Obituary of Florence Alice Gates
It breaks our hearts to announce that Florence Alice Gates 81 of Salt River, Arizona our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went to be with the Lord July 27, 2022. She fought a long battle in the hospital and as hard as we prayed for her to be well again the Lord had other plans for her, she was surrounded by her loving family as she made her journey. Florence valued her relationship with God first and foremost as well as her relationship with family and friends, she always talked about her daughters being there for one another and keeping the family together, she enjoyed spending her days with family especially her grandchildren. She had many lifelong friends that eventually became part of an extended family. Florence had a key saying which was used daily with whom all she encountered which was when telling her we loved her, her response was "I love you more" Her family will always remember this saying as it was truly heartfelt each time it was said. Florence Gates was born on August 12, 1940, in Sacaton, Arizona was predeceased by her parents Sammy and Nellie Hernandez, her siblings Lawrence Hernandez and Leota Hogan. She is survived by her sisters Esther Moyah and Marie Jordan along with her daughters Lynette Aguilar her husband Salvador Aguilar, Danette Mendoza her husband David Mendoza, Yvette Gates, and Davonna Gates. Florence was blessed with many grandchildren Salvador Aguilar Jr. (Jasmine Gutierrez) Rachel Mendoza (Rene Nuno) Vincent Mendoza (Claire Bethge) Manuel Aguilar (Chi Na Aguilar), Samantha Mendoza, Salena Aguilar (Gator Sanchez), Alea Davis (Trenton Cooper), Rayanne Gates (Israel Hariver), Nicholas Landin (Leticia Cortez) Skye Enos and Lacy Landin. Great grandchildren Jay Lilyana Aguilar, Camilo Nuno, Joseph Mendoza, Mila Nuno, James Aguilar, Violet Sanchez, Carley Aguilar and three more on the way. Florence was blessed beyond measure and will always be in our hearts. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Cemetery Details Lehi Cemetery 926 E. Thomas Rd. Mesa, AZ 85203 Loading map Previous Events Wake Service AUG 4. 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM (MT) Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash (XPN) 3660 N. Horne Rd. Mesa, AZ 85203 Loading map Funeral Service AUG 4. 8:00 AM (MT) Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash (XPN) 3660 N. Horne Rd. Mesa, AZ 85203 Loading map
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