Imperial Valley Press - - LOCAL&REGION -

Aug. 30, 1963 - Oct. 6, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce our beloved Fran­cisca Paredes Flor has re­turned to be with our Heav­enly Father. After a brave bat­tle with breast cancer, our pre­cious Fran­cisca passed away in Santa Rosa, Cal­i­for­nia on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 2017.

Born Au­gust 30, 1963 to Car­los and Maria Ninfa Paredes, Fran­cisca grew up in Mex­i­cali, Baja Cal­i­for­nia. She at­tended Cen­tral Union High School grad­u­at­ing in class of 1982. Fran­cisca later went on the grad­u­ate from the DeLoux School of Cos­me­tol­ogy July 6, 1984 and Ros­son School of Hair De­sign and Bar­ber­ing in 2007.

She met and fell in love with her hus­band Galo Vi­cente Flor in El Cen­tro, Cal­i­for­nia in 1985. They were sealed for time and all eter­nity at the San Diego Cal­i­for­nia Tem­ple on June 6, 1986. On May 7, 1988 their daugh­ter, Jo­vanna Ju­dith Flor, was born. Their son, Samuel Ale­jan­dro Flor, was born April 14, 1996.

Fran­cisca was a de­voted and lov­ing wife, mother, daugh­ter, sis­ter, and friend. She was an el­e­gant woman who had a gen­er­ous and bril­liant soul. Her warm hands and heart were ded­i­cated to her fam­ily and work. She will be re­mem­bered for her beauty, grace, and in­spir­ing strength. Her mem­ory will for­ever be cher­ished by ev­ery­one who’s life she touched. She is sur­vived by her 5 sib­lings, Marisa Car­ba­jal, Rosa Saenz, Car­los Paredes Jr., Javier Paredes, Norma Paredes, and many nieces and neph­ews.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice with be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints in Carls­bad at 1975 Chest­nut Av­enue. View­ing and vis­i­ta­tion will be­gin at 9 a.m. fol­lowed by the funeral ser­vice at 9:30 a.m. un­til 10:30 a.m. We welcome all to stay after­wards to cel­e­brate her life and en­joy potluck re­fresh­ments. Fran­cisca will be laid to rest on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17, 2017 at the Miramar National Ceme­tery with a small ser­vice for im­me­di­ate fam­ily.

Con­do­lences and flow­ers can be sent to the Flor res­i­dence at 4916 Park Court Carls­bad, CA 92008. Fran­cisca’s fam­ily would like to give a spe­cial thanks to her friends and loved ones, who showed un­wa­ver­ing sup­port, com­pas­sion, and care dur­ing her long fight against cancer. You may also con­tact her daugh­ter, Jo­vanna Flor at 760-689-5118.

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