Dee was the second born child of John Trevino (deceased) and Concepcion Trevino of Richland. She was born October 4, 1955 in Sunnyside, WA. Dee is survived by Gary Torrence of Tacoma, who is the love of her life and Husband. Dee graduated from Grandview High School in 1974 and became the first in her family to attend college at Central Washington University. Dee also wanted to serve her country and asked her brother in law, Dave Martinez, who was in the National Guard what the cut-off age limit was. So, at the age of 28 she enlisted in the Army. Dee did not want to have any regrets or miss her opportunity to serve her country. She was extremely proud to serve in the military. In November of 1987, Dee was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, in recognition of her exemplary work, willingness to accept responsibility, her attention to detail, and her ability to adapt to any assignment or situation. Her dedication to working long hours and volunteering for additional duties, and her ability to complete any assigned task greatly contributed to the 506th Transportation Company and the Washington Army National Guard. These attributes are a prime example of her character. Dee spent 17 years in banking with Rainier Bank (Now Bank of America), where she traveled across the state training personnel to install and balance cash machines. Most recently, Dee worked for Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) as a Child Support Enforcement Officer. She improved the lives of countless children by ensuring they received the resources and support they needed during her 23 year career at DSHS. Dee’s greatest calling was a phenomenal Aunt to many nieces and nephews and their families whom she loved very much. For the Brock Children (Anthony, Olivia, Julisia) and Madison Grace Trevino, Dee was a mother figure, in addition to their Aunt. She was the Godmother to Alyssa Trevino Carrillo and Vicente Trevino. Family was very important to Dee; she always made it home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and her father’s 4th of July birthday celebration. Dee lead by example: she was brave, independent, and a woman who was not afraid of paving the path for her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, friend and most importantly a loving aunt. On behalf of her Husband Gary Torrence, the Trevino and Torrence Families, we would like to thank you for the love and support in our time of grief and celebration of Dee’s life. Her laughter and smile will be in us each and everyday. Dee is survived by her siblings: Sylvia Trevino Perales (Jerry) Richland, Juan C Trevino (Norma) Grandview, Jess Trevino Grandview, Max Trevino, Linda Brock (Oliver) Olympia, Lydia Roach (Eric) Indiana, David Trevino (Dianne) Grandview, Lee Trevino Olympia; Torrence Family: Mother-in-law Gerteen Torrence Moore, Sisters-in-law: Verlene Keaton, Brenda Graves, Brothers-in-law: Roger Torrence, Ernest (Joe) Torrence deceased, Calvin Torrence deceased.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with recitation of Holy Rosary at 6:00 pm at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Grandview, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:00 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, WA with Burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery in Grandview, WA. Those wishing to sign Delores’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home Grandview in care of arrangements.