Evangelina Muniz (Mrs. Fender)
She is a Spaniard born in San Francisco, CA. She is a very unique and beautiful petite light skinned woman. She looks like a pretty Spanish doll. She was a subservient wife, shy, quiet, yet strong. Freddy, who was nineteen at the time, married Evangelina when she was fifteen years old. (She is Fender's only wife of 49 years.) He has only three biological children: Sonny Boy, Tammy, and Danny Boy. They later adopt a child. She endures her husband's domestic violence and addictive behaviors. Nonetheless, Evangelina plays a huge role in Fender's life and gives him a stable and loving home. Later, he realizes that she had become his "reality," a positive force in his life until his very last breath.
Huey P. Meaux "The Crazy Cajun" (Freddy's Record Producer/Manager)
Huey P. Meaux was known as the Crazy Cajun. He was a big and tall French/Cajun man from Winnie, Texas; he was a barber and a radio disk jockey in Houston, Texas, in the 1950s and 60s. He loved music and the ladies. However, he too was raised in poverty, and unfortunately was a man of questionable character. He also had served time in prison. Later, he became a record/studio producer and manager. Huey Meaux would be the one to take Freddy Fender to the next level of mainstream global stardom.
Tammy Lorraine Huerta Fender - Sole Author
She is petite, with fair skin with long brown sunlit hair; she is high-spirited like her grandmother Margarita. As a child, she was happy and loved to sing and dance; she enjoyed entertaining people. Like her father, she too was a dreamer and had a beautiful life ahead of her. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she follows her father's dark path and abuses drugs and alcohol. At their darkest moment, father and daughter begin to use drugs together. Because their personalities are so much alike, both good and bad, their close relationship takes them towards an unhealthy, destructive life during the fast pace of Freddy's peak of success. It is she who will tell the Freddy Fender story; she must be the one to show you how they both crawled out of their abyss "one day at a time." Only she can share with you the heart-wrenching truth about her late father, and how she as an adult learned a spiritual way to love, respect, and forgive her father. With the light of her Higher Power, Tammy Lorraine Huerta Fender wrote The True Life Story of Freddy Fender as a gift to his devoted fans.