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Flora Caballero

October 26, 1926 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 93)

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Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Flora Caballero went to be with the Lord on July 9th, 2020, peacefully in her sleep. At the age of 93, Flora lived a long life full of energy, joy, and playfulness regardless of any situation she found herself in. She was born and raised in the small town of Edcouch, Texas the youngest daughter of four children to Andres and Maria del Refujo Caballero. She would later become a mother to three boys and raise them in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  Her primary occupation was as a laborer in the agricultural industry to support her family.  As her sons grew, they worked together in the agricultural fields harvesting carrots, tomatoes, cotton and everything under the sun in Texas.  In 1965, Flora and her boys migrated to the state of Washington continuing to work in the fields. By 1968, the family found themselves in Santa Ana, California where they would work for Marshburn Farms.  It was in this state that her boys, now men, began to forge their own paths in life. Flora would later move back to Washington state in 1980, settling into her humble two-bedroom home in Grandview where she would reside for nearly 40 years. Her family would eventually grow as her sons married and she was given six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She would spend time with her grandchildren every summer in California which was the highlight of their year. Everyone who met Flora, knew how humorous she could be. She brought smiles and laughter to all who were around her. She was always in good spirits and ready to have a fun time. Flora loved music and dancing; she earned the title of being “the life of the party.”  She constantly would give others compliments including telling people how beautiful or handsome they were. Most of all Flora loved her family and would give thanks to Christ Jesus for all that she had. Flora will be deeply missed but her precious face and festive memories will not be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her son Jose Salvador Guerrero, granddaughter Esmeralda Guerrero as well as her sisters Rebecca Perez and Amapro Lopez. Flora is survived by her eldest son and daughter-in-law, Manuel and Belia Guerrero and youngest son Francisco Acosta. She is also survived by her grandchildren, their spouses, and great-grandchildren:  Esteban & Cristina Maldonado and great-grandchildren Racheal, Daniel, Justice, and LaRenz; Samuel & Lisa Guerrero and great-grandchildren Benjermin, Caprice, Faith, and CJ; America Acosta and great-grandchildren Martin, Jared and Italia; Ricardo & Adriana Acosta and great-grandchild Xcaret; and grandson Salvador Guerrero. Services are arranged through Smiths Funeral Home, 528 S. Eighth Street, Sunnyside, WA 98944; viewing will be held on Thursday July 16th, 2020 from 3pm to 8pm. Internment will take place on Friday, July 17, 2002 at the Grandview Cemetery 39 E. Elm Street, Grandview, WA 98930 at 1pm. Those wishing to sign Flora’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com   Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Viewing and Visitation
Thursday
July 16, 2020

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Internments
Friday
July 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Washington
N Elm St
Grandview, wa 98930

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