Baker City, Oregon
Jose C. Flores, 85, a resident of Baker City, died Aug. 26, 2003, at his home.
At his request, there will be no service. Arrangements were under the direction of Coles Funeral Home.
Jose was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Manzanillo, Mexico. He came to the United States as an infant and lived in San Francisco most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1945. He engaged in battle at Papua, New Guinea and received many honors from the Army, including the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Service Medal with two Bronze Battle Stars.
He married Patricia Kristensen on Sept. 11, 1965. They moved to Baker City in 1984.
Jose loved life and he also loved his beloved wife and his family, especially a niece, Ceal Cottonaro. Jose was a fan of NFL football, especially the San Francisco 49ers. One of his other favorite activities was going fishing.
He was a member of the Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3048.
Jose is survived by his wife, Patricia and two nieces.
Memorial contributions in Jose’s memory may be directed to Pathway Hospice, 1904 Resort St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 29, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor