Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX


Audelia C. Samaniego

May 7, 1934September 2, 2019

Audelia C. Samaniego, age 85, of San Angelo, Texas entered into heavenly rest on Monday September 2, 2019. Audelia was born May 7, 1934 in Luling, Texas to Pablo and Maria Cortez. She was a stay-at-home mom and foster parent who instilled good, hardworking values in every child she nurtured. In her free time she enjoyed leisurely embroidery and sewing, getting her hands dirty in the garden, or just reading and studying her bible. As a Baptist she was an avid believer in the power of scripture, often drawing strength from the words in trying times. Her favorite verse was Revelations 2:10 “...Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of Life” (Apocalipsis 2:10 “...Sé fiel hasta la muerte, y yo te daré la corona de la vida”). She will be severely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Audelia was preceded in death by parents Pablo and Maria Cortez, spouses Doroteo Flores and Narciso Samaniego; sisters Elisa Ramirez, Minerva Morales, and Isabel Contreras; brother Samuel Cortez; and son Ernesto Flores.

Her memory will live on through her siblings Beatrice Marquez, Josephine Escobedo, Emma Lucero, Randi Vasquez, and Daniel Cortez; children Maria (Bill) Kiskowski, Rosalinda (Charles) Horsley, Doroteo (Lynn) Flores, Betty (Phil) Garton, Eduardo (Terry) Flores, Diana (Gilberto) Perez, Noe (Sylvia) Flores, and Paula Lorraine (Tim) Shanahan; 30 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation for Audelia will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Johnson's Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with interment following services at Johnson's Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are Aaron Garton, Jacob Flores, Martin Shanahan, Gabe Perez, Jonathan Flores, Doroteo Flores, Jarrod Villela, David Gihimbare, Joshua Gihimbare, and Louie Kiskowski.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Audelia's memory may be made to Kindred Hospice, 116 W Concho Avenue, San Angelo, Texas; and Robert Lee Care Center, 307 W 8th Street, Robert Lee, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com for the Flores family.


