Joann Carmen Torrez

Joann Carmen Torrez

DEL NORTE — Joann Carmen Torrez, 85, passed away peacefully August 16, 2020, in Del Norte, Colorado.  She was born on October 3, 1934, in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Jim and Freda Archibald.  On June 18, 1955, she married her best friend, David Torrez, in Raton, New Mexico.

Joann loved to love her family.  She showed it by cooking delicious meals, taking care of her grandchildren, and sewing quilts and crocheting blankets for them.  She loved traveling and spending winters in Arizona with her husband.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David and sister Shirley Fisher.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Leonard) Garcia of Center, CO; David J. (Shannon) Torrez, Glendale, AZ; and Pam (Anthony) Trujillo, Monte Vista, CO.  Her grandchildren: Nicki (Frank) Ogutu, Greensboro, NC; Casey (Lisa) Garcia, Alamosa, CO; Mike Trujillo, Monte Vista, CO; Jimmy (Rebecca) Torrez, Colorado Springs, CO; Sasha (Omar) Gonzalez, Monte Vista, CO; Marissa Trujillo, Monte Vista, CO; five great-grandchildren, Madison and Zoey Garcia; Scott Torrez; Emmie and Reis Gonzalez; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Cremation was chosen and an online memorial service will be held at a later date.  Contributions are suggested to the River Valley Inn and may be made in care of the funeral home office.  To express condolences to the family, please visit Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.