It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dad, Leopoldo “Leo” Flores. He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones.
Leo came to this area in the late 1940s, working the fields from a young age with his parents, Hesmerejildo and Gregoria Flores, from Mission, Texas. He was the second to the oldest of 13 children.
Leo married Esperanza Carrizales in late September 1961, and stayed in this area for the rest of his time on earth.
He is survived by his children, Dan (Elaine) Flores, John (Andrea) Flores, Mike Flores, Pati (Don) Blakesley, Stephanie Flores, Jordan (Chelsea) English; sister in-law Brenda Flores; brothers, Armando (Tabita) Flores, Arnaldo (Angela) Flores, and Hesmerejildo (Arcelia) Flores; sisters, Alicia Sanchez, Maria (Rogelio) Fonseca, Evangelina (Jesus) Martinez, Celedina (Dave) Tollison, Noemi (Juan) Cardenas, and Alma Flores; 27 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren, all who loved him very much.
Leo was preceded in death by his wife Esperanza Flores, son Rick Flores, granddaughter Trista White, father Hesmerejildo Flores, mother Gregoria Flores, brother in-law Guadalupe Sanchez, brother Arturo Flores, brother in-law Uvaldo Sanchez, and sisters, Aurora Flores and Criselda Sanchez, and Juana Flores,
Leo was a hardworking man all his life. Right up till the end you could find him out in the yard raking and pushing his hand mower. He loved having his grandchildren around him and always tried to show them to take pride in everything they do. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Soar with the Angels now, Dad, and watch over us always.
A Rosary will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m., at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, also at St. Barbara’s.