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OBITUARY: Anselma V. Flores


Anselma V. Flores, “Chemita,” was born April 21, 1930, to Leonila Gamez and Ventura Vasquez in Linares, Mexico. Anselma lived in Texas and Arizona, then made her home in Wasco for the last 56 years.

Anselma worked for Jackson & Perkins/Armstrong Roses for over 40 years. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She loved to travel to visit family in Mexico, Texas, Utah and here in California. She also ventured to Canada, Hawaii and Las Vegas.

She had such a welcoming heart and helpful hand that she created so many wonderful memories and friendships over the years. Her favorite times were watching her grandkids play sports, watching her LA Dodgers on TV. and in person. The Dodgers organization sent their deepest condolences and had her picture up on the message board. Anselma also loved her gardening and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Benito Medina Flores; her father, Ventura Vasquez; her mother, Leonila Gamez; her brother, Lomeli Vasquez; her sister, Maria de Jesus; her sons, Benito E. Flores II and Jose V. Flores, and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Anselma is survived by her sisters, Francisca Davila and Deborah Davila; her sons, Abelino Flores, John Alcazar and Peter Flores; her daughters, Paula Flores, Ninfa Flores and Elva Flores; and her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


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