Flora De Los Santos
Flora De Los Santos
  • October 26, 1926 - January 7, 2018
  • Arlington, Texas

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Flora Reyna De Los Santos of Arlington, TX went to the Lord peacefully on January 7, 2018 at the age of 91. Flora is preceded in death by her husband, Pedro De Los Santos and granddaughter, Reyna De Los Santos.

Flora was born on Oct 26, 1926 in Matamoros, MX to her mother, Guadalupe Solis and father, Cruz Reyna. She married Pedro De Los Santos on September 10, 1944 and moved to Dallas, TX in 1953. Flora was a dedicated stay-at-home mom to her 7 children when they established their family home in Arlington, TX in 1956. Widowed at age 41, Flora learned how to drive and worked as a cook at Hutcheson Jr. High until her retirement in 1985 from the Arlington Independent School District.

Florita's faith was the foundation that grounded her family. As a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church since 1964, her Sundays began with mass and cooking lunch for her children and grandchildren. Sundays allowed the family to come together as one for stories, laughter and her delicious food. Her children and grandchildren remember her as the central figure, the "rock" to whom anyone could come to in need and in return receive advice based on honesty and wisdom.

Her love of family and cooking were the inspiration when her children opened La Comida Restaurant in Arlington. Flora's authentic recipes, precise combining of ingredients and sprinkles of love is what attracted customers to its location for over 15 years. Special meals from "Wella" were often requested from customers, and her presence became part of the restaurant's success.

She encouraged her 7 children to pursue a higher education and place family as their most important priorities. Family, faith and education, she believed, established a strong base. These base teachings carry her legacy forward, and guide the entire De Los Santos family.

Flora De Los Santos is survived by her 7 children and their spouses, Norma and Ricardo Sanchez, Richard and Sandra De Los Santos, Viola De Los Santos, George De Los Santos, Pete and Myrna De Los Santos, Robert and Cherise De Los Santos, Nellie and Stephanie De Los Santos. She is survived by her 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Manuela Mata, Eva Saldivar, Herlinda Sanchez, Servando Reyna and Josefa Reyna along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A viewing is scheduled at Moore Funeral Home for 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm. A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at St Matthew Catholic Church at 2021 New York Ave, Arlington, TX 76010, with a celebration of eternal life to follow at 5509 Oak Branch Dr., Arlington, TX 76016. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Flora's life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Matthew Catholic Church at 2021 New York Ave, Arlington, TX 76010. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-us/search/obit-search-landing.page?searchlocationonly=1. The family would like to express sincere appreciation and thanks for the many acts of love and sympathy during this trying hour. We are grateful for your prayers, encouraging words and uplifting thoughts. Because of you, the burden that seems so heavy is lighter now. May God bless each of you.

The De Los Santos - Reyna family