Juan G. Flores

November 22, 2012 • Obituaries


ALBUQUERQUE — Born on Feb. 12, 1927, in Roswell, Juan was called to be with our Lord on Nov. 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Pedro and Guadalupe Flores, of Roswell. He is survived by his loving wife Isabel; and children, John Flores and Michael Flores, of Albuquerque, Joseph Flores, of San Diego, and Marcella Kerwin, of Los Angeles; and his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Minnie Mendiola, Lupe Najar, Estafana [auth] Miles, Gloria Fresquez, and their spouses. As a young strong man, Juan worked at the MacNelly Ranch in Roswell, eventually being called to serve his country during World War II in Germany. During his honorable service, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. After the war, he returned to South Spring Acres near Roswell. Always an ambitious worker, Juan became a successful construction framer, building a vast number of residential homes all over the state. Moving to Albuquerque, Juan worked for Home Planning Development and RayLee Homes. Juan had strong hands and used them to always provide for his family. Juan will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was always generous with his sisters and extended family. He was very creative, enjoying making small furniture for the children of friends and family and miniature churches to honor Jesus in his spare time. As a family, we want to thank God for giving us a loving dad who taught us so much. We will always love you, Dad. Rosary and Mass for Juan will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1800 Martha Street NE, Albuquerque, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, with a rosary beginning at 8:15 a.m., followed by Mass at 9 a.m. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m., at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. Please visit our online guestbook for Juan at

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