Josefa Herrera Torres, born August 9, 1914, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Poteet. She is preceded in death by her husband Jose Torres, her son Juan Torres and daughter-in-law, Belia G. Torres.
She is survived by her children, Dolores Torres of Poteet, Carlos Torres of Poteet, Ralph Torres of San Antonio and Evangeline T. Palomo and husband Domingo of Jourdanton. Josefa is also survived by her grandchildren, April Torres Conkey and husband Andrew of Kingsville, Michael and Luis Torres of San Antonio, Jason Torres and wife Clarissa of Kingsville, Arminda P. Scarbrough and husband Chris of Jourdanton and Nicholas Palomo of Austin; greatgrandchildren, Ian Scarbrough of Jourdanton and Andrea Conkey of Kingsville.
Josefa had the opportunity to travel with her youngest son Juan (deceased) to California, Nevada, Mexico, Hawaii and Rome, Italy during the 1970’s. She was a sports fan to the end. At the Aggie football homecoming game 2012, she was honored as the oldest Poteet Aggie fan. She enjoyed watching pro football games, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Josefa also attended the flag football games to watch her great-grandson play. During basketball season, she was a Spurs fan.
Josefa was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church and will be dearly missed by all .
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 2, at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church from 4-9 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church at 9 a.m. with interment to follow at Madre Dolorosa Cemetery in Poteet.
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