Maria Flora (Flowers) Perez(1928 - 2012)

Maria Flora Perez (Flowers) October 26, 1928 - December 3, 2012 Visitation for Maria will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. A Rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. and Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Marure, Andrew Marure, Ruben A. Perez III, Robert Payan, Michael Yniguez, and Mark Martinez. Our Mother "Maria Flora Perez" (Flowers) was born on October 26, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas, as a young adult she moved to Bakersfield and married the love of her life Ruben P. Perez Sr. Flowers was a very hard working & strong woman, she was our "ROCK"!! She loved to baby-sit children who all referred to her as "Grandma". Our mother was a very generous, loving, and had the biggest heart. She was the best mother that God could have given us. She leaves behind three children who she adored, Ruben A. Perez Jr., Carmen Villasenor, and Mercy Perez; her daughter-in-law, Elena Perez and son-in-law, Steve Villasenor; grandchildren, Anthony Marure, Andrew Marure, Ruben A. Perez III, Robert and Julie Payan, Michael Yniguez, and Mark Martinez; great grandchildren, Andrew Marure Jr., Aiden Yniguez, and Christopher Marure; and numerous nieces and nephews. Flowers also leaves behind her sister, Maria De Jesus Luevano; brothers, Jose Rios and Federico Rios from Guadalajara Jalisco. Special thanks to BFMC, Dr.Lee and staff, Davita Dialysis especially to Angela Chavez who took great care of our mother for four years. We would also like to thank everyone for their love, prayers, and support. Our mother will be greatly missed by us and everyone who knew her well. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 9, 2012