Melinda Torres

July 23, 1963 - June 16, 2017
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Melinda H. Torres, age 53, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. She was born on July 23, 1963 in Robert Lee, Texas, the daughter of Tiodoro and Anastasia Torres.

Melinda was never like a stranger to anyone. She loved people and taking care of people. Melinda would strike up a conversation with anyone, whether it was waiting in line at the store or getting personal with the cashier waiting on her. Melinda was a Certified Nurse Aide for many years and her hope was to get better so she could go back to work. She dearly loved taking care of her “little old people”.

Melinda liked to relax she listened to music loudly in the car with the windows down. She also liked to play Bingo with her friends.

Melinda’s favorite thing in the world was taking care of her mother, keeping in touch with family, and being with her grandchildren. How she loved being their “Ya-Ya”. She would get a phone call from Xavier or Lilly to make mommy or daddy behave, so she would chew Andrea or Felix out and then they would hand the phone back to the child. Melinda would tell them that she fixed it and everything would be alright.

Toward the end of her life, Melinda found peace and quiet living by the lake and sitting on her brother’s back porch next to the water. She enjoyed the sound of the water and watching the birds. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Visitation be held on Saturday, June 25, 2017 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm with Funeral Services starting at 12:00 noon.

Service Information

Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Andrea castro
Irving, TX
We hope to see everyone here! I love you mommy and greatly miss you! You can never be replaced ??????
Cindy Muhle
Buchanan Dam, TX
Will miss you greatly!!
Marcella Munoz
Austin, TX
Will always remember all the fun we had in Robert Lee.
Thanks for all the laughs!
Richard and Tillie Bryan
Ballinger, TX
Our prayers and Condolences to The Torres Family. Heaven gained another angel,Rest In Peace Melinda !
Irma Torres
Robert Lee, TX
Heaven has gained another angel ?? I will miss you!!!
Gilbert Abalos
Ferris, TX
One of my very best friends in the world! Love you Melinda!
Mary Crafton
Amarillo, TX
Prayers for the Torres family!
Mari Torres-Keys
Big Spring, TX
Love you big Mel !! Miss you and your calls already but I know I have another angel looking down on me RIP
Olga Torres
Robert Lee, TX
Will be missed, remember her always joking and laughing. Saw her pictures of her & her grandchildren, that was part of her happiness in life.RIP Melinda.
Carmela bustamante
Irving, TX
One incredible strong women is now one incredible strong angel <3 we love you Tia and u will be missed dearly
Marla Gallemore
Irving, TX
So saddened to hear of the passing of your sister, Officer Torres.  May the peace of God surround you and your family now and in the days and weeks to come.  "The Lord is good; a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in Him." Nahum 1:7
Hilda Hernandez
Center Hill, FL
My thoughts and prayers to all the family.  Will miss our lil chats where she would let me know how things were going with tia.  RIP my dear cousin, Melinda.
marjorie mitchell
Bedford, TX
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister officer Torres. Stay focused on the good times and Seek God in everything, especially when you feel down.
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