2017-09-07 / Obituaries

Petra Florencia Navarro

Petra Florencia Navarro, 93, Houghton Lake, died Aug. 23, 2017, at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.

No service was conducted. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. 

She was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She moved to Broken Arrow, OK, after leaving her hometown. She left Oklahoma to live in Kansas, where she worked at Boeing Aircraft. She lived in Glendale, CA, where she worked for Bendix Field Engineering from 1959 to 1986. She then moved back to Oklahoma and then settled at Houghton Lake in the early 1990s.

She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed. She was not related to the singer Ricky Martin, although she often told stories and would have people believe that he was her nephew.

She was never able to have children, but was like a mother to her nieces, nephews and cousins.

Surviving are her two sisters, Rose MacDonald of Roscommon and Teresa Foster of Oklahoma; three brothers, Jesus (Carmen) Navarro of Puerto Rico and Michael Navarro and George Navarro, both of California; many nieces and nephews; a great many cousins; and friends at Houghton Lake, including King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, Buccilli's Pizza and the mini bus drivers of the Roscommon County Transportation Authority.

The family expressed its appreciation to all who cared for her at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.

Condolences may be emailed to rwhit1959@yahoo.com.

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