Esther Velasquez Torres

January 24, 1945October 15, 2020

Esther Torres, 75, a life-long resident of Austin, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2020. She worked for and retired from the State Bar of Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Velasquez, Sr. and Elisa Ortegon Velasquez; her beloved husband, Raymond S. Torres; sisters, Clara Castillo and Mary Estrada.

Esther is survived by her stepchildren, Raymond Torres, Jr., Robert R. Torres, Rose Ann R. Torres and Margo C. Torres – Guerrero; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Esther was a devoted wife and loved traveling with family, spending time with her sisters, and attending family celebrations. She will be greatly missed by her siblings, stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her husband Raymond was her source of laughter and the love of her life and we all have peace knowing they are together once again. Together, they created a loving household that was always open to any family or friend in need. Esther continued that tradition long after her husband Raymond died and she was often referred to as “Mom” by many relatives and family friends.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary 7:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue.

Funeral Mass 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1206 East Ninth Street.

Currently, due to the substantial public risk, city and state government mandates that social gatherings of limited amounts may occur with strict social distancing protocol. Current COVID protocols for Travis County, guests must wear protective masks at all times while inside the funeral home facility and practice the recommended six foot social distancing. Weed-Corley-Fish South will limit our capacity to 60 guests at a service while enforcing all distancing and hygiene standards. We appreciate your understanding.


  • Rosary

    Friday, October 23, 2020


  • Mass

    Saturday, October 24, 2020


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Abraham & Becky Vallejo

October 22, 2020

We were honored and blessed to have known your Sister-Esther (Annabel)she was truly a blessing in many lives and she will truly be missed our condolences too all the Velasquez Family ........

Robert T Ortegon

October 21, 2020

Condolences to my Velasquez cousins on the passing of Esther, my beautiful cousin. I remember the letters that I received from her when I was stationed in Hawaii Esther always greeted me with a smile and a hug.

Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in peace Prima.

Gabriel Torres

October 20, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family during this time. Esther was always the light in room, her laugh would radiant the area and her love would fill whoever she was around. My grandpa Raymond loved Esther deeply and thoughout my grandpas sickness Esther was there every step of the way, it brings me joy to know they are together again. I will miss hearing Esther's laugh and her jokes. I will always remember our road trip to Disneyworld with the family, and remember all the birthday parties and gatherings at the house on La Vista! Her love will be missed! May she rest in peace!!

Mike Velasquez

October 19, 2020

My sincerest condolences to your family. I remember during a summer teaching break, she hired me to wait tables at her restaurant. I learned a lot about the restaurant business from her. She was a great person to work for. She’d often kick in a couple of extra bucks to even out my tip money. May she Rest In Peace!

Sharon Velasquez

October 19, 2020

maryalice PADILLA

October 18, 2020

Dear Torres and Velasquez family,
I am so sorry to hear that Esther passed away.
I grew up knowing of the Velasquez family, Isabel and Richard are my high school best friends, and I worked 38 years with Rosie at the VA. And Raymond was my cousins husband before Esther. He was a gem too! Esther was a strong, caring lady.
Amparo, Carmen, and Richard, my sincerest sympathies.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
May all your memories sustain you now and forever.
God bless yall.


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