Don Robert Flora, age 81, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Laguna Beach California. He was born August 23, 1934 in Los Angeles to Hazel Wiseman and Floyd Flora. He is survived by his wife Betty, and children Kelsey Lorene, and Don Robert Jr., and Jenelle Cox, (Mark), Jeffrey (Kathryn), Scott (Paige), and Mont (Robyn). He has 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Alice Kinney, and his brother Ralph. He is preceded by his brother Harold and his first wife, Dee Ann Cardwell Rowe.
Don loved his family and showed it by being an excellent provider and patriarch, while teaching a great love of work and play. Don enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, deep sea fishing and dirt bike riding. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army in Germany. He traveled with his family extensively, teaching them to appreciate the world and love this country.
Don worked for 55 years in the heating and air conditioning industry, owning his own company for 25 years. He employed hundreds of people and enjoyed helping others by giving them opportunities to improve. He was tenacious in business and sought excellence in himself and all those around him.
Don was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities including Scoutmaster, early-morning seminary teacher, youth leader, and church administrator.
His absence will be felt by many. His influence will go on forever. We look forward to that bright reunion.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 13, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 22851 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA at 10:00 am, with viewing from 9:15 to 9:45.
If desired, donations may be made to the missionary fund of the LDS church.