Maria J. Flores


(Aug. 6, 2007)

Maria J. Flores of Lovell died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at her home. She was 69.

A rosary is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell.

Services begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lovell. Interment follows in the Lovell Cemetery.

Maria Perez was born Aug. 15, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Francisco Juarez and Dominga Perez.

She was raised in Cowley by her dad, then later moved to Texas. She had three children, Mary, Vicente and Frank from her first marriage in Texas.

Maria came back to Wyoming as a migrant worker. She had three children, Lydia, Peter and Angel, from her second marriage.

Maria then moved to California for several years and married Luis Flores. They moved back to Lovell 10 years ago.

Maria Flores loved family get-togethers and playing bingo or any other game where she could win money from family or friends, She was a knickknack collector and she kept busy with her dogs, birds and many plants.

Even though Maria had a difficult life, she loved her family and was always there to provide for and protect her family. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors are her husband Luis Flores, of Lovell; her sons, Vicente and his wife Ilda Garcia of Lovell, Frank Garcia of Houston, Texas, Peter Montanez and Angel and his wife Stephanie Montanez, all of Lovell; daughters Mary Maldonado of San Juan, Texas, Lydia Cerda of Lovell; twin sister Isabel Sandoval of El Paso, Texas, and sisters Francis Sanchez of Mineralwell, Texas, and Elizabeth Blackburn of Midwest; her brothers Ramon Juarez of Hobbs, N.M., Raul Rodriguez of Hillsboro, Texas, and Joe Juarez of Bennett, Colo.; 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Francisco Juarez, and most recently her grandson, Marcos Montanez.