PATRICIO BAEZA TORRES
Patricio “Pat” Baeza Torres, 78, of Littlefield passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at his home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Friday March 15, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Littlefield with Father Brian Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Littlefield. Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 6 p.m., at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield.
Pat was born June 5, 1940 in Alpine, TX to Felipe and Rosa (Baeza) Torres. He worked several places during his life, but in Littlefield he was an employee for NIPAK for 20 years, which was later known as American Plant Food, and then he went to American Cotton Growers and was there for 27 years. He married Betty Ellis Jan. 12, 1996 in Littlefield. He was a Wildcat fan of all sports, supported the LHS Wildcat Band, and was a fan of Texas Tech. He coached Little League and was active in various community events and functions. He was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he served as a Cursillista.
Pat is survived by his wife, Betty Torres of Littlefield; five sons, Ruben Torres and wife, Tammy of Spade, Pat Torres, Jr. and wife, Irma of Slaton, Oscar Torres of Littlefield, Israel Torres and wife, Tina of Commerce City, CO, and Alfonso Torres and wife, Lisa of Littlefield; four daughters Gloria Ayala and husband, Albert of Littlefield, Yolanda Garcia and husband, Domingo of New Braunfels, Monica Mayes and husband, Ricky of Littlefield, Alibi Torres of Littlefield and step-daughter, Savannah Ellis and partner, Danny Marquez of Littlefield; 38 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Torres and wife, Terrie of Alpine and Israel Torres and wife, Elsa of Del Rio; and one sister, Rosa Navarette and husband, Alex of Lubbock; plus many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Duran, Shawn Vidaurre, Vincent Gallegos Jr., Alfonso Torres Jr., Nathan Solis, Blake Torres, Israel Torres Jr., and Jacob Ayala.