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James Torres

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, James Torres, Sr., loving husband, father, brother and papa passed away with his family at his side. He was 75. Jimmy, as he was best known for, was born March 18, 1945, to Armando Torres and Francis Olivas in Morenci, Arizona. Jimmy was raised in Morenci where he attended elementary school, graduated from high school and later joined the United States Air Force. On June 26, 1971, Jimmy married the love of his life, Eva Alicia Beltran, they celebrated 49 loving years together. From that union came James Patrick Torres II and Veronica Torres Smith. Jimmy was extremely proud of his children and the family that he raised. Nothing could stop Jimmy's creativity and love for nature. He had a green thumb and loved to keep up his yard, fruit trees and flowers blooming. He was also quite the handyman, he could and would build and fix anything that you needed. Jimmy will be remembered best for his friendly, giving and outgoing personality. Also, his love for helping with the Newman Center tri-tip dinner, hunting, cooking and spending time with his brothers and extended family. Jimmy is preceded in death by: his father, Armando Torres; his mother, Frances Diaz; stepfather, Marcelino Diaz; his brothers, Sonny Torres, Charlie Torres and Tommy Diaz. He is survived by: his wife, Eva Torres; son, Jimmy Torres Jr. (Rebecca); daughter, Veronica Smith (Ernie); nine grandchildren, Mark, Christian and Sarina Smith, Brianna, James P. III and Celestine Torres, Jared, Ariella and Aislyn Garcia; two great-granddaughters, Aria Torres and Jaidah Andrews; brother, Bobby Torres (Millie); sister, Terry Saiz (Jimmy); and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Torres will be celebrated Friday, December 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Committal will follow in the Safford Cemetery with military honors conferred by the Gila Valley Veteran Honor Guard. A rosary and prayers will be offered Friday morning, December 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., also at the church.

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My condolences to the Torres family, Jimmy was a very kind hearted person and always smiling. May Jimmy rest in eternal peace and may the prepetual light shine on him.

Manuel Perea Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Torres family, Jimmy was a very kind hearted person and always smiling. May Jimmy rest in eternal peace and may the prepetual light shine on him.

Manuel Perea Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

We extend our condolences to all the family & friends of James Torres . May you all be comforted with the memories you all shared . May he rest in peace . Sincerely , Fernando Armijo & Bernice

Bernice Nabor Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Jimmy at Home Depot. He was a good man and a good friend. My heart breaks that he has passed. My family sends love and prayers.

suzanne hunt Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

We extend our condolences to all the family & friends of James Torres . May you all be comforted with the memories you all shared . May he rest in peace . Sincerely , Fernando Armijo & Bernice

Bernice Nabor Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Jimmy at Home Depot. He was a good man and a good friend. My heart breaks that he has passed. My family sends love and prayers.

suzanne hunt Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

We love and miss you papa so much .

Celestine Torres Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

We love and miss you papa so much .

Celestine Torres Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences and sympathy to the family.

Ligea Nelson Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences and sympathy to the family.

Ligea Nelson Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

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