Friday, August 5, 2011

Andrea Mary Torres

Andrea Mary Torres, 91, of Boise, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday morning at her son David's home in Wendell, Idaho, on Aug. 1.

Andrea was born in Del Norte, Colo., on Jan. 21, 1920, to Julian Pacheco and Ferminia (Martinez) Pacheco. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was one of 12 children and spent her childhood in Del Norte. Andrea married Raymond Leo Torres on Dec. 17, 1938, and lived in Del Norte. Then in 1949 they moved and lived in various areas of Idaho and later bought their home and settled in Bellevue, Idaho.

Andrea devoted her entire life to nurturing and loving her children and husband. Andrea always gave a helping hand to those in need; throughout her life, she enjoyed her garden and loved to work outside along with cooking and baking.

We will miss her loving touch and the whispers of her voice, but the sight of her precious face will always be with us.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, who passed away on Dec. 22, 1970; her parents; her sons Christopher, Robert and Toby; and her two brothers and six sisters.

Andrea is survived by her seven children, Sam (JoAnne) Torres of Boise, Dan (Shirl) Torres of Bellingham, Wash., Eugene (Karen) Torres of Bellingham, Wash., David (Hallie) Torres of Wendell, Idaho, Marcella Torres of Boise, Esther Garcia of Boise, and Marie Torres of Ravalli, Mont., and 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral for Andrea will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S. Lincoln Ave. in Jerome, Idaho. A burial graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Cemetery. There will be a viewing at Farnsworth Mortuary, on Friday, Aug. 5, from 4-9 p.m. for all family and friends.

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