Jesse Flores Obituary

Jesse  Flores
Jesse Flores

February 3, 1930 - November 26, 2008
Born in Green River, Wyoming
Resided in Ogden, UT
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HARRISVILLE – Jesse Flores, 78, passed peacefully at his home on November 26, 2008, with his devoted wife, daughter, brothers and sister at his side.
We knew him as Dad, brother, grandpa, and just plain “Jesse.” His history began February 3, 1930, as the eldest of six children born to Telesforo and Susie Maez Flores of Green River, Wyoming. He was a standout athlete and photographer at Green River high school and attended Weber College where he excelled in mathematics.
Upon graduation from high school in 1949, he held various jobs until called by his country to serve in the Army in July 1950. As part of the Wyoming National Guard, Jesse was deployed to Korea where he fought in many engagements. While in Korea, he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 35th Infantry regiment, Tank Company, which was part of the 25th infantry division. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and also the Bronze Star.
When Jesse returned from overseas, he married the love of his life, Evangeline Hartt of Rock Springs, Wyoming December 18, 1952, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. They had three children, Louis K. Flores (Nancy) of Olympia Washington, Barbara A. Bragdon (Bernard) of Vassalboro, Maine and Angela M. White (Roger) of Pleasant View, Utah.
Jesse was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement and held many positions including Manager of Communications and Engineer. He was a well known business owner in the Ogden area and active member of many organizations including the American Legion, Benevolent Order of Elks, and Foot Printers, where he participated in many charitable activities.
He had many interests. He was an accomplished musician playing guitar, base, and violin. He was an expert at billiards and games of chance.
He is survived by his wife and children, his sisters Lucille Maldonado (Roman), Louise Kuckert, brothers Ruben (Cleo) and John Flores (Yolanda), grand children Juston Taylor (Mindy) of Ogden, Christopher Flores of Ogden, Courtney White (Kate) of Ogden, Steven W. Bragdon (Tabitha) of Waterville, Maine, Matthew M. Flores of Olympia, Washington, Jairlyn M. Flores of Olympia, Washington, and Anna Bragdon of Vassalboro, Maine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Helen.
A special thanks from the family to the girls from Caregivers support network for their thoughtful care of Jesse. The family would also like to thank Dr.’s Vincent L. Hansen, Brian Heaton, and Harry Senekjian and their wonderful staff’s.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 495 No. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Friends may call at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden on Wednesday, December 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m.

Interment, Myers Evergreen Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family at




Myers Mortuary - Ogden
100 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
December 3, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. James Catholic Church
495 N. Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
December 4, 2008
11:00 AM
Myers Evergreen Memorial Park
100 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
December 4, 2008