JUNE 29, 1947 - JUNE 29, 2010

Carolyn Sue Torrez, age 63, of rural Osawatomie, Kansas, died June 29, 2010 at the Miami County Medical Center.

Carolyn was born June 29, 1947 at Pittsburg, Kansas. She was the daughter of Victor Marion Baker and Edith Evelyn Lease. She attended school at Lane, Kansas and transferred to Osawatomie High School when the Lane High School closed. She graduated from Osawatomie High School with the Class of 1965.

Carolyn was married to Jim Torrez on September 28, 1977 at Pryor, Oklahoma. To this union, one daughter was born.

Carolyn was a registered nurse and had worked at the Osawatomie State Hospital until her health forced her to take disability in July of 2003.

She loved children, gardening, and also had the talent of painting and drawing.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Jim of the home; her daughter Lisa Badilla and her husband Staff Sergeant Michael J. Badilla of England; her step-daughter Tina Witt of Osawatomie; her step-son Rick Torrez of Gardner, Kansas; three sisters Marilyn Grauel of Lenexa, Peggy Morris of Osawatomie, and Judy Lee of Paris, Texas; her brother Jack R. May of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; her canine companion Mi Jo; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. She will lie in state after 1:30 Tuesday with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Burial will be in the Stanton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Grauel, Rick Grauel, Dave Grauel, Rick Torrez, Shawn Harper, Brandon Crozier, and Michael Badilla. Memorials are to the American Lung Association

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