Violet Flores

November 12, 1944June 8, 2018
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Violet Valenzuela Flores, 73, beloved Wife, Mom, Sister, “Gramma”, Great “Gramma”, Aunt and Friend went to be with the Lord on Friday, June, 8, 2018, after acquiring a rare form of Pulmonary Hypertension. She was born to parents Jesus Valenzuela and Blasa Nunez Valenzuela on November 12, 1944 in Ventura, Ca. In 1947 her Father moved the family to San Jose to continue his career as a Spanish-speaking radio announcer. San Jose is where the family laid its foundation and grew exponentially.

Violet is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Arturo, and children Vivian, Larry, Sonny & stepdaughter Corrina. Further, Violet absolutely loved and adored ALL 15 of her grandchildren/great-grandchildren, Eddie, Raelene, Divena, Venessa, Andrew, Katrina, The Nick, Mayah, Serenity, Laylah, Sophia, Bella, Josiah, Gabriel and Mateo (step). Plus her two Godchildren, Saul Jr. and Nikki.

Violet loved her big family, which included her sisters Rosie Sandoval (late), Lupe Martinez, Andrea Barreto and Susie Valenzuela. Plus her brothers Johnny (late) Joey (late), Jess Jr., Saul and Manuel Valenzuela…. As well as brothers Hector (late), Morris (late), Juan, Benjamin, Rudy and Raul. In addition, her sister-in-laws Laura Valenzuela, Margaret Valenzuela, Helen Castillo and brother-in-laws Fernando Flores (late), Chris Flores (late) and Mike Flores.

Over the years Violet loved to host parties (swim) at her houses for all her brothers, sisters, numerous nephews and nieces who all loved the way she treated them… her home was always open whenever they needed a place to visit and/or stay. She was “Simply Wonderful”!

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  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Rebecca Tafoya

June 20, 2018

I met Violet Flores in 1983 when we both worked at Monolithic Memories, 35 years ago. The first thing I noticed was her huge beautiful smile and very friendly personality. At work we laughed so much, not sure how we ever got any work done. She quickly became my best friend and her family became my family. Violet always talked about her family with so much pride, I loved that about her. Art, Vivian, Larry, Sonny and all the grandkids, she was so proud of all of you. Violet was the kindest and most loyal friend anyone could ask for. I will miss her phone call every year on my birthday. She never forgot and that meant so much to me.
I will never forget you Violet, I know you're smiling down on all of us today as we celebrate your life. I love you my friend, Rest In Heavenly Peace.

Robert Valenzuela

June 17, 2018

I will always remember your smile and your laughter .
I love you Aunt Violet

John and Sandy Spevak

June 17, 2018

We have been blessed to have Vi and Art as neighbors for many years in Los Banos. What a wonderful couple. Vi was/is an amazing person, full of joy and laughter. She so much loved having her family over to her home and use her backyard pool, which Art so conscientiously maintained. Each time we saw and talked with Vi, we smiled. People like Vi and Art art so special and so wonderful to have as neighbors. We will miss Vi deeply, but we know she is experiencing the light and love of God, the same love she gave to all who knew her.

Carmen Martinez

June 17, 2018

I knew Violet since the 7th grade at Roosevelt school, we became friends and continue being friends, she was always laughing and joking around, I'm sure going to miss her, she is what you called a GOOD FRIEND