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Obituary: FLORES, LEMUEL

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Lemuel M. FloresSept. 29, 1917 ~ June 8, 2013Lemuel Michael Flores, 95, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 8, 2013, surrounded by his family at the home that he built in Bountiful, Utah. He was born on September 29, 1917 in San Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico to Vicente Ruiz Flores and Severa Carbajal Flores. He was raised in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, one of the Mormon colonies in Mexico, and he served a full-time mission to Mexico City. He was a veteran of World War II, serving honorably in the United States Army, 5th Air Force, from September 1944 to October 1946. He married Josephine Decker for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on October 10, 1957. Lem cherished his family and valued hard work above all other pursuits. He was a successful businessman and a master craftsman with a gift for finish carpentry and woodworking. Lem enjoyed singing songs in Spanish and English, talking to people and telling stories, and sharing quotable sayings and other pearls of wisdom. As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he humbly served and followed the Lord throughout his life, with quiet dignity and without fanfare. He will always be remembered as a man of integrity, loyalty, kindness, and good humor.He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Josephine; his children David (Jean) Flores of Salt Lake City, Utah and Daniel (Shannon) Flores of Los Angeles, California; his children from a previous marriage, Michael (Barbie) Flores of Hacienda Heights, California and Teri (Brick) Freedland of Wildomar, California; his ten grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; and his siblings Bengala (Marvin, deceased) Baird of Grantsville, Utah and Rey Flores of Mesa, Arizona. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bountiful Utah Orchard Stake Center, 3599 South Orchard Drive, Bountiful Utah. A graveside service will be held at Bountiful City Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013.Condolences can be sent to the family at www.premierfuneral.com.