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Herman Muro Flores

November 10, 1951 ~ December 19, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Obituary

 

Herman “Papa Herm” Flores always arrived early, whether it was a movie, flight or sport. True to 
form, he left us early for his final journey. He is loved and will be missed.

Herman was born in Orange County to migrant farm workers, Elisa and Jesus “Jesse” Flores, the 
second of five children. He attended Santa Ana Valley High School, where he played football and 
made life-long friends. There he met Susan (“Sue” Goens), who became the love of his life. Together 
they had two sons, David (Hannah) and Eden (decd. 1/11) and adopted a third, Daniel. Herm coached 
the boys in sports, and was immensely proud and supportive of his sons. He made sure he was present 
for every concert, skate board event, or football game. He also was fond of the boys’ friends, and 
even as grown-ups it was common for a friend to call him for advice or stop by the house.

Herm was a hard worker, and generous. While he took classes in drafting and architecture, his true 
calling was carpentry, which he did his entire life. Shortly after marrying Sue, he bought a lot 
down the street from his mother, and designed and built a beautiful home for his family. While it 
was always a work in progress, 40 years later it is a home with open doors, where friends gather to 
share a meal, discussion, or play a game of cards. Herm also devoted many, many hours to helping 
family, friends and acquaintances with projects big or small, and could always be counted on for 
those in need of help.

Herm had a big heart. He loved his three grandchildren unconditionally, and could be found on the 
floor playing with them or going on whatever adventure they chose during their visits. He loved 
watching Reed play hockey, and would fly or drive to support him in tournaments across the 
northwest. His granddaughter, Sierra, was the apple of his eye, and the youngest, Zeke, could make 
him laugh like no other. He also found joy in his god-daughters, Lauren and Lisa, and loved their 
children like his own grandchildren. He also loved his dogs and grand-dogs, especially his darling 
Catalina.

It would take days to relay a complete story of what an amazing life he had. While we are sad that 
he has left, we hope his legacy of showing up and finding humor lives on in all of us.


*His son, Eden Douglas Flores, will be interred beside him.

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Services

Memorial Mass
Thursday
January 26, 2023

10:00 AM
La Purisima Church
11712 N. Hewes
Orange, CA 92869

Inurnment
Thursday
January 26, 2023

11:30 AM
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
7845 E. Santiago Canyon Road
Orange, California 92683

Celebration of Life
Thursday
January 26, 2023

1:00 PM
Flores Residence
186 N. Shattuck Place
Orange, CA 92866

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