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1933 Imelda 2020

Imelda De La Torre

June 29, 1933 — December 11, 2020

Our beloved mother Imelda M. de la Torre went to her eternal rest to Our Lord in Heaven on Friday, December 11, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was born on June 29, 1933 in the city of Tampico in Tamaulipas, Mexico to Raymundo and Margarita Mascorro and grew up with her 7 siblings in Armadillo de los Infantes in San Luis Potosi. Known as the quietest amongst them, she was very close to all of them and would often fondly tell us about her childhood. Raised in a devout Roman Catholic family, from an early age she was actively involved with her church from teaching children how to pray the rosary, to preparing them for their First Communion or helping decorate the church in anticipation of an upcoming religious celebration and festivity. One of her favorite holidays was always on December 12th, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She learned to be a skilled homemaker from her mother Margarita and to always be respectful and responsible from her father Raymundo. Through the various social and religious activities in the small town, she met Francisco de la Torre whom she married on August 15, 1960.

They lived in the city of San Luis Potosi during which time she had her son (Francisco - “Paco”) and her daughter (Maria Guadalupe – “Maru”). Then for a brief time they lived in Monterrey, Nuevo León prior to making the most impactful decision of their lives and with the help from her dear brother Raymundo, her young family along with her brother Miguel all immigrated to the United States in December of 1963. They moved to a ranch in East Texas between Corsicana and Kerens. A few years later they moved to what was then the small city of Irving, Texas. Where her son (Jose – “Pepe”) was born. It was in Irving that as she raised her children and she made their education and proper formation a top priority.

While living in the US in those years and not speaking the language or understanding the culture was challenging to her at times, it was a decision made for the love of her family and her hopes for a better future for her children. Throughout her life she unselfishly gave of her faith, her time and support to her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nephews and nieces. She was truly an example of being a servant of God to all who knew and loved her.

Imelda is preceded in death by her husband Francisco, her parents Raymundo and Margarita Mascorro, her brother Raymundo, her sisters Consuelo Navarrette and Margarita Borjas.

She is survived by her daughter Maria, her sons Frank and Joe, her daughters-in-law Leslie and Trinh, her son-in-law Alan Reynolds, her 5 grandchildren Alex, Amanda, Erich, Megan, Lindsey Richter and her husband Cameron and by her great-grandson Aven. And her sister Agueda Gonzalez and her brothers Hugo, Miguel and Esteban, as well as by her 11 nieces and 16 nephews who she so dearly loved.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary and Vigil

Thursday, December 17, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Blessing Colonial Chapel

401 Elm Street, Mansfield, TX 76063

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Funeral Mass

Friday, December 18, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Rite of Committal

Friday, December 18, 2020

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

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