Francisco (Frank) M. Mares of Hermiston passed away on July 6, 2021 in Kennewick, Wash. at the age of 93.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1927 in Odem, Texas to Jesus and Refugia Mares.
Frank married his wife, Maria on April 1, 1959, and they settled in the Ontario and Vale area for 15 years. They raised their daughter, Rebecca in Vale before moving to Hermiston.
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.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Correa and son-in-law Cruz Correa of Hermiston; grandchildren, Marie Cimmiyotti of Pasco, Wash. and 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, Okla. and Jose Mares of Lubbock, Texas; and sister, Felcia Ureste of Alamo, Texas.
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.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston.
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