  • Pablo and Maria Cortez, Parents (deceased)
  • Doroteo Flores, Husband (deceased)
  • Narciso Samaniego, Husband (deceased)
  • Ernesto Flores, Son (deceased)
  • Samuel Cortez, Brother (deceased)
  • Elisa Ramirez, Sister (deceased)
  • Minerva Morales, Sister (deceased)
  • Isabel Contreras, Sister (deceased)
  • Daniel Cortez, Brother
  • Randi Vasquez, Sister
  • Beatrice Marquez, Sister
  • Josephine Escobedo, Sister
  • Emma Lucero, Sister
  • Maria (Bill) Kiskowski, Daughter
  • Maria Audelia Byrne, Grandchild
  • Helen Maurgen Byrne, Great Grandchild
  • Margaret Louise Byrne, Great Grandchild
  • Katherine Maria Byrne, Great Grandchild
  • William Louis Kiskowski, Grandchild
  • William Jae Chong Kiskowski, Great Grandchild
  • Rosalinda (Charles) Horsley, Daughter
  • Jacquelin Theresa Flores-Gihimbare, Grandchild
  • Mireya Anisah Flores, Great Grandchild
  • David Gerard Gihimbare, Great Grandchild
  • Joshua Noel Gihimbare, Great Grandchild
  • Maria Urista Carroll, Grandchild
  • Andrew Tyler Urista, Great Grandchild
  • Gabriel Mac Urista, Great Great Grandchild
  • Kylo Marcino Urista, Great Great Grandchild
  • Doroteo Flores, Grandchild
  • Sabrina Kathryn Flores, Great Grandchild
  • Penelope Kathya Murillo, Great Great Grandchild
  • Doroteo Flores Jr, Great Grandchild
  • Keziah Davis Flores, Great Grandchild
  • Jonathan Flores, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Flores Jr, Great Grandchild
  • Julian Flores, Great Grandchild
  • Kennedy Flores, Great Grandchild
  • Abruelia Marie Flores, Great Grandchild
  • Catherine Jayne Lyder, Grandchild
  • Alejandro Samuel Espino, Great Grandchild
  • Gabriela Azalea Espino, Great Grandchild
  • Nathaniel Augustin Lyder, Great Grandchild
  • Adriano Lyder, Great Grandchild
  • Vina Isabela Lyder, Great Grandchild
  • Clifford Ray Reed, Grandchild
  • Christian Hosea Reed, Grandchild
  • Monique Flores Alba, Grandchild
  • Doroteo (Lynn) Flores, Son
  • Erica Flores, Grandchild
  • Lyndsey Flores, Grandchild
  • Landry Flores, Grandchild
  • Lawson Flores, Grandchild
  • Betty (Phil) Garton, Daughter
  • Adrianna Leyva, Grandchild
  • Aaron Lee Garton, Great Grandchild
  • Andrea Leyva Batista, Grandchild
  • Antonio Andres Batista, Great Grandchild
  • Evelyn Marie Batista, Great Grandchild
  • Eduardo "Soné" (Terry) Flores, Son
  • Cassandra Bethany Flores, Grandchild
  • Melissa Rosalyni Flores, Grandchild
  • Kelli Nicole Holloway, Great Grandchild
  • Maricela Flores, Grandchild
  • Melodia Flores, Grandchild
  • Diana (Gilberto) Perez, Daughter
  • Monica Nicole Perez-Cervantes, Grandchild
  • Veronica (Nikki) Cervantes, Great Grandchild
  • Amanda Carissa Perez Eaton, Grandchild
  • Gabriel Perez, Grandchild
  • Elijah Perez, Great Grandchild
  • Noe (Sylvia) Flores, Son
  • Jessica M. Flores, Grandchild
  • Jacob M. Flores, Grandchild
  • Jennifer M. Flores, Grandchild
  • Paula Lorraine (Tim) Shanahan, Daughter
  • Jarrod Vincent Villela, Grandchild
  • Mari Valetta Shanahan, Grandchild
  • Martin Diáz Shanahan, Grandchild
  • Michelle Diana Shanahan, Grandchild

  • Aaron Garton
  • Jacob Flores
  • Martin Shanahan
  • Gabe Perez
  • Jonathan Flores
  • Doroteo Flores
  • Jarrod Villela
  • David Gihimbare, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joshua Gihimbare, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Louie Kiskowski, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Audelia C. Samaniego

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Jacquelin Flores-Gihimbare

September 24, 2019

I miss you dearly mom. We are all holding on to each other , comforting one another as you would have wanted us to do. From time
To time we all share memories about you. We laugh and cry yet keep praying for comfort each and every day. One day at a time mami. And we will continue saying your loving words “I love you more , you know that. “

Lorraine Shanahan

September 6, 2019

Mom and Jackie were coming to visit and I told them to just make themselves at home. They knew where I kept the extra key. I think I reminded them that there was food in the fridge.

When I finally got home; I am not sure where I was, but they were just laughing hysterically and I, of course, started laughing also. Not sure why but mom’s laugh was contagious.

It turns out that Mom had pulled out some food and kept insisting that Jackie heat the food up in the microwave. Well I didn’t have a microwave. My house had gotten burglarized and the microwave had been taken.

Jackie kept saying, ¡Mom, cual microondas!” Well Mom realized that it was missing and said, “¡Mira, ¿qué le pasó?!” Then Jackie reminded her and Mom started laughing, realizing her mistake. (The claim was completed and Mom had forgotten.)

That’s when I walked in the door.

All weekend, we would ask her if she wanted us to heat something up just so she would laugh again.

I loved her ability to laugh at herself and she taught us to be humble and laugh at ourselves also. She would always say, “Nosotros somos humanos. solo Dios es perfecto.”