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Margarita Torres

March 11, 1959 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 59)
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Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Margarita was an extremely curious charming woman, with a great ability to listen to others.

She was the second of four siblings. From her early years she expressed a deep interest in reading and later developed a love for academics, cinema and travelling. When she was little she wanted to be a missionary in the Congo. She studied a Bachelor of Administration and Bachelor of English as a second language. Her three daughters remember her doing homework at 2AM and taking them to school without sleep. Later she enrolled in a Masters Degree in Translation. Several years later, Margarita brought her youngest daughter and crossed Mexico all the way to Waller, Texas, to start a new life as a kindergarten bilingual teacher in Fieldstore Elementary. She was determined to build a new life starting with a small apartment and a little car without AC. In the years that followed, Margarita developed a great network of loving friends and found an amazing husband with whom she travelled to many places including magical Yelapa, one of her favorite places in the world.

Her daughters also accompanied her on a lot of road trips and intercontinental journeys including Veracruz, the south of Mexico, UK, France, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Belgium. She was always ready for a new adventure.

Margarita loved to get together with her friends and would need no excuse to have a gathering at the house. As an avid writer, she wrote several columns for a local newspaper as well as entering a writing competition, and  leaves a legacy of notes, journals, and thoughts for her family to treasure. We all feel close to her and comforted as we read them. Anyone who knew her would agree she had a big heart and had an amazing ability to find the right words to make you feel better, motivate you, and put you back on your track.

After four years of victories against cancer, she drew her last breath peacefully at home, in her own bed just as she wished, surrounded by her daughters, husband, niece and son-in-law. We're sure she left when she felt we were all calm and ready to let her go on her next new journey.

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