Franciscan Sister Guadalupe Torres dies at age 92
COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Guadalupe Torres died June 25 at age 92 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 29 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Colorado Springs. Burial followed in the Mount St. Francis cemetery.
Sister Guadalupe was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Emporia, Kansas, the 11th child of 13 born to Atanasio and Paubla Torres. She attended Sacred Heart and St. Catherine School in Emporia, where she met the Sisters of St. Francis. In 1944, she became a member of the first class to attend St. Joseph Convent High School in Denver, and she spent her high school years as an aspirant. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1946 and pronounced final vows in 1953.
As a second-year novice, she was assigned to teach in Zuni, New Mexico. Sister Guadalupe spent a total of 35 years in the southwest. She taught in the primary grades, working among Native Americans in the missions. She also taught in Kansas and Nebraska.
After retiring from teaching, she worked in pastoral care at St. Francis Gardens, a nursing care facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She later worked in the same capacity at Gardens of St. Elizabeth in Denver, a senior living facility.
In 2005, Sister Guadalupe returned to Mount St. Francis and was appointed coordinator for the sisters living in the nursing center.
Sister Guadalupe is survived by one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.