Aged 90, died peacefully in Santa Barbara on May 3, 2013 of natural causes.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 6 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, followed by the rosary at 6 PM.
Lupe was born in Los Alamitos, CA on April 11, 1923. She was one of 10 children born to Teresa Alvarado and Refugio Ramirez. She worked together with her family in the California farm fields from a young age. In Riverside, CA, Lupe later worked at the renowned Mission Inn. There she enjoyed meeting and greeting the various celebrities that visited.
Lupe was married to Robert R. Flores on June 29, 1946 in Riverside, CA.and later moved to Santa Barbara in 1953.They were married for 45 years.
Lupe was a passionate gardener and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren andmany pets-dogs, cats, turtles and birds. She was also very fond of chocolate!
Lupe is survived by her children, Lupe (Mark) Brunette of Ventura, CA, Dan Flores (Kathy) of Carpinteria, CA and Rebecca (Michael) Stallings of Santa Barbara, CA; grandchildren Austin Lomeli, Gina Lomeli, Mikey Stallings, Neil Flores, Jessica Stallings, Sarah Flores, Max Stallings, Marissa Flores and Amanda Brunette; great-grandson Asher Lomeli.
Lupe is preceded in death by husband Robert, son Robert, Jr. and daughter Martha Lomeli.
The family of Lupe wishes to thank Visiting Nurses, Hospice and At Home in Santa Barbara for their diligent and loving care. To leave an online memory or condolence, please visit www.wrhsb.com.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.