Oralia Susanna Flores
(nee Munoz), 86, of St. Louis, MO, born on August 31, 1936 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023 after a battle with cancer. Though she is absent from the body, she is now present with Jesus Christ.
She was educated in Monterrey and worked as a bilingual secretary at the age of 16. In 1954, she married Carlos H. Flores-Vega and immigrated to the US in 1954. She was a devoted mother who shared her passions for learning, music and movies with her children. She wanted the best for all her children. She had a wall of books on a variety of subjects and she would encourage her children to expand their horizons telling them that “reading and knowledge is the key to success and the future”. She also made it clear how important the Bible is to our everyday life, saying more than once: “You want romance, intrigue, mystery, action, adventure – it’s all here in this Book.”
Her kids remember her love of music which spanned from classical to big band swing to traditional corridos of Mexico. She loved movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood and was known for taking her kids to see all the blockbuster movies of the late 70’s and 80’s.
Oralia was predeceased by her sons Carlos Flores and John Flores. She is survived by her daughter, Lia Koehler; and her sons, Javier Flores, Mike Flores, Hubert Flores, and Robert G. Flores; and her grandchildren: Brian Koehler, Cynthia Koehler, Clayton Flores, Allegra Flores, Blake Flores, Cassandra Flores, Sofia Flores, Antonio Flores, Matthew Flores, Alexander Flores, Rebecca Flores, Lucia Flores, Gabriel Flores, Clark Flores, Holden Flores, Mera Flores, and Piper Flores; and her first great-grandchild expected in July 2023.
Services: A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at Resurrection Cemetery at 1 p.m.