MISSION - Emilia "Millie" Flores, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Mission Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mission on Oct. 6, 1922 as one of eleven children of Antonio and Juanita Flores.
She graduated from Mission High School before graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin. Later she would earn her master's degree. Millie was a teacher. She spent decades in the public school system before retiring from the McAllen Independent School District. She taught Spanish at McAllen High School. She coached students after school. Later she worked with physically and mentally challenged children.
She is survived by her sister, Emma Galindo of Houston; brother, Arturo Flores of McAllen; and 16 nieces and nephews and their families.
Visitation is April 26, 2013 at 9 a.m. Friday morning at Kreidler Funeral home with a service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow afterwards at the family plot at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.
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