Raul Torres

5/11/2014

SUBLETTE — Raul Torres, 52, of Beaver, Okla., died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.

SUBLETTE — Raul Torres, 52, of Beaver, Okla., died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.

He was born Sept. 7, 1961, to Juan Sanchez and Francisca DeLeon Torres in Uvalde, Texas.

He moved to Copeland as a child and attended Copeland schools.

In 1984, he was married to Johanna Escobar. She survives.

He worked for various farmers and elevators in southwest Kansas. .

Survivors include his wife, Joanna Torres of Beaver, Okla.; a son, Bobby Torres of Beaver; three daughters, Carmela Cruz of Nebraska, Pricsilla Rodriguez of Mexico and Tiffany Torres of Beaver; six sisters, Lupe Lara of Copeland, Mary Barnhart of Dodge City, Isabell Martinez, Connie Torres and Rosa Montemayor, all of Sublette, and Asencion Ornelas of Garden City; three brothers, Johnny Torres of Fowler, Frank Torres of Kismet, and Joe Torres of Garden City; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Manuel Torres, Sr.

Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Plains Cemetery in Plains.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette. Memorials are suggested to Raul Torres Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.

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