OBITUARY

Josefina R. De La Torre

March 10, 1937March 10, 2018
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Josefina R. De La Torre was born on March 10, 1937 and passed away on March 10, 2018

  • FAMILY

  • Maria Renteria, Daughter
  • Jose Luis Soriano, Son
  • Juan Soriano, Son
  • Jorge Soriano, Son
  • Fred Soriano, Son
  • Mia De La Torre, Daughter
  • Veronica Navarrete, Daughter

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Josefina R. De La Torre

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Luz Jovita Serpas

March 29, 2018

Josefina fue una gran mujer con un corazón muy grande, trabajadora, emprendedora y madre ejemplar. Descanse en paz y que Dios la tenga en su Santa Gloria. Amén.

Rosa Maria Rubio

March 29, 2018


Sagrado Corazon de Jesus concede a tu hija Josefina estar siempre contigo protejela y dale su salvacion. Amén.

Olga Lidia Lozano

March 28, 2018

Nunca olvidaremos la gran personas que fueron Jacinta señor Beto y Mi Comadre siempre ofreciendo todo lo que tenían a cualquier persona y nosotros en especial siempre agradeceremos todo lo que nos dieron durante tanto años y estoy segura que ya están ante la presencia de Dios nuestro señor por las grandes personas que fueron y deseo que ustedes como hermanos sigan unidos apoyándose como si mi comadre estuviera todavía con nosotros y que Dios los bendiga.

Olga Lidia Lozano

March 28, 2018

Nunca olvidaremos la gran personas que fueron Jacinta señor Beto y Mi Comadre siempre ofreciendo todo lo que tenían a cualquier persona y nosotros en especial siempre agradeceremos todo lo que nos dieron durante tanto años y estoy segura que ya están ante la presencia de Dios nuestro señor por las grandes personas que fueron y deseo que ustedes como hermanos sigan unidos apoyándose como si mi comadre estuviera todavía con nosotros y que Dios los bendiga.

Chiquis Oliva

March 27, 2018

My dads younger sister!!! Always asking funny questions but yet you were serious but with a big smile thank you for always caring for my dad n his family you gave us love n laughters We will miss you n always Love you 😘RIP n enjoy Heaven with my Grandma Chinta n my parents

Mia Miriam De La Torre

March 22, 2018

Mom, loving you was easy because your love was unconditional. You taught me to care for others and to accept people for who they are. You always gave of yourself and never expected anything in return.
I will miss your stories, and your advice but most of all I will miss your hugs and kisses.

Until we meet again! ❤️

Norma Renteria

March 22, 2018

There are no words to describe the amazing woman that you were. I will miss your stories, and your jokes. Your love and your sweet words and hugs when we saw each other. You leave a huge hole in our family. We love you abuelita.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

      When Josefina R. De La Torre walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Josefina was and how she impacted those around her. Josefina was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Josefina wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Josefina was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

       She was the daughter of Candido and Jacinta. Josefina was raised in Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Josefina might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Josefina was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.

      Josefina was raised with four siblings. She had two older brothers, one older sister and one younger brother. Josefina was very accepting and supportive of her family. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Josefina was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Josefina well in her adult life and, along with her wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her.

      During her high school years, Josefina responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. Josefina was a very good student, and generally did well in her courses. Josefina absorbed as much as she could from all of her teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using her imagination to master her assignments. For Josefina, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to her ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Josefina a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to her to discuss just about anything. Her favorite class in high school was math.

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Josefina was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Josefina was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. While growing up, some of her best friends were Gricela,Mague. Later in life, she became friends with Gricela,Mague and Lydia.

      On July 8, 2002 Josefina married Josefina R. De La Torre at Greater El Monte Hospital of South El Monte, California. Josefina's skill at “building bridges” played an important role in her ability to make her new family happy. She was quite sensitive towards Humberto's needs, showing her constant concern and fondness. Josefina was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served her well in helping to nurture her family.

      Josefina was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Josefina, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the De La Torre home. Josefina's skill at understanding her children's feelings, her sensitivity to their needs, and her gift for gentle persuasion enabled her to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Josefina was blessed with seven children: three daughters and four sons.

      Josefina was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was a cook. Josefina was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. Josefina had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Josefina's fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor.

      Because Josefina was constantly in the center of things and where the action was, she always seemed willing to join in and help, regularly getting involved in community activities. Josefina's gift of planning and improvisation, along with a talent for rallying support, made her a great asset. Josefina found new ways of getting things done in order to help make just about every activity more efficient and enjoyable. Josefina was an active member of several community groups, serving on committees for the noon aid at kids elementary school. Politically, Josefina was Democrat.

      Josefina was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Monte for 20 years. She was sympathetic and able to empathize with others and she used these qualities to the fullest while working tirelessly for her beliefs.

      Though she never did anything solely for individual recognition, Josefina's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned her accolades for her many lifelong efforts. Some of her most prestigious awards included school volunteer.

      Josefina's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Josefina took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included El Paso, Texas, Storm Lake, Iowa, Sacramento, California, Guadalajara, Torreon, Mexcio.

      Josefina was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Chacha a Chihuahua, was a best friend for 4 yeas. Her family was rounded out by her birds and dogs.

      When Josefina's retirement finally came in 1997, Josefina handled it the way she usually did. She adapted and, like everything in her life, made it satisfying. Because she was such a flexible person and able to adjust to any situation, retirement was just another enjoyable change of pace for Josefina to master. Even in retirement, Josefina continued to stay in touch with her old friends and like always, made plenty of new ones.

      Josefina De La Torre passed away on March 10, 2018 at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. She is survived by children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Services were held at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Josefina was laid to rest in Oakdale Memorial Park and Mortuary.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Josefina. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Josefina De La Torre for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Josefina was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with her loved ones.