Patricia Rae Torres

WICHITA, KAN. – Patricia Rae Torres, 74, a retired St. Francis (Via Christi) employee and Cessna upholsterer, passed away November 16, 2013.

She was born on June 19, 1939, in Laurium, the daughter of Merrelle and Dagmar (Parikka) Trudell, who preceded her in death. She was married 53 years to John C. Torres before his death in 2010.

Survivors include sons, Dr. John M. (Cathy) of Wichita, Kan., Christopher M. (Kathy) of Olathe, Kan., Felipe M. (Debbie) of Wichita, Bruce M. (Tina) of Rio Rancho, N.M.; daughter, Denise R. (Mark) Handy of Wichita; sister, Diane Young of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Carla Brannon (Chris), Zyanya Torres, Jenna White (Luke), Melanie Vargas ( Jose), Felipe Torres, II (Krista), Michael Torres (Heather), Jonathan Torres, Bruce Torres; and four great-grandchildren.

Rosary is at 7 p.m. today in Resthaven Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Harry Hynes Hospice.

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