Father, baseball lover and retired “Tax Doctor”, Rick Florez passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 30th 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a long battle with chronic illness.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Reyes Rick, his mother, Bobbie Ray and his sister, Pook.
Survived by his siblings, Frank Florez (Pat Florez) and Tina Bishop (Mike Bishop), as well as his 6 children that he loved. Heather Garcia, Jolie Cutchins (George Cutchins), Reyes Florez (Emily Florez), Marc Florez (Candice Florez), Ashlei Florez (Dustin Lowder), Brooke Florez (Aaron Peat), plus ten grandchildren who Rick also got to enjoy.
Ricky Reyes Florez was born June 8th, 1956, to Reyes and Bobbie Ray Florez. Rick was the class president of West High School class of ‘74 and later Resident President of Harmony Hills Assisted Living.
Rick was charismatic, charming, resilient, funny and a ladies man. We are crushed knowing that he’s gone but we are glad he is safe and without pain. We know he is at peace. Nert Nert Dad.
Viewing to be held January 12th at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, from 6-8 PM, with private services to follow on January 13th. Masks recommended for attendees. The funeral will be live streamed via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. on the 13th through the Larkin Mortuary website (www.LarkinMortuary.com) with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84622823914
“Thank you for your support and make it a great day.”
I first met Rick as a new sophomore at West High School. He was unassuming, friendly, and easy to talk to. Then in our Junior year my friend Laurie Anderson and I were assigned to him as his football Pep Club girls along with six or seven others. We’d bring treats and deco his yard before every game. He became a good friend. It was fun to reconnect with him at our ten year HS reunion. Laurie and I visited him last fall. So glad we had that time together to reminisce. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. He was a good man and friend. Love, Anne & Laurie, Rick’s fav Pep Club Girls:o)
Tina, I am so very sorry for your loss. All my love to you and your family. I pray you will get through this quickly and bring Rick back in all the beautiful memories he gave you. He was a very kind and loving person and will be deeply missed.
Thoughts and prayers your way,
I got to know Rick when I was working at Portland/LoneStar Cement. He was always happy and willing to help whenever asked. I’m glad he was my friend😘
I'm glad I knew you and was a part of your families life. I will always have great memories of you and your family.
Thank you, Scot!!