Flora A. Ault, a lifelong resident of San Pedro, passed away on September 14, 2017 from complications of peripheral vascular disease. A homemaker most of her married life, she was thrust back into the workforce to run her deceased husband's business after his untimely death on September 7, 1992. For the next six years along with her two children, they ran John's Service Station in Ranchitos. She took to her responsibility with enthusiasm and dedication.
Her strength and determination were never more apparent than when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2008. Though told she had a 1 in 3 chance of surviving the treatment, much less the cancer, she bravely persevered and until her passing remained in remission. For the last few months due to progressively ill health, she was making frequent trips to the ER. She would make her last visit on August 14th, this time never to return home.
She will be greatly missed by all that knew her for her friendliness to everyone she met, sense of humor and loyalty to family and friends. Though not one to visit, she kept in touch with regular phone calls.
Flora was preceded in death by her husband, Grover “John” Ault, parents, Santiago & Maria G. Abeyta of San Pedro and brother, Ramon Abeyta of Taos.
She is survived by her daughter, Anna and husband Walter Montoya of Fairview, their son, Jonathan and wife Jamie, and their sons, Jeremy & Jacob Montoya of Dallas, TX, son Kenny Ault of Ranchitos and his Son, Ryan Ault of Albuquerque. Her eldest brother Arensio Abeyta of Yacaipa, CA, sisters Vera Jones of Lakewood, CA & Susie Perea of La Cienga, NM, her dear nephew Leonard Abeyta of Espanola who was raised by her parents, and many other relatives and close friends.
A rosary followed by a funeral mass was held on Tuesday, September 19th at 12 noon. She was laid to rest on Wednesday, September 27th at 11:15 am at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.
The family would like to thank the pallbearers, Kenny & Ryan Ault, Walter & Jonathan Montoya, Angelo Moya and Richard Martinez. A special thank you to Margie Montoya and Leo Gallegos for praying the rosary, Fr. John Plans for his officiating at the mass, acolyte Gene Montoya, musician Melissa Salazar-Porter, and eulogist Walter Montoya for their participation in the funeral mass. We would also like to thank DeVargas Funeral Home, especially Stephanie Martinez for her expertise and cooperation toward fulfilling our requests, Espanola Valley Nursing & Rehab and Ambercare for making our mother's last days comfortable, and caring for her and our family. We will also be forever grateful to all of you that cared about her and supported us in this most sorrowful time. May God bless all of you abundantly in return. The family of Flora A. Ault has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.