Josefina Flores, 81, of Sunnyside passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Josefina was born Nov. 2, 1930 in Linares, Mexico to Florentino and Delores (Hernandez) Garcia.

She received her early education in Mexico.

On April 24, 1955 she married the love of her life Felipe Flores in Texas. The couple spent a few years in Texas before moving to the Lower Valley to be closer to family.

Josefina worked in the fields and was a devoted and caring housewife. She was an excellent seamstress and loved to sew.

She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was also famous for her homemade tortillas and "hot" green chile sauce although her love for cooking did not compare to her love of sewing she was always willing and ready to prepare her families favorites for them.

She was known for her loving and giving spirit and truly never had a bad word to say about anyone.

Josefina was a member of the Assembly of God Church (Iglesia El Calvario) in Sunnyside.

Josefina is survived by her loving husband, Felipe Flores of Sunnyside; her children, Mary (Scott) Fisher of Prosser, Adelina "Addi" Flores of Bremerton, Nellie (Madison) Sparks of Pouslbo, Phillip Flores of Pasco and Nollie (John) DeVol of Snohomish; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Juan Garcia and Alfonso Garcia, both of Yakima and Jose Garcia of California; and sister, Maria L. Almeida of Sunnyside.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Florentino and Delores Garcia; and her sister, Guadalupe Garcia.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, June 22, 2012, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Josefina's online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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