Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1958

Lucy Flores Cadena LUCIA ANA "LUCY" FLORES CADENA, 74, of Bay City, MI, passed away June 14, 2014. Interment was in the Floral Gardens Cemetery. She was born to the late Simplicio and Anna Flores in Ranger, TX and was preceded in death by Jesus, her loving husband of 58 years. Lucy attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1958 (7th grade) before moving to Michigan. Lucy has always been an educator, instilling the love of reading to her children by taking weekly trips to the local libraries. After raising her family, she returned to her studies and earned her Bachelors and Masters of Education from Saginaw Valley State University. She taught elementary education for the Bay City Public Schools, where she continued inspiring more children to learn until her retirement in 2006. As a young mother, she perfected her skills as a seamstress making beautiful clothes for her daughters and in later years, sewing wonderful aprons as gifts that adorn many family members and friends. Over the years, Lucy and Jesus traveled all over the United States visiting their children and were fortunate to take trips to Europe where she marveled over the castles in Spain. At the time of her death, Lucy was survived by her six children, Sylvia (Blair) Woody, Virginia Cadena, Lucy (Gerald) Backus, Celia (David) Staudacher, Rebecca (Mark) Glave, Jesse (Jeannette) Cadena, and stepson, Raymond (Linda) Cadena; 18 grandchildren: Eric Woody, Alex Woody, Marisa Cadena, Nick Belski, Megan Donaldson, Trae Donaldson, Tayler Donaldson, Cliff Kusmierz, Karsyn Backus, Hunter Backus, Matthew Staudacher, Christopher Staudacher, Mark Zachary Glave, Sarah Glave, Jesse Joseph Cadena, Jillian Jan Cadena, Raelynn Cadena, Lucy Tello, and a great-grand- child, Julianna Tello. She is survived by her brothers, Robert (Denise) Flores, Ross (Dorothy) Flores, Edward Flores, Arthur (Kathy) Flores and sisters: Elisa (Arturo) Camacho (RHS-1947), Natividad (Dan) Owen, and Carol Richardson (RHS-1956). She was preceded in death by her siblings: Richard Flores and Martha Velasquez, and sister-in-law, Wanda Flores and brother-in-law Fernando Velasquez. HUSBAND: JESUS "JESSE" CAVAZOS CADENA, 82, passed away February 18, 2014. Burial was in Floral Gardens Cemetery, with military rites. He was born to the late Jesus and Maria Cadena in Luling, TX. Jesus served as a paratrooper in the 187th airborne regimental combat team's 3rd battalion with the US Army during the Korean War. As a young man, he trained as a boxer and played baseball and continued as an umpire for local communities. Jesus was a talented musician who shared his love of music with countless others in his role as Choir Director for over 40 years at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He retired in 1986 after a long career with General Motors to spend his later years perfecting his bowling techniques and caring for his grandchildren. At the time of his death, Jesus was survived by his loving wife Lucia Ana Flores; his seven children, Raymond (Linda) Cadena, Sylvia (Blair) Woody, Virginia Cadena, Lucy (Gerald) Backus, Celia (David) Staudacher, Rebecca (Mark) Glave, and Jesus (Jeannette) Cadena; eighteen grandchildren: Raelynn Cadena, Lucy Tello, Eric Woody, Alexander Woody, Marisa Cadena, Nicholaus Belski, Megan Donaldson, Trae Donaldson, Tayler Donaldson, Cliff Kusmierz, Karsyn Backus, Hunter Backus, Matthew Staudacher, Christopher Staudacher, Mark Zachary Glave, Sarah Glave, Jesse Joseph Cadena and Jillian Jan Cadena; and a great-grandchild, Julianna Tello. Jesus is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Patricio (Ana), Juan (Marta), Manuel (Herminia), Anita Lopez, Guadalupe Reyna, brother-in-law Carlos Zamora, & sister-in-law Frances Cadena. He was preceded in death by his brother Felix and sisters Catarina Zamora, Maria Vasquez and Carmen (Clem) Godina.