Obituary of Jose "Armando" Santos-Flores
Jose “Armando” Santos Flores, 90, of Weiser, Idaho passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021. He was the first of ten children born to Francisca and Jesus Santos. Armando’s twin sister Cruz was born shortly after making it child number two for Francisca and Jesus. Being the oldest brother, he always set the rules and example for his younger siblings. As children, his parents migrated from a small village Nava Coahuila Mexico to the border town of Pierdas Negras, Mexico. This is where the family began the process to legally move to Eagle Pass Texas. After arriving in Eagle Pass, Armando migrated to Weiser where he met and married his wife Isabel Mendoza. During their time here in Weiser, Armando and Isabel had 4 children. Evangelina, Ricardo, Estela, and Leticia.
During the 50’s Armando began working as a maintenance man for the Weiser Labor Pool. Not only did he tend to the everyday maintenance of the camp, but he was also a babysitter. He took care and tended to many children that were left while their parents went to work. He kept a very close eye on the children and made sure they did not get into any trouble. He eventually became an agricultural contractor for Weiser Labor Camp. While there, he taught many how to work hard and always have a good work ethic. Armando definitely preached what he practiced. He was always the first ready for work and the last to leave at the end of each day. Armando devoted 60+ years of his life to agriculture and at the age of 85 finally felt that it was time to retire.
He was a devoted catholic who attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weiser. Even after much loss and heartache throughout his life, he never blamed others and always kept his faith.
Armando is preceded in death by his parents Jesus Santos Escamilla and Francisca Flores Santos. As well as his wife, Isabel Mendoza Santos. His four children Evangelina Santos Araiza (daughter), Ricardo Santos (son), Estela Santos Munoz (daughter) and Leticia Santos Casas (daughter). Two brothers Jesus Salvador Santos and Raul Arnoldo Santos and one sister Dora Elia Santos Flores.
He is survived by his six siblings Cruz Pichardo Santos (twin) of San Antonio, Texas, Julia Soliz of Weiser, Idaho, Olivia Pereza of Eagle Pass, Texas, Victor Santos of Eagle Pass, Texas, Hector Rolando Santos of San Antonio, Texas, and Carlos Santos of Eagle Pass, Texas. As well as 9 Grand Children Sophia Araiza, Leonard Munoz, Yvonne I. Casas, Roberto Araiza, Rigoberto Araiza, Joseangel Armando Munoz, Julio C. Casas, David Munoz, Jose M. Casas and 10 Great Grand Children.
A Rosary will be held on Friday January 22, 2021 at 6 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass on Saturday January 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weiser, ID.
Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jose Santos-Flores, please visit Tribute Store