Hope P. Flores
July 2, 1926 – August 13, 2020
Hope P. Flores, 94, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully, August 13, 2020. She was born to the late Esequias Moran Pimentel and Ofelia Trevino Pimentel, July 2, 1926.
Hope married the late Lupe C. Flores in 1950 and they began their lives together in San Antonio. She is survived by three children: a daughter, Linda A. Flores, and two sons, Steven M. Flores and Richard J. Flores. She is also survived by three brothers: Bob Pimentel, Richard Pimentel, Charlie Pimentel and three sisters: Yolanda Pimentel, Ruth Ochoa and Dalia Pimentel and a step sister, Sally Bargo. She is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and close loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lupe C. Flores, in 1994, her infant daughter, Linda Ann Flores, her parents, Esequias and Ofelia Pimentel, her step mother, Conchita Pimentel and her brother, David Pimentel.
Hope entered the world as a preemie, weighing 2lbs. Instructed by doctors, her father built a homemade incubator using a light bulb and plywood to help keep her alive and warm. She grew up and went on to graduate from Brackenridge High School in 1944 and received her Associate’s degree in Education from San Antonio College. She spent several years working for the Zachry’s in their Insurance Division and several more years for MCI at the Inman Christian Center. Most of her working career was spent as a reading tutor and Communication technician in speech, helping students advance in their studies in the Edgewood Independent School District. Once she retired, she taught adults English as a Second Language and even helped them study for their citizenship test.
Throughout her lifetime, she was a woman of strong faith. She was an active member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, an Elder, a member of the Women’s Organization and Bible Study group.
Hope had a gift for helping others. She loved reading her daily devotionals, baking, cooking, tending to her loved ones and making her famous “Mama Flores Salsa.” She was a truly an “Angel on Earth” who touched the hearts others with words of encouragement, love and her deep faith in God. She was loved by everyone young and old and treasured spending time with family and friends. She was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, church leader, educator, and one truly remarkable example to follow.
Hope leaves behind a legacy of faith, love and grace. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her love and hope will live in our hearts forever.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Roy Akers, 515 N. Main. Visitation will be from 5pm -7pm and 8-9pm with a private service from 7pm-8pm. Thursday, September 17, 2020, a chapel service will be held at Roy Akers at 9:30am followed by a procession to Mission Park Cemetery, 1700 SE Military Dr. for Internment.
Please see the link below for virtual services.
Hope P. Flores
September 18, 2020
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. I pray God gives you the strength to deal with your loss and you find comfort knowing she is resting in peace. God Bless you all!
Cindy Flores and family
September 10, 2020
I met Ms. Flores in the early 70's. We worked together at Emma Frey Elementary. What a kind sweet lady! I always had a great time when we were together. She was my mom's buddy so we had an immediate connection. I was very lucky..... we were able to continue our friendship every time I spoke to Linda.
September 10, 2020
I will never forget "Momma Flores". I remember her as I would visit the home when Linda and I visited each other. We grew up in the same neighborhood and have been friends since 3rd grade! Her mom was always there with a wonderful smile and she always helped me feel welcomed in her home. Now, as a "Senior" adult, my husband, Bob and I, still visited my friends at the Flores household and I will never forget those visits and long conversations with Momma Flores. She will always be in my thoughts and she will always hold a special place in my heart from now on. RIP Mrs. Flores! Keep an eye on all of us!!! :)