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Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Sister Mary G. Torres

November 6, 1929June 25, 2020

Our Lord called Sister Guadalupe (Leona) Torres to her eternal home on June 25, 2020 at 8:40am at Mount Saint Francis Nursing Center. Sister Guadalupe was born to Atanasio and Paubla (Perez) Torres on November 6, 1929 in Emporia Kansas. She is survived by a brother Lupe and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sister Guadalupe attended Sacred Heart and St. Catherine School in Emporia, Kansas where she first met our Sisters. Sister Guadalupe received the habit in 1946 and pronounced her final vows in 1953.

As a second year novice she was assigned her first teaching assignment in Zuni, New Mexico. Thirty five years of her teaching ministry were in the southwest. Her love and gift of teaching were always in the primary grades. After retiring from teaching in New Mexico, Kansas and one year in Nebraska, Sister Guadalupe began the ministry of Pastoral Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico at St. Francis Gardens, a Nursing Care Facility, and later to the Gardens at Saint Elizabeth in Denver Colorado, a Senior Living Facility.

In 2005 Sister Guadalupe returned to Mount Saint Francis and was assigned Coordinator (2005-2009) for the Sisters living at the Nursing Center. In 2018 Sister became a resident of the Nursing Center.

A private Vesper and Wake Service will be held in Canticle Chapel at Mount Saint Francis Convent at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 28th. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, June 29th at 10:30 am in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, followed by burial in the Mount Saint Francis Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to: Sister Marietta Spenner, Provincial, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, at 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

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Ruthann Luna

June 28, 2020

I will always remember the summer's I spent with you in New Mexico and the summer's you came home. I learned a lot from you dear aunt. I will miss the birthday and holiday cards that never failed every year. I will cherish our last few phone calls. You were always so loving and kind. All your prayers are greatly appreciated. I know my mom and you are having THE greatest time in heaven. I love you Sister. Thank you for being a part of my life. Your nicece, Ruthann

John Schmidt

June 28, 2020

Sister Guadalupe was my first grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Olpe, KS. I was not a healthy child, and fought many bouts of hospitalization and pneumonia. On at least one occasion I received handmade "get well" cards from other classmates while hospitalized. It was grateful Sister Guadalupe organized that very thoughtful class project for me during that difficult time.

Mary Hernandez

June 27, 2020

Our dad Lupe P. was so proud to have you as his sister. I will miss the holiday cards you never failed to send me. As Gary said you were a good listener always asking how the kids were and the masses and prayers you offered for us in difficult times. You will be truly missed but are now at peace with our heavenly Father.

Gary Torres

June 27, 2020

I will miss our visits Sister, you were a great listener and never judged others but instead encouraged us to pray and talk to God. Love you sister your nephew Gary

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY