Memorial services for Louis Castorena Flores will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2903 E. Rancier Ave., Killeen. Afterward, the family will receive family and friends at 4511 Jake Spoon Drive.
Mr. Flores died Oct. 4, 2017, at 9:22 p.m., going home with his beloved savior and reunited with his father, Thomas N. Flores; mother, Mercedes C. Flores; daughter, Cynthia Flores; and sister, Belia F. Caneles, among other loved ones.
He was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Menard.
He served in two branches of the military. During the Vietnam era, Louis served in the U. S. Marine Corps with honors. After his time as a Marine, he joined and retired from the U.S. Army.
Louis met his match in Killeen in August 1997. They had to battle for a couple years but he finally married his best friend and true love, Maryanne, on Aug. 24, 2001, in Killeen. They both combined two different families who all grew to love each other like a real family no matter the ups and downs.
May God Bless this family and help them move forward with joy and happiness.
Survivors include his best friend and wife, Maryanne Flores, along with kids: son, Paul Flores, his wife, Norma, and kids, Lyzette and Daniel; daughter, Rene Flores; daughter, Christy Salina and her husband, Rodefo; son, Nicolas Diaz, his wife, Rebecca, kids Haleena, Mailani, and Anthony and his wife, Monique, kids, Bella and AJ; son, Kevin Diaz his wife, Nanette, kids, Cassandra and Kevin Anthony; son, Chris Diaz and his wife, Helen, kids, Christopher Jr. and Caleb Chrisha; daughter, Cheryl Singleton and her husband, Darrin, kids, Tavina, Tavon and Tarrin; son, Irvin Diaz and his wife, Felicia, and kids, Irvin Jr., Annalysia and I’Napu; daughter, Cecilia Jones and her husband, Jason; son-dog, Rocky C. Flores; sister, Maria Ellen F. Figueroa and family; sister, Ofelia F. Martinez and family; and all the friends he has touched while down here on earth with us.
Visitation with a rosary is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 S. Fort Hood St., Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.