Mission Family Mortuary
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Bakersfield, CA 93304

Mary (Torres) Goodwin

1950 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Mary (Torres) Goodwin Obituary
Mary Elizabeth (Torres) Goodman "Liz" October 13, 1950 - November 22, 2013 Liz passed this life peacefully at home surrounded by loving family and friends, and in the loving arms of her husband and daughter into the loving arms of the Lord. After a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers. Liz was born in Pharr, Texas to Jesus Amaya and Tomasita Torres. She grew up in Shafter and graduated from Shafter High School. She was an amazing mother, cherished wife and a wonderful grandmother. Liz loved life, people, gardening and traveling. After her diagnosis of Dementia/Alzheimers her husband, family and best friends made sure to take her on vacations, trips and family events. She traveled to Alaska, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, Las Vegas, Puerta Vallarta and Cancun Mexico just to name a few. Liz loved her many times a year trips to Morro Bay where she could sit and watch the ocean for hours. Above all she loved spending time with her Grand daughters, daughter and husband. She was preceded in death by her parents Jesus and Tomasita Torres, also by her sister Nella Torres. She leaves behind her husband Jim Goodman, daughter Amy Cummings and son-in-law Jon Cummings. And the loves of her life, her grand daughters Nicole Genene, Sierr Elizabeth, Emily James, and Lily Joy. She is also survived by her brothers Frank Torres and wife Kathy, Baldimar (K.C.) Torres and wife Janet, Jesse Torres and wife Sheila. Sisters Maria Torres (Chayo) and Mike Davis, Mary Torres and many nieces and nephews and cousins for whom she loved as her own. Our special thanks go out to the Optimal Hospice staff and people for your special care of our "Lizzie". She was able to pass this life peacefully at home with the grace and dignity that she exhibited her entire life. Visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 between the hours of 4:00-6:00 P.M. at the Mission Family Mortuary Chapel, 531 California Avenue, Bakersfield, California. Funeral Services will also be held at the Mission Family Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Mission Family Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 30, 2013
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