Eloisa (Lois) Fresquez passed away peacefully at age 83 with family members by her side at Heritage Park in Carbondale, Colorado on Aug. 2, 2013, after a fall which resulted in a head injury. She rallied for several weeks after surgery but finally succumbed to both weakness and an expressed desire to meet her Lord. She had resided at Heritage Park Care Center for several years where she received wonderful and loving care for all her needs.
Eloisa Ascension Torres was born on May 29, 1930, in Gallina, New Mexico, to Fidel and Josefina (Martinez) Torres. Her family resided in Capulin where her great-grandparents are buried. A memorial service will be held in Price, Utah, at a date not yet set. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Epifanio (Pete) Lopez and her second husband Vernon Fresquez. She is survived by her brothers Gusman Torres (wife Bernie) of Cortez, Colorado; Fidel Torres (wife Virginia) of Payson, Utah; and her sisters, Josephine Perez of Ogden, Utah; and Florence Hayes of Payson, Utah along with numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her children Tina (Lopez) Santacroce of Carbondale; Marsha (Lopez) Barnhill (husband Steve) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Maria (Lopez) Heuschkel (husband Rob) of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Phillip Lopez of Glenwood Springs; and Paul Fresquez of Long Beach, California. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Lois cooked since the 1950s at various restaurants in downtown Glenwood Springs where she resided since 1955. Her great cooking was appreciated by many locals and tourists over the years.
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