Eulalia “Lala” Flores Reyes
Eulalia "Lala" Flores Reyes, 94, has been reunited with our Lord in Heaven and many loved ones as she peacefully passed on September 12, 2021.
Lala was born to Mariano and Ventura Flores on December 10, 1926 in Roswell where she lived her entire life. Lala owned La Discoteca, a Mexican music and novelty store on Main Street, for many years. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Lala always had an open door and a meal prepared for anyone who came by.
Lala shared over 50 years of her life with her surviving partner, Olmedo Ledezma. Due to this relationship, Lala was blessed with an extended family; Robert Ledezma and his children, Riley Malone, Robert, Jonathan, and Jeffrey; and sister Maria Almanza and husband, Ernest.
Lala will adoringly be remembered by her surviving family members; daughter, Helen Koller and husband Hank, grandchildren Adrienne Garcia, Rey Gallegos and wife, Laura, Alisa Lucero and Nicole Brown and husband, Robb. She was blessed with 6 great grandchildren, Thomas Garcia and girlfriend, Tristen Dunlap, Natalie Garcia, Isabelle Lucero, Damian Lucero, Nicholas Gallegos and Jada Gallegos, and a great-great granddaughter, Nora Garcia. She is also survived by her sister, Velia Aguilar and husband Nick, and many loving nieces and nephews who were always very devoted and attentive to her.
Lala was preceded in death by her parents, Ventura and Mariano, brothers, Andres, Mariano, Julio, Joe, Roy and David, and sisters, Delfina, Lupe, Mary, Sophie, and Victoria.
Rey Gallegos, Adrienne Garcia, Alisa Lucero, Nicole Brown, Thomas Garcia, Isabelle Lucero, Nicholas Gallegos, Damian Lucero, Jada Gallegos, Natalie Garcia, Rico Aguilar, Rico Aguilar Jr, Nick Aguilar, and Nick Aguilar Jr will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
All services will be held Monday, September 20, 2021 at Ballard Funeral Home, 910 South Main St, Roswell, NM. Viewing is scheduled at 10am with a rosary to follow at 11am and service at 12pm. A reception will be held at the American Legion, 1620 N. Montana Ave. following the service at 1:30. Interment will be planned at a later date when Lala will be laid to rest with her mother, Ventura. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice in Lala's honor.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all who helped with food, transportation and any other assistance Lala needed in her final months. Your generosity and kindness are greatly appreciated.