Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX


Evangelina M. Torres

October 2, 1934October 5, 2019

Evangelina Medina Torres entered heaven on October 4, 2019. She was born October 2, 1934 to the late Gerardo Medina and Natividad Ceniceros. A loving mother, homemaker, and career woman. Evangelina was a very successful career woman who studied at Sam Houston State University and Instituto Central de Coahuila, Mexico. She was a remarkable cook and well known for her amazing enchiladas. Evangelina was also a world traveler, having traveled extensively throughout Europe, Middle East, the Holy Land and Australia as well as numerous cruise tours. It seemed anywhere she went, there was always someone she knew there.

Evangelina was a dedicated Catholic who went to school at Immaculate Heart of Mary and was a parishioner of St. Leo’s. She was a strong matriarch, ensuring and encouraging her family to always seek God.

Evangelina is survived by her husband, Pedro Torres, her children: Gilbert Apodaca, Yolanda Apodaca, Fidel Apodaca, John Apodaca and Annette Torres. In addition to numerous grandchildren, as well as, her sister Elidia Medina Cerda and brother Gerardo Medina.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, October 11, 2019


Evangelina M. Torres

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Julie Solis

October 8, 2019

Always in my heart! ❤️🙏

Kim Hicks

October 8, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet lady when Yolanda would fly into Bartlesville, Ok for her cancer treatments. She was always so sweet and kind, the most loving person, I always enjoyed talking to her, she will be greatly missed,she held a special place in my heart.