Obituary: Gilbert Torrez – Jan. 25, 2020


Gilbert Torrez, age 79, a lifelong resident of Cordova, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Gilbert was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Torrez; parents, Remegio and Adelia Torrez; In-laws, Pedro and Refugio Martinez; siblings, Adelido and Polito Torrez, Isabel Sanchez and Floy Medart.

Gilbert is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Erlinda Torrez; children, Annette Blackburn (Mike), Gilbert Torrez, Jr. (Susan), Jackie Torrez (Loretta), Lisa Torrez companion Dennis, Brenda Maestas; grandchildren, Alonzo Trujillo, Gilbert Torrez III and companion Margaret, Heather Torrez and companion Mike, Justin Salazar-Torrez (Deserae), Mindy Trujillo, Ambrosia Blackburn, Danielle Torrez and companion Charles, Robert Blackburn, Gerald Torrez Jr., Santiago Naranjo and Josiah LaMonda; great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Lynette, Adrian, Ezekiel, Lilly, Greyson, Marissa, Aryah, Xavier, Aubrey and Mila; siblings, Juliana Cooper, Clorida Sanchez (Arturo), Betty Torrez and companion Vicente, Susie Cordova, Belinda Roybal (Delbert), Cathy Cordova, Rowdy Torrez (Victoria) and Lawrence Torrez (Nina); as well as other loving in-laws, relatives and friends.

Services are pending and will be announced and posted as soon as they become available. Assisting as pallbearers will be, Alonzo Trujillo, Gilbert Torrez III, Justin Salazar-Torrez, Gerald Torrez, Charles Romero and Dennis Padilla. The family of Gilbert Torrez has entrusted the care of their beloved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 1-505-747-7477 or