Olga (Gonzalez) Torres, dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend and humble servant of God, was called to be with the Lord November 16, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Olga was born on June 4th, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas to Victor Manuel Gonzalez and Victoria Manuela Ramos, the eldest of 3 sisters, where she lived and attended school at San Antonio Tech until moving to Alice, Texas her junior year. She finished the remainder of her schooling in Alice and graduated from William Adams High School where she would go on to meet and eventually marry the love of her life, Ruben Torres Sr. in 1956. Shortly thereafter, they welcomed their first child Ruben Jr. in 1957 and Patricia in 1959. She enjoyed reading every book she could get her hands on, was an avid gardener, a gifted painter, and traveled extensively with friends on the open waters as a frequent cruiser and with her husband venturing to Japan (twice), Singapore, Italy, Germany, and England just to name a few. As busy as she was, she held 2 things above all, the first being her faith, the second being her family.
She maintained her household with love and grace and held her vows sacred being the glue that held the family together as her husband served the community, his country, and operated the family business. Olga ensured everyone who set foot in her home was welcomed with warmth and was treated as royalty. This held true even as she transitioned from wife and mother to the role she embraced with open arms-”Grandma”. Her devotion to God and her marriage spanned her entire lifetime and was part of what defined her; she touched countless lives as a Sunday school teacher at Stonegate Baptist Church and never passed on an opportunity to share her encyclopedic knowledge of his word, whether it be with a stranger, her children, grandchildren or great grandchildren. Olga leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, commitment, patience, kindness, selflessness, and forgiveness that will be deeply missed. She would want all who mourn her to seek solace in the book of Revelation 21:4-”And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away.”
Olga is preceded in death by her sister Yolanda (Gonzalez) Lopez, Her loving husband of 60 years Ruben Torres Sr., and her great granddaughter Aliana Torres Rodriguez.
She is survived by two children: Ruben Jr.(Celina); Patricia Annette; five grandchildren: Nathan (Shanea), Daniel II, Victoria (Ruben), Christian (Chris), Ruben III; five great grandchildren: Daniel III and Liam (Daniel II), Elijah and Madison (Victoria), and Zabdiel (Nathan). She also leaves behind 2 sisters: Sylvia (Roberto) Olivares, and Elsa (Louis) Escamilla; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom she all held dear to her heart.
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