Elsie Dell Torres Gomez
Once again it is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce one of our beloved has passed. Our Angel on earth Elsie Dell Torres Gomez, a lady extraordinaire, has gone to be with her family in Heaven. She was the youngest of six children born to Jose and Josephina Torres but a sister to many. Elsie was born in Artesia, NM on June 1, 1931. Elsie grew up on the family farm in Atoka, NM where she learned from her parents the joy and beauty of love, giving, and caring for others unequivocally. To know her was to love her. She opened her heart and home to all those who sought her company, comfort, and delicious cuisine.
Elsie married Gilbert in 1949 and from that moment on he was the luckiest man on earth. Their son Larry was born in 1951. He was the light of her life and his passing in 1984 was a tragedy that she learned to cope with and handle with grace. Terry was born in 1956 and survives her at the family homestead. Elsie raised her family beautifully and tirelessly. She will always be an example to us all. In life as in death, she was a true lady and a lady always knows when to leave.
Thank you to all of you who selflessly came to her aid. She loved you all.
Serving as pallbearers are family: Dave Torres Jr, Fred Cota, Billy Gomez, Mario Reid, George Reid Jr, and Mark Reid.
Rosary and funeral mass will be Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Catherine’s Church in Hagerman, NM (206 Texas Ave). Burial to follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park on the Lake Arthur Hwy (State Rd 2) Masks will be required to attend services.