MELCHOR TORRES Age 73, passed away March 21, 2013. He was born in Albuquerque, NM to Porfiria and Pedro Torres who have preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his brothers: Candelario (Lalo) Torres and Juan Ray Torres; and father-in-law, Jose Enrique DeHerrera. Melchor is survived by his spouse, Henrietta DeHerrera; sons: Melchor Jr. and Brian Torres; daughters: Karen Mares and Amanda Garcia; son, Joe Henry DeHerrera; many grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; numerous nephew and nieces; sister, Ricarda Archibeque; brothers: Polo and Alfredo Torres; mother-in-law, Esther DeHerrera; brothers-in-law, Ben, Frank and Ignacio De Herrera; sisters-in-law, Irene, Roma Rivera, Rose Valdez and Elsie Archuleta. Melchor was an Owner/Operator of "About Construction Co." He served in the New Mexico Army National Guard. Serving as pallbearers will be: Melchor Torres Jr., Brian Torres, Joe Henry DeHerrera Sr., Joe Henry DeHerrera Jr., Darren DeHerrera and Frank DeHerrera. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Robert Mares, Christopher Perez, Joshua DeHerrera and Derek DeHerrera. A Rosary will be recited at Holy Family Church in Rowe, NM on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Rowe Cemetery. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900