Mead Mortuary

36930 Irwin Road, Barstow, CA


Florenio Cristobal Peralta

March 20, 1937May 18, 2020

Florenio Cristobal Peralta of Barstow, CA, passed away at his home on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the age of 83.

Florenio was born to parents Felipe and Luciana on March 20, 1937 in Belen, New Mexico. He grew up as the eldest of eight. In 1957, married his high school sweetheart, Lena. Florenio and Lena had four daughters, Evangeline, Patricia, Cynthia and Kathleen and nine grandchildren and one great grandson. Florenio worked for Santa Fe for many years, and retired from the Nebo USMC Marine base. Florenio loved to golf, cheer on his Lakers and Chargers and enjoy time with his family and friends. Florenio was a generous soul and would do anything for anybody, he will be sorely missed by his many friends and family.

A private family ceremony will be held.

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Christian Estudillo

June 1, 2020

Until we meet again in paradise, Dad. You were a man of many talents and gifts. You were one of the hardest workers in any room. Always ready to help in any way you could. The many lives you touched in your lifetime will forever be changed. You were a beacon of light. You were a blessed and wise man who provided love, joy, and prosperity for your family for generations. I know you are at peace and free from the pains and struggles of this world. You will live on in our hearts and our memories and we will see you again. I love you Dad and I will see you on payday 🙏🏼

Jaime & Loretta Zamora

May 29, 2020

When we remodeled my beloved Grandma & Grandpas house, Florenio was pleased to help us with his plumbing experience which helped us tremendously. He engaged himself in the project as if it was his own and whenever you needed him he would be there, especially in a plumbing jam. Also i remember him saying "whoever came up with the saying getting old were the golden years, i'd like to punch him in the nose"! We miss you our friend, we know you are rejoicing in the awesome presence of Almighty GOD and will surely join you in perfect time.

Patsy Craine

May 29, 2020

Florenio my memory of him: The kindest and funniest man I have ever known here at Barstow. I will never forget how I would make him laugh with all my sayings the older people from New Mexico used when we were growing up. When we moved back from NM Florenio gave us a nice huge TV. Me and my husband enjoyed your visit with us and when we visited you. I will remember him when I make my NM biscochitos that he lived so much that Lena had to hide them so he would not eat all of them in one day. My funniest memory is when your wife Lena and I wore the same Walmart blouse to church not knowing we each had that same top; and you thought it was so funny you named us The Twin Towers. Florenio, you and my husband are now in heaven leaving your Twin Towers here on earth. We will be okay and look after each other; that’s what Twin Towers do; and we will not fall. Love You My Friend.

Lucy McCoy

May 29, 2020

LENA, I JUST SAW Patsy's post about your husband. I am so sorry. I did not know him but it sounds like he was a great guy. Condolences to you and your family.

Lorenzo Peralta

May 28, 2020

Florenio Peralta, what a man! I have so many memories of Florenio, too many to even try to pick any to share. He was a very giving man who gave of his time to help us whenever we had plumbing problems. I remember as a kid he would “hire” me to dig ditches for some of his jobs. That may not seem like a big deal to some, but it meant a lot to me. And what he meant to my dad, Florenio was my dads cousin, but more than that he was one of my dads best friends, and I think that would be true even if they weren’t related. I had the privilege of playing golf a few times with the two of them and it was always fun. I could see why my dad loved to spend time with him. I pretty sure my dad was one of the first to welcome him into heaven. To the girls, I know the pain and emptiness that you are feeling and I pray that God sends his healing love to all of you. Lena, God bless you and know that you are always in our prayers. Love you all,
Lorenzo ❤️ Mary Peralta and Family

Amie Holpuch

May 28, 2020

my heart and prayers go out to your family. He was a great man and exceptional father. I pray for gods love to touch your family and give you peace.

Eleanor Meek

May 28, 2020

So sad to hear this. I’ve known you all my life. Even when you moved we keep in touch. I loved that we worked together for Martha’s Meals and the visits for coffee and donuts. You always took good care of your family and at times would go take care of things I needed around my house when I lived in the Village. You will be deeply missed by me and my father. We love you and always in our thoughts.


May 27, 2020

Our condolences to the Peralta family. Florenio was truly a man of God in every way he lived his life. He will be forever missed for the love and strength he brought to this world. As our consuegro, he was kind and uplifting in every way. We should all strive to like him.

Cindy Peralta

May 27, 2020

We may not have it together but together we have it all. I am proud to say I am the daughter of Florenio Peralta. He was hardworking successful and prosperous. His skills and knowledge made him respected and a exceptional Supervisor at his job. He was generous and honest in his Plumbing business he built himself. He would send me for a tool and I would grab 4 different ones so I would get it right. Every morning hear his Ranchero start up I can remember like yesterday he would bombombombombom back out drive way and boomboomboom first gear whom whom second gear him go up hill take off on main hit third gear right above our back yard and hear him all the way down main st. And at 3:40 here he would come in the drive way bomb bombombom the ranchefo engine would cut off as he rolled in garage. He would tell you dont take no for a answer.
I am privileged to have been encluded on the ride. We went to New Mexico I got to ride on the hump in back seat next stop Kingman for breakfast. 99 bottles of beer. And singing California Here we come with my sisters as we crossed into Needles.
I would like to mention my dads grandchildren Sarissa, Richie, Jessie. Diana,Claudia and Danny. Leah, Sophia and Marcus. His blood lives on in you all. My heart is broken for us all. His Spirit can grow in you. I believe he is a chosen divine ascended Master he showed me by 333 five times since he passed. He believed in the blood of his Savior Jesus Christ, this as his salvation. This Faith showed in my dads character. This gives me hope and comfort that we are all being strength and power through this great soul.
I LOVE YOU ALL I am always lifting you up in my walk with Christ God Bless You All.

Cecilia Cordova

May 25, 2020

At one time, the Peraltas were a Village neighbor. As a fellow Marine Base employee, I would see Florenio from time to time saying hello on Base. Condolences to the Peralta family from the Leo and Lala Cordova family.


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