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Librado L. Flores

Dec 24, 2018
Flores, Librado web

Services

No services in Iowa

Cemetery

Lee will be laid to rest on May 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio, TX with full military honors. 

Memorials

May be directed to the family.

Biography

Evansdale – Librado L. Flores, 85, of Evansdale, formally of Converse, TX, died at home on December 24, 2018 of natural causes.

He was born November 12, 1933 to Nicolas and Anita Flores in Austin, TX. As a youngster, the family moved to San Antonio, TX. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served his country for 31 years from 1950 to 1981. During his service, he fought for our country in the Korean and Vietnam wars. For his services, he was awarded two bronze and three silver stars with many other recognitions and awards.  He retired from the military as a Sergeant Major. After his military retirement, he moved to Iowa where he worked at Chamerlain Manufacturing. In April 25, 1998, he married Melinda Payton and shortly after they moved to Converse, TX, where they lived for 20 years.  In June of 2018, they moved to Evansdale, IA.

Survivors: His wife, Melinda Flores, of Evansdale; children, Librado “Sonny” (Kate) Flores, Steve (Patty) Flores, Alex (Fran) Flores, Mark (Marilyn) Flores, Jennifer (Mark) Nolting, Charmaine (Troy) Slinkard and Cindy Flores; step children, Tony (Mabel) Stevenson, Todd Stevenson, Lucas (Kristy)  Schmitz and Thad Schmitz; brothers, Alvino (Molly) Flores, Paul Flores, Faustino Flores; sisters, Benita (Ignacio) Lopez, Gloria (Gary) Herbert; numerous nieces and nephews as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by
: his parents; daughter, Colleen Jones; five brothers, Vicente Flores, Rudy Flores, Nicolas Flores, Manuel Flores, and Alfredo Flores; two sisters, Molly Rodriguez and Angelita Zaragoza.

Lee always had the can do attitude.  He taught his children, when you feel you can’t go any further, you push on. Discipline is what his life was about, dedication to the Corps and a role model to younger military. He also loved to golf, bowl, walk his dogs, and go camping with his wife and fur babies. 

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  1. Dianna Lightfoot | Mar 07, 2019
    sorry for your loss.may he rest in piece
  2. Andrea Torres | Mar 07, 2019
    Rest in peace Mr. Lee 
  3. Dee Guzman | Mar 07, 2019

    Prayers and condloences to the family.

    Rest In Peace faithful servant.

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