Francisco Flores joined his Heavenly Father on September 3, 2022.
He was born in Mexico City, Mexico to Ignacio Flores and Guadalupe Flores. He moved to Stockton California as a child where he grew up and eventually raised his own children. He attended A.A. Stagg High School where he met his wife Maria. Together they built a family and life in Stockton while managing a restaurant business for many years.
He loved sports like soccer and football. His love of soccer motivated him to play from his youth up until he had to retire due to a knee injury much later in life. He loved live sports and concerts and also interviewing his favorite soccer players and music artists at the events he attended. He combined his interests with his love of photography by taking photos of the event. He loved spending time with his family doing activities like boating, playing board games, and watching sports and movies.
Francisco is survived by his wife and best friend María Carmen Flores. His daughters Jeniece Flores, Esther Flores, and Margarita Flores, and his sons Issaih Emmanuel Muro and Francisco Flores Jr. He is also survived by His grandchildren : Chloe Mohammadkhan, Estevan Monroy, Antonio Monroy, Lidia Monroy, Jacob Grill, Nickolas Monroy, and Ariella Monroy.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Ignacio Flores, Margarita Flores, Antonia Vargas, Petra Flores, Jose Flores, Josue Flores, Israel Flores, Efrain Flores, Everardo Flores, Judith Flores, Saul Flores and many nephews, nieces, and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his older brother Aaron Flores on May 16, 1993, his mother Guadalupe Flores on June 21, 2015, and his father Ignacio Flores on August 18, 2019.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards everyone who loved and cared for him.
Love is holy because it is like grace--the worthiness of its object is never really what matters.
-Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
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