Albina Molina

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Albina Flores Molina
March 1, 1932 - October 13, 2016
Albina Flores Molina, 84, of Nampa, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 surrounded by her family at the St. Alphonsus hospital in Nampa. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M. Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at the St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa. Burial will follow in the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. An online guest book is available at
Mom was born on March 1, 1932 in San Juan, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Rafael and Maria Flores. She met the love of her life, Jose V. Molina, and married him on April 26, 1952. After their marriage, they moved around for a period of time to Texas and California. It was in California that they had their first son, Jose Jr. They returned to live in Zaragosa, Chihuahua. In the mid- to late- 70's, dad made the decision to move our family to Idaho because of the promises of employment for himself and better educational opportunities for their children. Mom and dad had seven living children that include Jose Molina, Enrique (Juana) Molina, Santiago "Jimmy" Molina (preceded her in death), Alfredo Molina, Irma (Bill) Ruby, Elizabeth (Martin) Lopez, and Armida (Pablo) Medina. Mom had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She held each one close to her heart and had a quick smile for each one walking in the room to see her. She loved nothing more, than to have a house-full of family. For the longest time, every Sunday, she would make a huge pot of menudo, waiting for everyone to arrive to visit. Mom had several brothers and sisters who also preceded her in death. However, she would talk about the memories she had with them as if they happened yesterday. She was "the last of the big Flores family" is what I hear from our cousins in Texas and has numerous nieces and nephews. Mom's Flores side of the family is very extensive. When Jimmy passed away, mom aged before our eyes. Now they are together in Heaven, watching over us. We got asked if mom ever worked. The answer is, "Yes! Nonstop because she stayed at home and took care of everything for each one of us." Somehow, mom always made it work, whatever it was. Mom we are going to miss you greatly. You just left us and the house feels empty without you here. We pray that you are surrounded by our Creator, and all of your family and friends. Until we see you again mom, we will all miss you greatly. Gracias por todo lo que hizo por cada uno de nosotros. Tener mejor mama no seria posible. Usted puso un gran ejemplo para nuestras familias. A papa le toco la mujer mas hermosa y la mejor companera por 64 anos que cualquier persona pudiera haber sonado. Te amo mama.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 16, 2016