Dolores Flores LUBBOCK-Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Dolores Salas Flores, 83, of Earth from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at Guajardo Funeral Chapels, 407 N. University Ave in Lubbock. A Rosary will recited at 7 p.m. Additional viewing for Mrs. Flores will be on Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Earth. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Leonardo Pahamtang officiating. Interment will be in Earth Cemetery. Dolores was released from the hospital where within a very brief time she passed from this life peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. She was born on March 16, 1929, to Primetivo and Rosa Perez Salas in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. She married Lupe Flores on Oct. 31, 1955, in Eagle Pass. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Lupe; son, Gerardo; and a great-granddaughter, Jaden. Mrs. Flores graduated from Piedras Negras College of Business. She worked as a political advisor for the Governor of the State of Coahuila in Piedras Negras. After her marriage, she moved to Earth, where her husband farmed and their family started. Her family was her greatest passion. She helped guide and support them through their education, sporting events and life in general. She herself was a great sports enthusiast as she played softball and volleyball, ran cross-country, and played basketball. She also enjoyed her church activities, such as guiding the Matachines and the Christmas plays. She also loved to lead the Quincea era processions and wedding marches. She served on several boards and committees, including the State Board of Texas Rural Legal Aid Services, LULAC, Community Action and Chicanos Unidos. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene of Earth, where she also served as a Guadalupana. Dolores is survived by her children, Lupe (Jo) Flores, Frank (Christella) Flores and Rosalinda Rueda, all of Lubbock, Dr. Mario (Sarah) Salas of Piedras Negras, George (Debbie) Flores of Lovington, N.M., William Flores and Hector Flores, both of Dallas, and Andy (Olga) Flores of Eagle Pass. She leaves as her legacy 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 8, 2012