Daniel Flores

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Daniel V. Flores

Daniel "Danny", "Gunner" V. Flores, 61 passed away at home in Rio Rancho, NM surrounded by family on March 15, 2018 after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Danny was born May 24, 1956 in Deming, New Mexico to Hipolito and Maria (Ureste) Flores. He is survived by his children, Carmen Jimenez and husband Carlos (Albuquerque, NM), son Matthew Flores (Rio Rancho, NM); and grandchildren, Jacob and Violet Jimenez. Danny is also survived by many loving siblings, Lupita Jimenez and David (Las Cruces, NM), Eva Medina and Joe (Redding, CA), Paul Flores and Virginia (Belen, NM), Ezekiel Flores (Las Cruces), David Flores and Maryland (South Berwick, ME), Rachel Ramirez and Dominic (West Point, GA), Hope Landin and Eliud (Johnstown, CO), Elias Flores and Linda (Salida, CA), Joshue Flores and Corina (Buckeye, AZ), Abraham Flores and Mary (Edgewood, NM); and numerous nieces and nephews. Danny was predeceased by his parents; brother, Jesus Flores; sister, Becky Ramsey; and niece, Joy Flores. He graduated from Deming High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Danny was most proud of his 20 plus year career in the Marine Corps as a Finance Officer and retired with the distinguished rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. His military career took him to Odessa, Texas; Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan; and Mogadishu, Somalia during Operation Desert Storm. His military honors include the Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Joint Unit Commendation, Navy Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Recruiter Ribbon, Rifle Expert Badge, and Pistol Sharp Shooter Badge. After a brief retirement in Las Cruces, he moved to Rio Rancho and continued his contribution to the Corps as a Junior ROTC instructor for 15 years, where he helped many students "go from knuckleheads to leaders" at La Cueva HS, Rio Rancho HS and finally Cibola HS. Danny was a Lifetime Member of VFW Post 5890 in Rio Rancho, he loved playing black jack at the casinos, restoring old cars with his brothers, hunting for estate sale treasures and most of all helping his family, friends and fellow Marines. His family would like to thank all the staff from Armada Hospice for their help and compassion during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 19 at 4:00 pm at VFW Post 5890, 76 Unser Drive, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to VFW Post 5890, C/O Donations, 76 Unser Blvd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. SEMPER FI!

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 18, 2018
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