February 14, 1956 ~ August 10, 2019

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Richard 'Rick' Torres, 63, passed away unexpectedly on August 10, 2019, at 12:33 a.m. He is survived by his fiancee of 16 years, Deanna Strait; son, Kelly Torres; daughter, Tara (Jonathan) Neilson; and son, Jesse Torres; grandchildren, Aiyana and Jonathan Jr. 'J.J.'; granddogs, Bella, Penny and Maggie; siblings, Manuel 'Sonny' (Valerie) Torres, Gloria (David) Vallejo, Betty (Arthur) Carrillo, Isabella Sanchez, David (Rala) Torres; two surviving aunts; mother of his children, Debbie Torrez; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and Deanna's family. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Manuel and Socorro Torres; and grandparents from both sides. Rick was born February 14, 1956, the youngest of six children, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a 1974 East High School graduate, excelling as an athlete in multiple sports, especially wrestling where he was awarded the Jerry Pike Outstanding Wrestler Award. Throughout Rick's life, he made so many friends and enjoyed making people laugh. His passion was fishing, camping, working on his yard and listening to music all while enjoying an ice cold beer. But the thing he loved the most in the world was spending time with his daughter, fiancee, his grandkids and granddogs. His glowing smile, quick sense of humor and laughter will be missed by all. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Please celebrate Rick's life by wearing your favorite football team, except if you're a Raider's fan. 'Cause they sit down to pee!' ~ Rick

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  1. Ricky, you were such a good neighbor and friend. You always made me life even when I didn’t feel like it. Always helpful when I needed anything. You are truly missed my friend. Continue to laugh in Heaven with your friends and family. Many blessings sent, Ricky.

  2. Much to young to leave this earth and all that he loved. God must have needed him badly to take him so soon, God bless his family and friends and give them peace. He will be waiting for you!

  3. Rick was my favorite brother-in-law. We had some good laughs and he was quick to the wit. Rick was also very kind. He will truly be missed.

  4. My deepest condolences to Rick family. He was a great athlete and a good guy. RIP Ricky Valentine Torres.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss! Rick was a good friend in high school and will be missed by so many people. God Bless his family and friends and I hope you find peace in knowing he will always be with you. Rest in Peace Rick! We had a lot of fun in high school.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  7. We were blessed to know Rick he was such a nice man. He will be missed by many. Please accept our heartfelt condolences Deana and RICK’s family. I’m glad I had a chance to see him and talk to him recently. Rest In Peace Rick

    love Lonnie and Jacque Lopez

  8. OMG Cuz – so SORRY we lost touch with each othe!!! My last memory was when we got in trouble on the 4th of July with Tia for starting her rose bushes on fire cuz of the fireworks!!! And as usual, U layed the big smile & charm on Tia! Luckily she forgave us!!! I will cherish this memory forever…God be with your Familia – LOVE U Forever ♡♡♡

  9. Deanna and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Rick. Rick was my friend and neighbor. We shared a lot of good times together. I will miss him greatly. God blessings to family and friends.

  10. I still cannot believe what has happened. My prayers go to a family
    and man that I remember as being unselfish, caring, giving, along
    with many other fine attributes.

  11. Deanna, I my heart breaks for you. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Rick o am so happy you two had these years together. I pray for comfort and peace for you.

  12. Deanna I am so sorry for your loss of Rick. My heart breaks every time I look out and not see him working in th yard and playing his music.

    He was a special man. He will be planting his flowers in Heaven!

    My God be with you in your sorrow.

  13. I am so very sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Rick and he was always smiling, and was an infectious smile it was.

    I am blessed to have known Rick for many years.

    God bless you all.

    God truly called another angel.

  14. Deanna, Tara and Family, I am so sorry loss. I am so sorry that I can not be there, but I will have you all in my heart and prayers. Thank you Rick for being a good friend and neighbor. God Bless you my friend, you were a good person. Go Broncos!!!

  15. Rest In Peace brother, until we meet again. Forever my brother forever my friend I love you dearly watch over me until we’re together again. Love your brother Manuel “Sonny” and Torres Family.

  16. Deanna, I am so sorry! We are on vacation and I am unable to attend the services. I will call when we return and hopefully we can get together. Prayer and hugs Amiga Mia!

  17. Grateful we had the opportunity to meet Rick. He was always smiling and making everyone laugh. Rest In Peace Rick. Prayers for all the family and friends.

  18. Heaven gained another Angel with the greatest sense of humor and wittiness. I had the honor of having Rick as a good friend and neighbor for 10 years. We laughed and cried. No matter the situation Rick could bring laughter as a final solution. When in need of anything Rick was there to help. Waved to everyone who drove by. Rest in Peace my friend, you will truly and deeply be missed. God blessings to family and friends.

  19. So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Although we didn’t know him it is so hard to lose a parent. May God bless you with lots of Good and happy memories.

    Robert and Maxine Gomez

  20. Rick! You are such a special man! Thank you for loving Deanna so we’ll! I remember when you blessed me by working on my home years ago! You were such a hard worker! You will be missed.
    Love you Deanna, my Deanna!!
    Tara, Jon and kiddos… Jesus bless you and watch over you!
    Love you all!

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