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Ligia Angela Torres Dies

Ligia Angela Torres

The family of Ligia “Lee” Angela Torres regrets having to announce her passing on June 21. Family and friends are encouraged to offer their love and support by sharing a special memory or message at the funeral or by sending it to turnbullsfuneralhomevi@yahoo.com Please put Tribute for Ligia “Lee” Torres in the subject line.

Ligia was born on March 27, 1948. Lee attended the Dober Elementary School followed by the Commandant Gade Elementary School. Her high school years were spent at the Charlotte Amalie High School. Her love of travel led her to reside in many places, including Puerto Rico, twice in New York, Tortola, BVI, Philadelphia, Penn. and Miami, Fla. She is known to have been excellent at swimming and diving.

She was preceded in death by her father, Guillermo Torres (a military veteran); grandmother, Amelia Victoria Abbott; grandfather, Ludwig Smith; uncles: James Smith, Ogard Smith, Ronald Farara Sr. and Jose Ocana Sr.; aunts: Ellen Farara, Naomi Smith, Iva Ocana Vessup and Ivy O’Neal; sister-in-law, Jeanette Saldana; and cousins: Kenneth Smith, Jose “Angel” Titley and Claris Smith.

She is survived by her mother, Emma T. Smith; uncle and aunt: Roosevelt Sr. and Durene Smith; sisters: Milagros Saldana, Felicita Richards and Germaine Vanterpool; brothers: Enrique Saldana and Miguel Saldana; brothers-in-law: Albert H. Richards Sr. and Vincent Vanterpool; sister-in-law, Susie Wong Saldana; nephews: Vince Vanterpool, John A. Richards III, Albert H. Richards Jr., Jerome Saldana and Ramon Saldana; nieces: Genia Vanterpool, Amber Richards Lake, Serene Saldana and Nicole Saldana.

Other survivors include: immediate cousins: James “Junior” Smith, Jose Ocana, Freddie Ocana, Ogard Smith Jr, Phillip Smith, Mitchell Smith, Roosevelt Smith Jr., Ian Seymour Smith, Ronald Smith, Arthur Titley, Ronald Farara Jr., Mikey Farara, Patrick Smith, Nicholas Smith, Nidia Ocana Frett, Diana Ocana McKay, Mary Ocana, Faye Smith Penn, Delores Smith Sebastian, Recia Smith Robin, Kim Doanne, Isallmore “Jazz” Farara George, Mirta Farara Williams and Heather Farara; and special friends: Sylvia Thomas, Stephanie Forte and Florence.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing will be from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, July 7, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Turnbull’s Funeral Home.

Attendees are encouraged to wear the colors of their choosing. Due to COVID-19 and Department of Health guidance, masks or facial coverings must be worn by attendees.

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