Francisco (Frank) M. Mares of Hermiston, Oregon, was born December 5th, 1927 in Odem, Texas to parents Jesus and Refugia Mares. He passed away on Tuesday July 6th, 2021 in Kennewick, Washington at the age of 93.
Frank married his wife Maria on April 1st, 1959 and they settled in the Ontario and Vale, Oregon area for 15 years. They raised their daughter Rebecca in Vale before moving to Hermiston, Oregon.
Frank enjoyed everything about life on a farm. He and his wife ran a successful produce stand at their home in Hermiston. He spent most of his time outside working the land and loving the fresh air.
Frank was always quick to lend a hand to a neighbor, friend, or his many family members. He loved taking his wife, Maria, out dancing and listening to live music.
Frank loved the Lord and called him his savior. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Mares; parents, Jesus and Refugia Mares; three sisters, Santos Figeueroa, Amelia Perez and Josephina Rios; and two brothers, Jesus Mares and Abel Mares.
Frank is survived by his daughter Rebecca Correa and son-in-law Cruz Correa of Hermiston; grandchildren Marie Cimmiyotti of Pasco, Washington; Angela McCabe and Richard Correa of Hermiston; great grandchildren Brodey Hicks, Asher Cimmiyotti, Vann Como, Lane Sheppard and Richard Jackson Correa; two brothers Martin Mares of Olustee, Oklahoma and Jose Mares of Lubbock, Texas; and sister Felcia Ureste of Alamo, Texas.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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