Sister Guadalupe (Leona) Torres
1929 - 2020
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November 6, 1929 June 25, 2020
Our Lord called Sister Guadalupe (Leona) Torres to her eternal home on June 25, 2020 at 8:40am at Mount Saint Francis Nursing Center. Sister Guadalupe was born to Atanasio and Paubla (Perez) Torres on November 6, 1929 in Emporia Kansas. She is survived by a brother Lupe and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sister Guadalupe attended Sacred Heart and St. Catherine School in Emporia, Kansas where she first met our Sisters. Sister Guadalupe received the habit in 1946 and pronounced her final vows in 1953.
As a second year novice she was assigned her first teaching assignment in Zuni, New Mexico. Thirty five years of her teaching ministry were in the southwest. Her love and gift of teaching were always in the primary grades. After retiring from teaching in New Mexico, Kansas and one year in Nebraska, Sister Guadalupe began the ministry of Pastoral Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico at St. Francis Gardens, a Nursing Care Facility, and later to the Gardens at Saint Elizabeth in Denver Colorado, a Senior Living Facility.
In 2005 Sister Guadalupe returned to Mount Saint Francis and was assigned Coordinator (2005-2009) for the Sisters living at the Nursing Center. In 2018 Sister became a resident of the Nursing Center.
A private Vesper and Wake Service will be held in Canticle Chapel at Mount Saint Francis Convent at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 28th. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, June 29th at 10:30 am in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, followed by burial in the Mount Saint Francis Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to: Sister Marietta Spenner, Provincial, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, at 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

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Published in The Gazette on Jun. 28, 2020.
05:30 PM
Canticle Chapel at Mount Saint Francis Convent
10:30 AM
Saint Francis of Assisi Church
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July 4, 2020
Sister Guadalupe was one of the Sisters that helped shape what I am today. Loved that lady dearly. I'm so glad I got to see her at Mount St Francis. Thank you Sistet for all you did for the students at St Francis Catholic School in Lumberton.
JoAnn Ulibarri Stoltenberg
July 3, 2020
Thank you sister for loving us and teaching us about our Lord. You will always have a special place in all the hearts of your ICS students. Rest in peace. Fly with the angel's. Love you always
Valerie Lovato (Montoya)
July 3, 2020
Sister Guadalupe was my first and second grade teacher in Cuba, New Mexico. She had a warm beautiful smile and made me feel safe and loved, it being my first experience away from home. Was blessed to see her years later while she was working in Albuquerque. I remembered her much taller when I was 7. She welcome my mom and I with her heart warming smile and a hug. I have carried her religious teachings wih me through the years and can only pray she would continue to watch down on me from time to time from heaven. God bless you Sister Guadalupe and may God's perpetual light shine down upon you, Amen.
Amy Lovato
July 3, 2020
May the perpetual light shine upon you, Sr Guadalupe. May your soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, Rest In Peace.
~Much love and prayers from one Leona to another...
Leona Jewett
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