Rafaela Flores was born Oct. 24, 1918 in Milam County, Texas and was a daughter of Jose Mendoza and Maria Limon Mendoza. She has made her home in Rockdale all of her life and was employed by Richards Memorial Hospital for 27 years as a nurse's assistant. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rockdale. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marcario Flores, Sr. in 1963; a daughter, Virginia Vaca in 1983; Also five brothers and one sister. Survivors include: Four sons: Rudolph Flores & wife, Adela of Coppell; Marcario Flores, Jr. & wife Rosie; Robert Flores & wife, Josie; Randy Flores & wife Kim, all of Rockdale. Four daughters: Mary Ann Masiel & husband, Henry of Fairfield; Delia Galvan & husband, Jimmy; Irene Avila & husband, Robert & Helen Flores, all of Rockdale. One sister, Rufina Ordones of Rockdale. 21 Grandchildren, 38 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Funeral Mass was Tuesday , October 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial in the IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale.