Maria “Flora” Conners was born on November 6, 1930 in Marfa, TX and passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. She was reunited with her husband John Conners who passed away on June 18, 2022. Through their journey of 64 years of marriage they were graced with three children: John Kennedy Conners, Mary Francis Gonzales, and Charles Lee Conners. Flora loved her seven grand-children and fourteen great-grand-children so very much, and the memories they have of her will stay with them forever.
Flora was born to Rito Rivera Sr. and Maria Samaniego, grew up in Marfa TX and attended the Blackwell School. Flora was the first born of ten brothers and sisters. Flora is preceded in passing by her parents Rito Sr. and Maria Rivera, brother Eduardo Rivera, sisters Reyes Lujan, Gloria Rivera, Manuela Valverde, and Petra “Suki” Lujan. Flora is survived by her Sisters: Betty Rivera, Elizabeth "Chela" Torres, Patricia Rivera, and Brothers: Rito Rivera Jr., Mario Rivera.
Flora cared so much for her family. She loved nothing more than to sit outside with her peach tree and all her flowers, which is how she got her nickname “Flower.” Flora loved to dance, even well into her late 80’s, you would catch her singing and dancing.
Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, TX. The rosary starts Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10AM with the funeral service following at 10:30. She will then be laid to rest at the Merced Cemetery. Services entrusted to Mobile Mortician of Texas; remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.mmoftexas.com
Pallbearers will be Jesse Garcia, Manny Lujan, Christopher Rivera, Brady Salmon, Guillermo “Willie” Hernandez, Camden Lujan. Honorary Pallbearers are Christopher Conners and Adam Gonzales.