OBITUARY

Dolores N Torres

August 12, 1934August 2, 2020
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Dolores Navarro Torres, 85, of Houston, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Dolores is preceded in death by her husband Joe G. Torres and her parents Antonio Navarro and Juanita Nieto Navarro, her sister Minerva Navarro. Dolores was born in Cline, Texas on August 12, 1934. Dolores’ parents brought her to Houston, Texas when she was an infant. She married Joe G. Torres on September 1, 1949 and was married to Joe for 54 years. She was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Aside from her schooling she was trained by the Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Downtown Houston. She worked as an LVN nurse for 49 years and was experienced in several medical disciplinary such as Ob-Gyn, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Oncology, clinical nursing and as a research nurse to name a few. She worked in the medical center and went on to retire from University of Houston Main Campus in 2000. After her retirement she felt the need to continue working in nursing and did so until she was 81 years old.

Dolores was about social justice and active in the community by serving on several boards for different organizations. She was the President of the Golden Seniors of Queen of Peace for many years; a founding member and President of the North Hobby Civic Association; the president of the local LVNAT Chapter; as well as a founding member of the Hispanic Nurses Association. Other organizations include the Health Awareness Ministry at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, the American Heart Association, the Christus Mobile Unit, and most recently the Forgotten Harvey Survivors Caucus. Yet what brought her family the most joy was that she was also known for her great tamales and wonderful stuffed turkey with dressing among many other wonderful Mexican and Southern dishes. Dolores was a kind and compassionate person who met everyone with a smile and a hug. Her warmth exuded from her like a beautiful perfume.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Alice N. Torres; her son, John N. Torres and her two granddaughters, Anna K. Torres and Nancy T. Vitt, husband Brandan, and her great granddaughters Sadie G. Banda, Amri B. Vitt, and Berkli Alana Vitt. She is survived by her sisters and brothers: Alice Villarreal, husband Leovardo, and their 4 sons, Emily Santos and husband Arturo, and their 3 sons, Josephine Perez, husband Jim and their daughter. Yolanda N. Flores, husband Larry and their 2 children. Anthony Navarro, and his 2 children, and Joey Navarro, wife Janet and their 3 children. Dolores is also survived by her niece Elizabeth Torres, MD and husband David Via, who we would like to extend a deep and sincere ‘Thank You’ for all her efforts in trying to help her aunt survive Covid-19. Joe V Torres, wife Judy and their children. Diana Torres and her 3 children. Robert Torres, wife Cynthia and their 2 children.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

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  • Interment

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Maria Lopez

August 15, 2020

My condolences to the Torres Family an extended family an friends , May God be with you all in your time of sadness and give you strength . My memory of her was the beautiful light that shined from within her , an awesome smile that made you smile even if you didn’t want to .
God bless you all
Maria


Joe & Judy Torres

August 14, 2020

Aunt Delores was the kindest and most loving person I have ever known. We were always welcomed with open arms and she loved at all times. A beautiful Christian woman who truly lived a Christ like life. I wish there were more people like her in this world. Your family in Florida loves you! We know you are celebrating in heaven with Jesus and family!

Rosa and Michael Ordaz

August 13, 2020

Thinking of Dolores and family. Her and family remain in our prayers. Peace and God bless.

Adela Cantu

August 13, 2020


Alice,John and Family:
Our Thoughts and Prayers are With You All; Thanks to You Ms. Dolores for All You Did for Us and With Us! We Will Miss You!
Queen of Peace Golden Seniors
and Adela Cantu.




Doris Brown

August 13, 2020

A truly grand woman who fought a good fight until the end. We the family of the Harvey Forgotten Survivors Caucus will always carry you in our hearts and continue to fight for our just cause. Rest Angel, GOD needed you more.

Sonya Gomez Klassen

August 13, 2020

Godmother I am so saddened by your passing. You were an earth Angel and now you’re an Angel in heaven.
Although we didn’t see each other often, when we did I felt the love you have always shown me my whole life.
You will be missed but always remembered as my Godmother Lola!
Love always your Goddaughter Sonya Melinda

Yolanda Navarro Flores

August 13, 2020

My dear beautiful sister, to whom will I go when those little things that happen in life pop up? You were my sister, my advisor, my doctor, my nurse, my chef, my help in the kitchen, my cheerleader, my co-grandmother, my so many things. The other night something happened and my first instinct was to pick up the phone to call you. But you're not there any more, and I will miss you being on the other end of the phone.
Your radiant smile that gleamed with joy and happiness is my great memory of you. Your love would shine through that beautiful smile of yours. You loved everyone so much. Your heart had an endless capacity for love, and I am blessed to have been one of the many you loved.
I didn't want you to go. I prayed so hard that God would let you come home to be with Alice and John. I wanted you to smile again, to laugh with us, to have coffee with us, to share a piece of sweet bread, to enjoy another shrimp dinner, to have another Thanksgiving together. To my heartache, it was not to be.
I will miss you so very, very much. I know now why God said I have to learn to let you go, because it's so hard, so difficult to do that. It will be a long process. My heart wants you here, yet, I know that you've joined our mighty God in all his holiness and for this, I rejoice and thank the Lord.
The angels have opened the gates of heaven to welcome you in to the wonders, joy, peace and love of our God, our Lord, our Savior. Your peaceful soul now rests in the glory of God.
I love you, and I miss you so very, very much my dear beautiful, loving sister.
I love you.
Yolanda

Cynthia Olmedo

August 13, 2020

My great aunt Dee was always there for us. She cared for us, fed us, and always had time to listen to us, whether we were 4 or 40 years old. Family was the most important thing in the world to her. She will be missed and will always be loved.
- Cynthia E. Olmedo

Mary Esther Vigil

August 12, 2020

My condolences to the Torres family. I always enjoyed seeing you, Alice, and your mom at church. She always smiled and had kind words for everyone. The last time I had an opportunity to visit with y’all was last year when we went to see those fantastic girl singers at the Miller Outdoor theatre. I will cherish those memories of her always.

A.N. Navarro

August 12, 2020

I remember my Mom and Dolores sitting side by side. I would look at them and they smiled at me at once, it was always the same like that, in that special way.
I just reasoned that must be love, Mom and Dolores always made you feel that way, loved! They couldn't help it, for in my mind those were without a doubt two angels looking at me, side by side and always at once. They never failed me, always there for me, as well there for others too. I would always race to escort my sister at family gatherings and fiestas, why? Who wouldn't want to be... right next to an angel! Like others i never heard not one cross word from her, she was just kind always.
I loved you very much my sister and always will, i pray that you will be with my other angel, our Mom. Thank you Jesus for my two beautiful angels.
A.N. Navarro

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