Betty Flores Delgado, 89, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Dallas. Betty left her hometown of Robstown in 2004 to reside in Dallas with her oldest daughter, Dr. Matilda Saenz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Kidder Delgado; her parents, Emilio Flores Sr. and Paula Gonzalez Flores; her brothers and sisters, and half sisters, Manuela Flores Hinojosa, Mariana Flores, Emilio Flores Jr., Paz Flores, Gustavo Flores, Carlos Flores, Caritina "Care" Flores Leal, and Fameliza "Fame" Flores Aguirre.
She was born Valeriana (Betty) Gonzalez Flores on Oct. 30, 1920 in Nordheim. Betty lived in Robstown since 1944, following the end of World War II, a war in which her husband Alex served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. Alex and Betty were married on Feb. 10, 1946 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 64 years ago, contributing to the church, and volunteering their time and ideas to St. Anthony Catholic Church and various service organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 7841.
Betty was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA), Court Sor Carmen 1724 of St. Anthony's Church. One of her great accomplishments was not only being a Charter Member of the CDA Court but also having served as Grand Regent and in several other roles throughout her many years as an active member. She was a member of the Marianas of St. Anthony Catholic Church. She also served as Eucharistic minister, member of several prayer groups, praying the Rosary at many funeral wakes, funerals, and other prayer services. She opened her daughter's home in Dallas to the St. Monica Catholic Church Rosary Group-holding several rosaries at her home and she continued attending at Mass. Betty spent about 30 years working at Leshin's Department Store in downtown Robstown.
She is survived by three daughters, Dr. Matilda (Ruben) Saenz of Dallas, Ida (Mac) MacLeod of Austin, and Dr. Cindi (Paul) Noel of Weslaco; five grandchildren, Michael Ray Perez of Dallas, Jennifer Renee Saenz of Austin, David Alexander Saenz of Baltimore, Natalia Kathleen Noel of San Antonio, and Paula Danielle Noel of Weslaco; and many nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren in Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Washington, D. C., and Florida.
A Rosary will be recited by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at Ramon Funeral Home at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010. A Rosary will be recited by the Marianas of St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Friday morning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 30 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will immediately follow at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi.
Ramon Funeral Home Inc.