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Funeraria del Angel National City

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OBITUARY

Conchita Cruz Flores

November 25, 1925May 12, 2020
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On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Conchita Cruz Flores a loving wife and mother passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in San Diego, California.

Conchita, mostly known by her friends as Concha, was born on November 25, 1925 in Orani, Bataan, Philippines. She was the fourth child of Antonio Cruz and Romana Agustin Cruz. She married Tomas A. Flores in April 1944. They were blessed and raised 13 children, Rolando, Genaro, Lilian, Isagani, Eduardo, Reynaldo, Lolita, Efren, Daniel, Tomas Jr, Marven, Ramon, and Liza.

As a devoted Christian, she taught her children to be God-fearing. She joined Iglesia ng Dios Kay Cristo Jesus and later attended Christian churches when she migrated to America. She loved to sing and encouraged her children to appreciate music. She loved to cook and enjoyed eating pancit and arroz caldo. She kept her home tidy and very clean at all times. She was known for her infectious laughter and loved to tell stories. She was kind and has a compassionate spirit.

Conchita was preceded in death by her husband, Tomas Flores, Sr.; her children, Efren Flores and Ramon Flores, her grandchild GB Flores, her parents, Antonio Cruz and Romana Agustin Cruz; and her siblings, Natividad, Roberto, Fedring, Delfin and Apin.

She is survived by her children, Rolando, Genaro, Lilian, Isagani, Eduardo, Reynaldo, Lolita, Daniel, Tomas Jr, Marven, Liza, and several grandchildren, siblings, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Conchita’s visitation services are scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Procession from 5:00 pm - 700 pm) and Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Funeraria Del Angel, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA. She will be laid to rest On June 1, 2020 at 11:30 am at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, CA 91902.

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  • Processional Tribute

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Aaliyah Abucejo

May 25, 2020

Inang,
I just want to thank you for everything you did for us, I know you’re doing good in heaven with the Lord. Everyone in the family misses you dearly. Thank you for taking care of me when I was younger, I will forever be in gratitude for that. I’m sad that I won’t be making anymore memories with you. Don’t worry I will graduate college :). I will take care of everyone. I love you so muuuuuuuuuuuuuch, Inang. I will forever miss you.💕💜
Love,
Aaliyah

Elvira Cruz

May 24, 2020

Tiyang Concha your kindness and love will forever remain in my memory.. ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO YOU TIYANG CONCHA AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON YOU.. REST IN PEACE🙏❤️🙏. Till we meet again I LOVE YOU ❤️

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Biography

Conchita Cruz Flores was a woman for whom actions would speak louder than words. Her life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Conchita’s life. She was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. She was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Conchita was modest in her actions and extremely literal in her thoughts and in the manner in which she communicated with others.

      Conchita was born on November 25, 1925 in Orani, Bataan Philippines. Her parents were Antonia and Romana. Conchita was raised in the Philippines. Even as a small child, Conchita wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Conchita grew older, she realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, she treated everyone around her the same way. This belief in fairness served Conchita well throughout her life and despite her outspoken nature; she enjoyed a solid group of friends.

      Since Conchita sought to treat those around her with respect, she often found herself in the role of playing peacemaker within her family. She would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Conchita was raised with 7 siblings. She had 4 brothers, Alberto, Fedring, Delfin and Apin, and three sisters, Natividad, Carmen, and Nene. Conchita was constantly involved in activities with her siblings. Conchita and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

      During her childhood, family and friends viewed Conchita as a quiet and reserved person with what most would consider a calm and tranquil demeanor. In fact, she was a fairly curious child who had the ability to entertain herself and didn’t require much in the way of outside stimulation. A great deal of Conchita’s free time was spent learning how and why the things around her worked. She was an active child who loved being outdoors and absorbing all the sensory input that nature could provide. She took part in volleyball. In her spare time she liked reading, cooking, singing, cleaning. Conchita's memorable achievements included receiving academic awards in English, math, and science.

      The fact that she was curious was an asset to Conchita while she was in school. She possessed strong study skills and good concentration. She relished the task of scrutinizing problems, investigating all of the options, and then solving them. The experience was Conchita’s best teacher. She attended and graduated from high school in Orani, Bataan in 1941. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was English and Math. She was known for being smart and tough in her class.

      Those who didn’t know Conchita well might have thought her to be quiet and reserved, but family and friends who were close to her knew that she was capable of unexpected flashes of humor. Conchita’s good friends tended to be “thinkers” like herself. Even though the circle of friends was somewhat small, it was a strong and loyal group, and Conchita liked nothing better than to spend her free time with them. Conchita was well known for always being upfront and open, never hiding her true feelings, qualities that drew deep loyalty from her friends because they understood and appreciated her for the person she was. While growing up, some of her best friends were Eding, Rosing, Belen, and many more. Later in life, she remained friends with Eding and Rosing.

      This same loyalty and upfront honesty Conchita shared with her friends carried over to other aspects of her life, including her relationships with her family. On April 1, 1944, Conchita exchanged wedding vows with Tomas Alipio Flores at the Orani, Bataan Church in the Philippines. The marriage became a solid relationship, due in part to Conchita’s skill at bringing fresh energy and unparalleled love to her husband and children. She was a great listener who enjoyed the “together” time with her family, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

      As the family grew, Conchita was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Conchita was blessed with thirteen children, Rolando, Genaro, Lillian, Isagani, Eduardo, Reynaldo, Lolita, Efren, Daniel, Tomas, Jr., Marven, Ramon, Liza. They were also blessed with 37 grandchildren, Ronald, April, Rommel, Ara, Joan, Mark, Eugene, Jason, Jeanette, Alvin, Junross, Richie, Robert, Paul, Sarah, Michelle, GB, Grace, Juno Jay, Justin, Omar, Jasmine, Marco, Jose Rizaldy, Ime, Jeremy, Marilet, Archie, Francis, Maricel, Jane, Jonathan, Arvin, Argel, Aldrin, Nonoy, Aaliyah. Conchita was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, she would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Conchita was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved.

      In her work life, Conchita was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. Her primary occupation was a factory worker. She was employed for about 12 years by Eckert Cold Storage. Conchita always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Conchita had the ability to stay calm and the determination to do what was necessary to get the job done, traits that helped her enjoy sports. In high school, Conchita played softball and volleyball.

      Politically, Conchita was a strong supporter of the Republican Party.

      Religion and faith were important to Conchita. She held dear the faith and values she derived from her beliefs. She was a member of Iglesia ng Diyos Kay Kristo Jesus for 56 years and joined Jesus is Lord for 25 years.

      Conchita appreciated the occasions when she was able to travel and get away on a vacation. She loved to visit her family in the Philippines.

      As her retirement approached, Conchita viewed the event as just one more project to research and solve. So, when the day finally arrived in 1992, she was well prepared. Her new life involved relocating to San Diego, California. In retirement, she found new pleasure in babysitting her grandchildren and planting plants, flowers, and vegetables.

      Conchita passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020 in San Diego, California. She is survived by her children Rolando, Genaro, Lilian, Eduardo, Isagani, Reynaldo, Lolita, Daniel, Tomas, Jr., Marven, and Liza. Services were held at Funeraria Del Angel. Conchita was laid to rest in Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

      Conchita was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. She had a curiosity about the things around her and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences she treasured most were those she shared with her loved ones. Conchita Cruz Flores will be greatly missed and loved by her children, relatives, and friends.

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