Bertha Marina Torres (née Reyes), age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 19th, 2019, at the comfort of her youngest daughter’s home, Vera, in San Tan Valley, Arizona. She wished to be cremated with no service. She was born on April 28th, 1936, to Carlos Humberto Reyes and Maria Andrea Joseja in Nacaome, Honduras.
She moved with her husband and young children to Chicago, Illinois in 1965, and established a life and home in a city that remained very close to her heart.
She loved the Lord immensely, reading Bible passages on a daily basis. She enjoyed sewing, baking and cooking, always welcoming loved ones over for meals. She was proud of her garden and with meticulous care it looked beautiful year after year. She always presented herself elegantly with the right finishing touches to go with her clothing. She cherished her family, provided care and generously opened her home for loved ones throughout the years.
Her grandchildren and great grandchildren have many loving memories with their “Mama Bertha”, as she was affectionately known as. Her extended family and friends will miss visiting and talking with her over the phone. Many of us will remember her sweet demeanor, her adoration for her husband, her love for her pets, gardening and watching Spanish classic movies and novelas. Her spirit will continue to live on in all of our hearts with the extra comfort of knowing that she is resting, reunited with her husband and at home with the Lord.
Mrs. Torres was survived by her four children, Lidia (Kevin) Henderson, Sandra Selva, Victor (Rocio) Torres, Jr. and Vera (David) Montanez; her grandchildren, Alejandra, Marilyn, Miguel, Michelle, Juan, Cynthia and Avigdor; her ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, of 67 years; her son, Carlos Humberto; and her granddaughter, Azeneth.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”