Deverne Torres(1925-2012)

Deverne Torres, 87, of Mescalero passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Mescalero. He was born March 10, 1925 at Mescalero and had lived there all of his life. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his children, Orlinda Stevens, Sterling Torres, Lorna Torres, Ermadine Torres, Corina Torres, Michelle Gallerito, Devona Torres, Deverne Torres Jr. and Natalia M. Torres; 24 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children, Dorinda A. Caje and Alden V. Torres; siblings, Loretta T. Rice, Herbert Torres, Sturgis Torres and Cecil Kinzhuma.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Mescalero Community Center Gym from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM with the prayer service beginning at 6:00 PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, December 13, at 9:45 AM with burial to follow at the Mescalero Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

LaGrone Funeral Chapel
341 Sudderth Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345
(505) 257-7303

Published in Ruidoso News from Dec. 12, 2012 to Jan. 13, 2013