Flora S. Riojas, 93, of Othello died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at her home.

She was born July 20, 1915 in Santa Cruz Ranch, Texas to Preciliano and Crecencia (Regalado) Riojas.

She married Faustino Riojas on Oct. 18, 1935 in Edinburgh, Texas. They moved to Othello in 1965 where she lived until her passing.

She is survived by her eight sons, Cosme of Edinburg, Texas, Pedro of Federal Way, Luis of Lynnwood, Faustino, Jr. and Ruben of Pasco, Rogelio of Seattle, Adan of Moses Lake and Omar of Warden; four daughters, Flora Garcia of Kennewick, Eva Enriquez of Othello, Juanita Perez of Pasco and Diana Ruelas of Richland; 36 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Faustino Riojas, Sr.; her parents, Preciliano and Crecencia Salinas; her sister, Tomasa Izaguirre; and a great-grandchild, Tyler Speer.

Viewing and visitation will be held today, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, from 2 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited today, Sept. 9, 2008, at 6 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Othello, with burial to follow at Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello is in charge of arrangements.


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