Maria Elena Flores Mariscal, age 75, from Miami Ariz. passed away peacefully at Hospice of the Valley surrounded by her family. Maria was born and raised in Miami by her parents Pablo and Vicenta Flores. She was the youngest of five children.
Maria married the love of her life Hector Mariscal and they had three children who were the light of her life. As a devout mother, you would find her serving as cub scout den mother for her son Manuel where they worked on many projects together, cheering on her son Ruben in sporting events and sharing her love of cooking with her daughter Marisela. Maria and her husband were married for 50 years and were inseparable as they traveled, attended dances, the casino and simply listened to the oldies but goodies. When they traveled to the valley, dinner dates were a must and a good reason to sip a frosted piña colada. Maria whose love of God and her fellow men was evident in the friendships she created. Her door was always open to everyone where she made sure the visit was pleasant and all were well fed. Her gift and passion for cooking helped her earn first place in the fiestas and many community events with the salsa contests. Her famous tamales were also a hit with the community. Always eager and ready to have her family join her to celebrate, she hosted many special occasions and holidays parties with Halloween being her favorite every year up until her illness progressed. Maria’s heart grew with each grandchild that was added and she considered each her greatest treasure in this life. They gave her immeasurable joy and happiness.
Maria is preceded in death by her parents, sister Gloria Gay, brothers: Jose Flores, Paul “Chicho” Flores and Johnny (Ramona) Flores. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Hector whom she called “Manny”,
Three children: Marisela (Ruben) Ramos of Mesa Ariz., Manuel “Lito” (Bernadette) Mariscal and Ruben (Sherri) Mariscal both of Miami, Ariz. 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter with one on the way. She also leaves behind sister’s/brother’s in law, many nieces/nephews, countless cousins and many friends.
“How lucky were we to have someone that makes saying goodbye so hard”
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 8 – 8:45 a.m.. at Lamont Mortuary Chapel in Globe, Ariz.
Attendance will be limited to 10 people – strictly enforced
Rosary will be held Thurs. June 11, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Miami, Ariz.
Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m.
The services at the church will be private, for family members only.
Interment will be at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens, Miami, Ariz.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.