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Nancy Torres

Nancy Torres

Tuesday, September 11th, 1945 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Nancy Torres, age 74, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas. She was born September 11, 1945, in Trinidad, Colorado, the daughter of Ross and Benny (Garcia) Valdez.

Nancy grew up in Walsenburg and Hoehne, Colorado, and graduated in 1963 from Hoehne High School. In 1966, she married Ben Torres in Trinidad. While living in Colorado, she drove a school bus and was a homemaker. After they moved to Ulysses in 1978, Nancy worked at Western Prairie Care Home as a Certified Medication Aide. When her children were young, she was a 4-H leader. Nancy loved to read and spend time with her grandkids. She also enjoyed watching horse races, going to the casino, playing scratch lottery tickets, and was a Denver Broncos fan. Nancy was an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Schriners Hospitals for Children.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Ben of Kim, Colorado; children, Loretta Chain and husband Dan of Guymon, Oklahoma, Twyla Gomez of Dodge City, Travis Torres of Ulysses, and Jamie Torres of Ulysses; brothers, Ross “Sonny” Valdez and wife Jeanne of Scurry, Texas, Leonard Valdez and wife Jeanie of Ulysses; sisters, Phyllis Torres and late husband, Henry Torres, of Hoehne, Colorado, Theresa Bedoya and husband Al of Yuma, Arizona, and Jennifer Briggs and husband Danny of Ulysses; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren with one more on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; and infant brother, Charles Valdez.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 8, 2020, at 2:00 PM via Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page with John Duran officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the National Kidney Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ulysses - Garnand Funeral Home
    405 West Grant Avenue
    ULYSSES, KS 67880
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  • Interment

    Ulysses Cemetery
    ULYSSES, KS 67880


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Lori Torres Apple

Posted at 12:15pm
Oh goodness where to start? Aunt Nancy played one of the most important parts of my upbringing. Me and my siblings could always count on her when we needed her. We spent many days and weeks on end living in Kansas with he, Uncle Ben and our cousins on the ranch. I have some of my fondness memories of Christmas, Easter, Winter breaks, Spring breaks and summer vacations spending it with her and the family. She had the best laugh and smile I could ever remember. Aunt Nancy always hated her picture taken and she would swat at any of us if we tried to take one. She taught me how make the best lasagna ever and my friends and family request it still. I lost touch for a bit and over the last couple of years she reached out to me and we were able to reconnect. The last several weeks I have been sending her a weekly love note just to let know how loved she has always been. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her.

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