November 22, 1943 ~ July 18, 2020
Born in: Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado
Ernesto Torres left this life in the afternoon of Saturday, July 18th, 2020, in his home, as was his wish, at the age of 76. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his adoring wife, Michele; daughter, Carly; sons, Joe and Jacob; by his sister, Jennie (Fred) Murray-Martinez; and sister-in-law, Sally Torrez. He lives in the cherished memory of his wife’s sisters and husbands along with countless nieces, nephews, care givers and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his mother, Paula Guerrero Torres and father, Espididion Torres; by his brothers, Jose (who died as an infant), Lalo, Lupe and Miguel; and cherished sister, Jesusita Atilano, who we believed help guide him home to heaven.
Ernesto was born in the fall of 1943 in the heart of Mexico in Leon, Guanajuato to Paula and her husband Esperidion, the youngest of 7 children. At a very young age, he and his family immigrated to Pueblo, Colorado where he grew up and graduated from Central High School.
A dedicated and hard-working man, he briefly served in the National Guard, and then worked at Pueblo’s steel mill, finally retiring from Trane Company-Ingersoll Rand. During the working period of his life he began his true life’s work: dedicating his support and commitment -financially, emotionally, and spiritually -to his family and loved ones. Ernesto cared for and lived with his mother until her death, was a beloved and caring uncle to scores of nephews and nieces, and continued to travel to and to support family in Mexico as well as all those who came across his path.
After meeting his wife and the birth of their children, the full measure of his devotion and love was always felt by Michele, Carly, Joe, and Jacob. He was a devout and faithful man who filled our lives with prayer, music, and strength. He lived and died with unapologetic courage and passion.
The world will never know his like again and has been made better by his life.
The true breadth of his wisdom and reach of his kindness may never truly be known but it will always resonate. He could find a song to sing for any moment or any occasion. He was devoted to his children even while tirelessly working overtime and graveyard shifts. He always had change in his pocket to give to someone in need, and taught us all that despite what we may have in our hands we will always have enough with faith. He taught us that true abundance lives in the heart if we are lead by the Spirit.
Service will be held on Monday, July 27th, 2020, 10 a.m. at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. A live stream of the service will be available on this website beginning at 10 a.m. as well. Space will be limited in the chapel due to social distancing protocol but overflow space will be available on site. Please stay safe and well and know his family understands if you do not feel you can safely attend. His earthly remains will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery.