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Moroni Flores

January 1, 1929 — June 21, 2023

El Paso

Moroni Flores, 94, entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2023 in El Paso, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Celso Flores and Eva Ontiveros; daughter, Laura Margarita Flores; grandson, Tristan Flores Logan; siblings, Saul, Rogelio, Adrian and Amanda Flores. Moroni is survived by his beloved wife, Margarita D. Flores; sons, Moroni Flores Jr., Heriberto Flores, Humberto Flores, Rolando Flores and Norberto Flores; daughters, Lucila Lorena Flores and Anabelle Logan; brother Roberto David Flores; sisters, Eva Hilda Gonzalez, Yolanda Yvonne Pinon, Arcelia Irene Jarvis and Martha Emma Escobar. He is also leaving behind 40 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren, that will love and cherish his memory forever. He will be dearly missed by all who met Mr. Flores.

Moroni Flores was born on January 1, 1929, in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico to Celso Flores and Eva Ontiveros. He grew up in Colonia Dublan, where he went to school, farmed the land, with his father, and was the oldest of 10 siblings. In 1949, he left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He completed the two year mission in 1951. While on his mission he met his future wife and love of his life, Margarita Duarte, in Laredo Texas. Moroni and Margarita married in October 23, 1951 and last year, in 2022, they celebrated 71 years of marriage. They had 8 children, 7 living. Moroni and his family eventually made their home in El Paso, Texas after he immigrated to the United States. Ever responsible and ever the provider, he had various jobs when he first immigrated to the United States. Eventually he began working for a company then known as Southwest Microfilm and later known as Comgraphics. He became the production manager for 29 years and retired after 30 years with the company. During his time with the company, the owner, on Moroni’s recommendation, hired two of Moroni’s brothers whom he worked with until he retired. Over the years he was able to hire other family members. This was one example of the many ways he always took care of his family and this became a lifelong theme and a central tenet of his life, taking care of his family. His faith was also an integral part of who he was and how he lived his life. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Throughout his life he served in many positions in the church. He served as a bishop, counselor, teacher and ministering brother. He served in the Ciudad Juarez Temple as a temple worker for 19 years. His faith sustained him and gave him many opportunities to serve others. One of those opportunities came in the form of speaking at over 70 funerals during his lifetime. His life of service was not limited to his family and to his church family. After retiring, he was a volunteer at Del Sol Hospital for approximately 14 years. He could often be found tending to the lawns and yards of his widowed and elderly neighbors. While he was unable to complete a formal education, he was a lifelong student, avid reader, and loved traveling as his means allowed. He was always interested in current events happening throughout the world and kept up with them on a daily basis. He was a champion of social justice and education. He instilled in his children the importance of education. He looked for ways to improve other’s lives. He had an impeccable work ethic but also enjoyed spending time with his family, which was his greatest joy. He loved music and good food. He enjoyed robust debates regarding social issues that were important to him. All of these qualities, he imparted to his family. He is also survived by his daughters-in-law, Marnee Flores, Judy Flores, Lillian Flores, Mary Flores and his son-in-law, Travis Logan as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins who loved him.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Celebration of Life starting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Home - Americas, 9521 North Loop Drive, El Paso, Texas 79907. A Funeral Service will be held starting at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 30, 2023 at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 1212 Sumac Dr., El Paso, Texas 79925. The graveside will follow after the funeral service at Memory Gardens of the Valley, 4900 McNutt Rd., Santa Teresa, NM 88008.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Mountain time)

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9521 North Loop, El Paso, TX 79907

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 29, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, June 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

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1212 Sumac Dr., El Paso, TX 79925

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Friday, June 30, 2023

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4900 McNutt Rd, Santa Teresa, NM 88008

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