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Richard Torrez

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Graveside services are scheduled at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Memory Lawn Cemetery for Richard Torrez, 61, of Roswell who passed away July 12, 2018. Pastor Lonnie Owens of Christ Church will be officiating.

A lifelong resident of Roswell, Richard was born on August 28, 1956 to Ernestine Torrez Ramirez. He was a faithful member of Christ Church and loved his church family very much. Richard loved his country, always having an American flag on his wheelchair as he pushed it around town.

Through all his trials of battling cancer, he kept a happy spirit, always making people laugh. He fought the good fight of faith and finished the race and was ready to go to his Heavenly home.

Richard is survived by his sisters: Priscilla Olivas, Linda Torrez, Lenore Metcalf and Rose Rice. Brothers: Rudy Valadez and Pete Torrez. Also surviving Richard are his Loving Foster Family, Grant Newlin, Vern Newlin, Bern Newlin and Rosemary Thomas with many other foster sisters and brothers, survived also by many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother Ernestine Torrez Ramirez, foster mother Naomi Newlin, sister Magdalene Broomfield, nephew Gregory Chaves, and foster brother Ray Newlin.

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** Fly with the angels, Richard **