Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Obituary:Catalina R. Torres

Catalina R. Torres Resident of Martinez Catalina Ruvalcaba Torres born in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico and raised in Martinez, California, passed on Saturday September 6, 2008 at the age of 44. Catalina was a powerful woman and an exceptional role model for her family, friends and community. Catalina was a graduate of Alhambra High School, a certified cosmetologist and an alumnus of Saint Mary's College in Moraga where she majored in Women's Studies. As a former student of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, she returned as a math instructor and tutor for over ten years. She worked part time as a cosmetologist as well. Catalina was also a teacher for a high school program, "Go Get it" (GGI), in Concord where she tutored various subjects. She volunteered for "STAND!" also in Concord serving as an advocate for battered women. Catalina leaves behind a legacy of advocacy of helping those most in need. She made a positive impact in the East Bay Community especially for women and students. She will always be remembered as an advocate for families, education, service, peace, and love. Catalina lovingly referred to as "Cata" is survived by her two sons Nicolas Carmona (age 22) and Rafael Carmona (age 24), daughter-in-law Veronica, grandson Andrew; Mother Rafaela Ruvalcaba Torres, Father Eustacio Torres, younger siblings: Guillermo, Silvia, Eustacio Jr., Patricia and Noe; and an extended family. All who knew and loved Catalina are invited to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church on the corner of Estudillo & Mellus St. in Martinez, to a time of visitation, Thursday, September 11 beginning at 4:00 pm. A memorial mass will follow on Friday, September 12 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to DVC Foundation - Catalina Torres Scholarship or call (925)685-1405. Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, San Pablo (510) 234 - 2012 Published in Contra Costa Times on Sept. 11, 20

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<p>Catalina R. Torres Resident of Martinez Catalina Ruvalcaba Torres born in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico and raised in Martinez, California, passed on Saturday September 6, 2008 at the age of 44. Catalina was a powerful woman and an exceptional role model for her family, friends and community. Catalina was a graduate of Alhambra High School, a certified cosmetologist and an alumnus of Saint Mary's College in Moraga where she majored in Women's Studies. As a former student of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, she returned as a math instructor and tutor for over ten years. She worked part time as a cosmetologist as well. Catalina was also a teacher for a high school program, "Go Get it" (GGI), in Concord where she tutored various subjects. She volunteered for "STAND!" also in Concord serving as an advocate for battered women. Catalina leaves behind a legacy of advocacy of helping those most in need. She made a positive impact in the East Bay Community especially for women and students. She will always be remembered as an advocate for families, education, service, peace, and love. Catalina lovingly referred to as "Cata" is survived by her two sons Nicolas Carmona (age 22) and Rafael Carmona (age 24), daughter-in-law Veronica, grandson Andrew; Mother Rafaela Ruvalcaba Torres, Father Eustacio Torres, younger siblings: Guillermo, Silvia, Eustacio Jr., Patricia and Noe; and an extended family. All who knew and loved Catalina are invited to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church on the corner of Estudillo & Mellus St. in Martinez, to a time of visitation, Thursday, September 11 beginning at 4:00 pm. A memorial mass will follow on Friday, September 12 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to DVC Foundation - Catalina Torres Scholarship or call (925)685-1405. Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, San Pablo (510) 234 - 2012
Published in Contra Costa Times on Sept. 11, 20
                        
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Catalina R. Torres

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  • "CATA Hermana querida! cuanta falta me haces, ya nada es..."
    - Maria Elena RUBALCAVA

Catalina R. Torres Resident of Martinez Catalina Ruvalcaba Torres born in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico and raised in Martinez, California, passed on Saturday September 6, 2008 at the age of 44. Catalina was a powerful woman and an exceptional role model for her family, friends and community. Catalina was a graduate of Alhambra High School, a certified cosmetologist and an alumnus of Saint Mary's College in Moraga where she majored in Women's Studies. As a former student of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, she returned as a math instructor and tutor for over ten years. She worked part time as a cosmetologist as well. Catalina was also a teacher for a high school program, "Go Get it" (GGI), in Concord where she tutored various subjects. She volunteered for "STAND!" also in Concord serving as an advocate for battered women. Catalina leaves behind a legacy of advocacy of helping those most in need. She made a positive impact in the East Bay Community especially for women and students. She will always be remembered as an advocate for families, education, service, peace, and love. Catalina lovingly referred to as "Cata" is survived by her two sons Nicolas Carmona (age 22) and Rafael Carmona (age 24), daughter-in-law Veronica, grandson Andrew; Mother Rafaela Ruvalcaba Torres, Father Eustacio Torres, younger siblings: Guillermo, Silvia, Eustacio Jr., Patricia and Noe; and an extended family. All who knew and loved Catalina are invited to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church on the corner of Estudillo & Mellus St. in Martinez, to a time of visitation, Thursday, September 11 beginning at 4:00 pm. A memorial mass will follow on Friday, September 12 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to DVC Foundation - Catalina Torres Scholarship or call (925)685-1405. Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, San Pablo (510) 234 - 2012
Published in Contra Costa Times on Sept. 11, 20
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