Marcela R. Torrez, 77, of Basalt passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at her home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1933 in Pearsol, Texas, to Juan B. Rodriguez and Antonia Bernal.
She was raised in San Antonio, Texas, and was a migrant worker and moved all over.
On Nov. 8, 1947, she married Elias G. Torrez. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1995.
She was raised as a Catholic.
Marcela worked for Basic American Food for over 16 years and then retired. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, knitting and crocheting.
She is survived by her children, Johnny (Aronda) Torrez of Las Vegas, Nev.; Elias (Cindy) Torrez, Jr of Hazelton; Jose (Carol) Torrez of Firth; Antonia â€śToniâ€ť Rios of Basalt; Amatha (Jeff) Edwards of Basalt; Corina (Todd) Kramer of Longmont, Colo.; sisters, JoVita Torrez of Firth and Olga Gomez and Bertha Torrez, both of Texas; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elias Torrez;, sons, Elias Torrez, Jr.and Bobby Torrez and daughter, Erlinda Torrez
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.