W. Jordan students honor teacher who died of cancer

Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-06 20:56:54-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah - West Jordan Middle School students and faculty gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the life of a teacher who recently lost his battle with cancer.

Students say Bien Flores, a computer teacher at the middle school, was one of their favorite teachers.

"He was always there, he was always willing to help you out with anything," said Kaylee Kilpatrick. "He was always happy and he always made us laugh. His laugh will stay with us forever because it was just so funny."

Students wanted to create something showing their appreciation for Flores, so they wore purple, red and pink on Wednesday and created a giant heart that was photographed and given to his family.

"It felt like we were finally giving him something back. He did so much for us and we could finally do something for him," said student Joe Williams.

West Jordan Middle School is taking donations for Flores' family. They can be dropped off at the middle school, located at 7550 South Redwood Road.