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Robert Flores - Year Entered 1967

Robert Flores

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08/01/15 07:41 PM #1    

Mike Feazell (1969)

In college, Bob used to come down to the student center unannounced with his trumpet and march around the big room, up the stairs and down again, playing La Bamba, and raise everyone's spirits. He followed in his dad's footsteps, becoming a much loved pastor. Left a sweet family. Gone too soon.

08/02/15 08:22 AM #2    

Helen Hohertz (Nelson) (1961)

I became acquainted with the Flores family when I was a teen.  I remember Robert and his sister as children. My parents and I drove some 200 miles to what was at the time our "local church" in San Antonio where the Flores lived and attended church. The Flores were always gracious hosts, often inviting my parents and me to lunch in their home after church services before we drove the 200 miles back home. Mrs Flores and her mother were wonderful cooks, their homemade tamales, the best! I shall always have a soft spot in my heart for this beautiful family and am sorry that Robert and his wife are both gone too soon. 

08/03/15 04:47 PM #3    

Jim Roberts (1967)

My wife Hazel and I became acquainted with the Flores family when Robert Sr.'s and Olivia's daughter Diana came to work at then DPC where I was employed.  We became friends, and soon I met caucasion Larry Dinger who was dating Diana kind of "under the counter."  WCG still frowned upon inter-cultural romances and relationships.  We ended up befriending and supporting Larry and Diana during the difficult days they went through leading up to their eventual wedding.  During this time I became close with Olivia as well.  I also experienced the struggle with Diana's younger brother Harold, who was finally "permitted" to marry caucasion Sharon Baron.  We used to go camping as a "six-some."  Then of course, there was loveable Robert Jr., or Bob, our AC classmate who had a hard time with his relationship with another classmate, blond caucasion Dorothy Broggard (that's the correct last name, is it not?)  They were eventually married and Bob was at last hired into the field ministry and served excellently.  I can only be thankful that the church got over its imposing rules about interracial relationships.  I still see Olivia once in awhile, and will always feel a special attachment to the Flores family.  

08/04/15 08:24 PM #4    

Helen Hohertz (Nelson) (1961)

As previously posted I became acquainted with the Flores family while attending the San Antonio, Texas church during my teen years.  After spending many after church lunches and visits with the family enjoying their warm hospitality, my parents and I arrived one Sabbath to hear that we "gringos" and Hispanic brethren could no longer socialize together. I'd developed a friendship with Mrs. Flores' younger sister, Terry, who was also a teen, but after this "edict" that friendship was sadly cut short. No explanation given.

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