Elva Rose TorresOctober 24, 1944 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 73)
On January 2, 2018 our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and matriarch Elva Rose Torres joined her Lord in watching over her family from Heaven above. She was born on October 24, 1944 in Mabton, WA the daughter of Adelina (Hernandez) and Jose Alvarez. On May 9, 1959 Elva married the love of her life and dashing husband, Ascension “Chon”Torres in Sunnyside, WA. She gave birth to three children, Michael, Christina and Michelle.
Elva began her working career and was hired on the spot for Howard’s Empire Drug in Sunnyside, where she was a cosmetician for seventeen years. During this time she earned her GED and was recruited by Elizabeth Arden to be a representative for the company. Elva chose her family first and declined their gracious offer. Elva was a very talented lady as a seamstress, gardener and cook. Besides being the best grandma and caregiver her grandchild could have ever wished for. Elva was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA.
She is survived by her loving husband, Chon Torres of Sunnyside, WA. One son Michael Torres of Camas, WA. Two daughters Christina Rivas (Ray Jr.) of Sunnyside, WA and Michelle Baugher (Rod) of Pasco, WA. Five grandchildren Jenna Pitney and significant other Danny Messmore, Casey Pitney, Mitchell, Pitney and Fiancée Karly Sattler, Alyson Baugher and Joan Torres. Four great grandchildren Leif Van Doren, Jasiah Van Doren, Isabelle Gillihan and Carianna Gillihan. She is also survived by one sister Josephine Alvarez Vialle (Greg) and numerous extended family members.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA. In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor Elva’s memory may contribute to the St. Joseph Catholic Church youth program. If you would like to sign Elva’s on line memorial book you may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.