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Flores, lover of family, fashion and traveling the world.

December 18, 2017

San Antonio native Rebecca Flores was known for her fun family gatherings for barbecues, holiday parties and her unique laugh that left an impression in the lives she crossed.

“My wife was very family-oriented. She loved having the family over to play card games and enjoy their company,” husband Richard Flores said. “Family always came first to my wife.”

Flores died Dec.14 from ovarian cancer. She was 66.

Richard and Rebecca Flores married in 1973 in San Antonio. A year later, the couple started a successful family business called Air-Stream Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. Flores eventually earned the title of president of the company and her husband was vice president.

She battled cancer for five years but it did not let her stop from living life. On her last trip, she traveled with her husband to Las Vegas in 2016.

When Flores was not in the office managing the business, she enjoyed traveling with Debbie Stewart, her best friend of over 25 years.

“We started traveling in our 40s. To name a few places, we visited Rome, Florence, Greece ... and the list keeps going,” Stewart said. “In 2011, we took our granddaughters on a mystery trip to Maui. That was a great and memorable trip. Becky loved the beach.”

Flores and Stewart traveled overseas 18 times; some of the trips were on cruises.

“She made friends wherever we went. She was loved by so many,” Stewart said.

Stewart grew up as only child and the relationship she had with Flores is one she will cherish forever, she said.

“We talked every day. I know Becky has sisters that she loves very much, but she was my sister, and I am going to miss our girlfriend trips,” Stewart said.

An avid Spurs fan, Flores and her husband were season ticket-holders from the late 90s to the 2000s.

“We enjoyed so many games together. Her favorite player was Tony Parker,” husband Flores said.

Flores was also a fashionista. Shopping was a second favorite hobby.

“We would walk into Neiman Marcus and the workers knew her by name,” Stewart said. “Becky had a laughed that nobody could forget. She was always joking.”

In 2011, Flores started a women’s poker club and traveled to Las Vegas in 2012 to put their skills to the test.

“She loved playing poker, dominoes or any card game,” her husband said. “She was good at poker.”

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