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Maria U. Torres

April 10, 1939 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Obituary

Maria Uballe Torres, age 84, passed away on February 2nd, 2024.  She was born on April 10th, 1939 to Teresa and Benito Uballe in Taft, Texas.  She was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She married her husband of 60 years, Pedro M. Torres, on February 16th, 1958.  Maria worked in Academic Food Service for many years for CCISD and the Orange Grove Independent School District, where she retired after moving there with her family after the birth of her first grandchild. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother.

Maria participated in church functions and sang in the Choir at Santo Nino De Atocha-Mission, Tecolote, Texas, and St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Orange Grove, Texas. She had a lifelong love of puzzles, sewing, and scrapbooking. She could spend hours watching arts & crafts with a special affinity for Joanna Gaines, whom she called Jojo.  She was a world-class cook of caldo, menudo, tamales, & tortillas, and along with her husband, would cook for her family every weekend, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.  She loved finding hidden treasures at garage sales and antique shops and cultivated the greatest collection of ceramic roosters ever. She was a loving and spiritual mother and grandmother, whose influence can be evidenced by her children and grandchildren's kindness, generosity of spirit, and work ethic.   

Maria is preceded in death by her father, mother, husband Pedro M. Torres, and granddaughter Sarah Torres. Maria is survived by her children: Irene Torres-Tabor (Ted), Pete Torres (Angie), Ruby Ann Nichols (Nic), Daniel Torres (Yvette), and her grandson, Jonathan Lee Torres (Anelly), and her granddaughter, Suzette Danielle Torres.

Visitation will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 12, 2024 at Seaside Funeral Home. Following at Holy Family Catholic Church, will be a Rosary at 12:30pm and Funeral Mass at 1:00pm. Interment to conclude at Seaside Memorial Park.

Having the distinguished honors to be pallbearers are Irene Torres-Tabor, Pete Torres, Ruby Ann Nichols, Daniel Torres, Micky Nichols, and Jonathan Torres.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 12, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seaside Funeral Home Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Rosary
Monday
February 12, 2024

12:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Mass)

Funeral Mass
Monday
February 12, 2024

1:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Mass)

Interment
Monday
February 12, 2024

Seaside Memorial Park
4357 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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