Viewing and visitation for Teodoro Flores Peña, 92 of Lubbock will begin 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2023, with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., the same day at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel-Lubbock. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2023, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Martin Piña officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. All arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel.
Teodoro peacefully passed away at his residence on July 25, 2023. He was born on April 8, 1931, in Taft, Texas, to the late Pedro Sr. and Concepción Peña. On October 13, 1952, Teodoro went onto marry Simona Balboa in Eagle Pass cherishing 57 years of marriage, before she preceded him in death on May 21, 2010.
Teodoro dedicated himself to the noble profession of farming. His days were spent under the Texas sun, tending to crops and nurturing the land that provided sustenance for many. In addition to his years in farming, Teodoro also worked for Eagle Picher as a forklift driver for 25 years. His precision and attention to detail earned him respect among his colleagues and employers.
Teodoro loved to be outdoors, he enjoyed working on his yard and tinkering with lawnmower’s. He always found comfort in just staying busy.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing with his grandson Xavier C. Alvarado. However, through boundless love, attention and an array of handmade toys Teodoro’s admiration for his great grandchildren went beyond words.
The memories Teodoro left will always be cherished by those who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Simona Balboa Peña; his parents Pedro Sr. and Concepción Peña; daughters Sandy Pena and San Juana Pena; brothers Ricardo Peña, Julian Peña, Dorotello Peña, Pedro Peña Jr., Santos Morales; sisters Petra Solis, Juanita Cavazos, Concepcion Peña, Lucia Lucio.
He is survived by his three sons Pedro Peña I and wife Josie, Teodoro Peña Jr. and wife Julie and Jose Luis Peña all of Lubbock; five daughters Norma Mata of Lubbock, Virginia Salazar of Lubbock, Armandina Salazar of Grand Prairie, Eva Peña of Lubbock and Alma and husband Andy Rivera of Lubbock. thirty-four grandchildren; sixty-eight great grandchildren and a host of great great grandchildren.