ULYSSES - Nancy Torres, age 74, died May 2, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, KS. She was born September 11, 1945, in Trinidad, CO, the daughter of Ross and Benny (Garcia) Valdez.
Nancy grew up in Walsenburg and Hoehne, CO, and graduated in 1963 from Hoehne High School. In 1966, she married Ben Torres in Trinidad. After they moved to Ulysses in 1978, Nancy worked at Western Prairie Care Home as a Certified Medication Aide.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Ben of Kim, CO; children, Loretta Chain of Guymon, OK, Twyla Gomez of Dodge City, Travis Torres of Ulysses, and Jamie Torres of Ulysses; brothers, Ross Valdez of Scurry, TX, Leonard Valdez of Ulysses; sisters, Phyllis Torres of Hoehne, CO, Theresa Bedoya of Yuma, AZ, and Jennifer Briggs of Ulysses; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren with one more on the way. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; and infant brother, Charles Valdez.
Funeral services will be held May 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. via Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Visitation is May 7, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the National Kidney Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.