians with her LV Circle family where she was proudly known as "LoLo." She began this journey as a "momager" for her two sons as they ventured from Vegas, Chicago, and Texas performing in front of many crowds. After life caught up with her two sons and they had to drop out of the music scene LoLo continued with her promotions and would put on various shows throughout the Vegas Art District. She hosted her own radio show on 22.3 takeover vegas radio known as "Diva of Freestyle'' where she would play her favorite old skool house songs by Lisa Lisa, Xpose, Stevie B and many more. Everyone who knew Laura in this scene were always so enamoured by her charisma, smile, laughter, and drive.

She loved to eat food from all different cultures and was NEVER afraid to try something new. She loved to walk on the beach and play in the water where she found solace and comfort. She was a fiery, strong willed, funny, caring, loving, determined, and passionate person who loved to sing loud and dance louder!

She always saw the good in people and would give her last dollar to a stranger in need. Laura is survived by her husband Jon Hernandez Sr., her children; Miguel Soto and spouse Caitlyn Soto, Jon Hernandez Jr., Guadalupe Hernandez, and Desiree Hernandez. Her mother Guadalupe Ramos-Martinez. Her siblings; Pedro Camacho, Gerardo Camacho, Maria Camacho, Yvette Soto-Franco, Francisco Soto, and Santiago Soto and spouse Valentina Soto. Her grandchildren; Michael, Ayden, Emma, Gabriel, Janessa, Audrey, Jon III, Aliyah, and Ace. Her best friends Bernadette Olmos and Tina Mata and the many nieces and nephews who loved and cared for her deeply.

She will be truly missed but never forgotten. Laura "LoLo" Michelle Soto-Hernandez.


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