OBITUARY

Noe Gomez Flores

January 25, 1933June 28, 2020

“Good-bye. God bless you. I love you very much.” These loving endearments became Noé Flores’ signature every time he ended a conversation with his beloved family. A long-haul trucker by profession, Noé took his final one-way trip to heaven on the evening of June 28th, 2020 departing from Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He gently took his last breath and peacefully passed into the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Noé was born in Harlingen, Texas on January 25, 1933 during the Great Depression, and as if that wasn’t challenging enough, he was born with lockjaw or tetanus. He fought this disease and every other obstacle life thrust in his path like a true champion.

He met the love of his life, María de los Ángeles, known as Angelita to most, in 1953 and with her made his dream of having a large family a sweet realization. Noé and Angelita eagerly raised 9 children by nurturing and providing for them, planting seeds of love, faith and encouragement for their individual success, and scattering grains of motivation throughout their education.

Noé served in the United States Air Force as a airplane mechanic from 1955 to 1958. He used the knowledge and skills he gained to tinker with his own cars and trucks. He worked for several Trucking companies until 1989, when he embarked in entrepreneurship and started his own Flores Trucking. He was very proud of his safety record on the road, never earning a moving violation ticket in 44 years. He came to know the interstate highways in every state in the continental U.S. like the back of his hand, rarely relying on the use of a map. Upon retiring, he traded his 18-wheeler for a Massey-Ferguson tractor, mowed fields, and controlled their borders as a hobby.

The passing of Noé G. Flores marks the end of a generation for his extended family, being the last of his siblings to pass on. Noé is preceded in death by his firstborn son Noé Jr. , parents Santiago Flores and Josefina Gomez Flores, sisters Anita Chamberlain, Aurora Carmona, and Irma Palomo, brothers Florencio Flores, Alberto Rocha, Esteban Flores, and Andrés Flores, and several nephews and nieces.

Noé adored his wife, Angelita, of 66 years and dreaded the thought of ever leaving her. Before he left, she assured him they would be together again one day and told him “I love you, Babe. Te quiero mucho!”, as she showered him with sweet kisses. He leaves his legacy of nine Flores children, Noé Florencio Flores (Armandina), Josefina Resendíz (Jesse), Maurilia Flores, Jesús Flores (Oralia), Odilia Flores Lopez, María de los Ángeles Garza (Roberto), Santiago Flores (Marisol), Pablo Flores, and Mary Hirschmann (Fred), 27 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren, as well as many much loved nephews and nieces. He was the last Grandpa standing—a gentle giant, humble, loving, kind, cordial, courteous, playful, and always charming.

Heavenly Grace Funeral Home in La Feria, Texas is overseeing arrangements. Visitation will take place Thursday, July 2nd from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, with interment to follow at Heavenly Grace Memorial Park.

Services

3 July

Chapel Service

10:00 am

 

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Marisol Vasquez-Flores

July 2, 2020

Dad, we are all going to miss you so much. You were our rock, our hero and our life saver at times. Your love never faltered. Now you will be looking down on all of us and I know I will see you again; you are now standing tall and strong. From the bottom of my heart, I love you and I thank you for everything you did for me and my family. You were a great man and your absence is felt by us all. I love you. -Marisol

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