Ines Flores passed away April 25th after suffering a major stroke at the age of 73. She was surrounded by her loving family and long time doctor who were with her until she was called home to heaven.
Ines was born on January 21st 1945 in Alpine, Texas to Jesus and Lucio Flores. Ines was one of 11 children and grew up helping her family work the fields in Hollister, California. Ines moved to St Helena in the early 80’s to be close to family and start a new life with her boys Higinio, Manuel, Adolfo, Demetrio and the love of her life, her husband Miguel Ruiz.
Ines was an amazing mother, wife, sister, mother in-law and friend, but her favorite title was being called Grandma and Mima by her 17 grandchildren who were her pride and joy and she happily referred to all of them as “her babies”. In addition to her grandchildren, Ines had many godchildren who she loved spending time with and watching grow up. All of her babies will miss her dearly.
Ines was preceded in death by her parents Lucio and Jesus Flores, her son Manuel Pequeno as well as two brothers and a sister. Ines is survived by her husband Miguel Ruiz, sons Higinio Pequeno (Jessica), Daughter In-law Mindy, Adolfo Pequeno, Demetrio Pequeno as well as her grandchildren Makoa, Marcos, Monica, Destiny, Mya, Quenna, Higinio IV, Kalee Rose, Adolfo II, Angelica, Mandy, Micahelia, Julian, Jonathan, Robert, Xavier, and Isabel. She also leaves behind her brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Condolences and words of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.tulocaycemetery.org.