Beatrice Clara Torres (1928 – 2020)

Beatrice Clara Torres passed away on September 29th, 2020, at the age of 92 at her home in Salida, Colorado.

She was born on May 28th, 1928 in New Mexico to Daniel and Andrita Vigil, and was a lifelong resident of Salida.

Friends and family knew her as a caring, loving, and a meticulous person who enjoyed every aspect of life. Beatrice retired from the bakery at the Salida Safeway in 1992, where her coworkers and customers knew her as “Beezer.”

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church and supported numerous organizations in the community. She enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, planting flowers, and watching TV including the Denver Broncos and Family Feud.

She devoted her time and energy to her family, friends, and the community and had a huge impact on many lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Dolores Willis and Mary DeLaRosa, and outlived her husbands Emelio Soriano, Joseph Armenta, and Sol Torres.

She is survived by her sons Michael (Lynn) Vigil Salida, CO, Joseph (Beverly) Armenta Denver, CO, Kenny (Debbie) Armenta Fort Scott, KS, and Albert Armenta Grand Junction, CO. She had ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family will have a private ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic church interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Salida, CO. Donations can be made to the Altar & Rosary Society or the Knights of Columbus.

Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at or to P.O. Box 1369 Salida, CO 81201.

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