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Rick Jose Flores

1977 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rick Jose Flores Obituary
Rick Jose Flores passed away in his sleep on Friday May 5, 2017 in Flagstaff, Arizona at the age of 40.

Rick was born to Ramona (Olivarez) Flores and Enrique C. "Rick" Flores Jr. in 1977 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He later moved to Flagstaff Arizona where he completed middle and high school.

He was preceded in death by his father Enrique C. "Rick" Flores Jr.

Rick is survived by his companion, Kimberly Marie Graves who lived with him; mother, Ramona (Olivarez) Hicks, of Flagstaff, AZ; stepfather Michael Hicks, of Flagstaff, AZ; daughter (estranged) Jenna Flores, of Seattle, WA; aunt Martha Hernandez and husband, of Alamogordo; aunt Jenny Dickinson, of Alamogordo; uncle Jose Olivarez and wife, of Alamogordo; grandparents, Enrique and Consuelo Flores, of Alamogordo; uncles Antonio Flores, of Alamogordo, and Fred Flores; aunts Adelaide Aragon, Marcia Flores, of Alamogordo, Mary Lindstrom and husband, and Irma Gallegos and husband, of Alamogordo; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Rick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at 18, achieved rank of Corporal, and worked as a Cryogenics Technician at Camp Pendleton. After proudly serving his country four years, he was honorably discharged. Rick worked in Seattle for several years, then moved to California and worked in San Jose several more years. Rick then moved his wife and young daughter back to Flagstaff to be near his mom. Rick always had a talent and love for writing and was working on his degree in Journalism prior to his untimely death.

Rick was loved very much and always will be. Funeral services will be held in Alamogordo at the Immaculate Conception Church on Friday, May 26th at 1:00. A Marine Honor Guard ceremony will follow.

Rick's ashes will be taken to Prescott Arizona for internment at the National Cemetery for Veterans.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 24 to June 23, 2017
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