Clovis J. "Clovie" Torres
December 3, 1940  -  December 22, 2017

Clovis J. "Clovie" Torres

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Memorial Service
Bethel Baptist Church
Roswelel, NM  88201
Friday, January 5, 2018
11:00 AM

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World Prayer Band
P.O. Box 686
Roswell, NM  88202

TORRES, CLOVIS J. - Clovis J. Torres entered into his heavenly home on December 22, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, Roswell at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Rick Sullivan and Dr. Matthew Skariah will officiate.

Clovis was born on December 3, 1940 in Lincoln, New Mexico to Aneda and Paz Torres. Clovis was preceded in death by his parents, as well as four brothers, Paz Torres, Jr., Louis V. Torres, Sosteno E. Torres and Ernest J. Torres, his nephew Amado V. Torres and his father-in-law and friend Ruben Briseno.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marilyn Briseno, his two sisters Irene Jones of Fresno, California and Gloria Chavez of Roswell, as well as his mother-in-law Penny Briseno of Roswell, his sister-in-law Christine Briseno-Bove and her husband Paul Bove of Austin, Texas, his brother-in-law Ruben Timothy Briseno and his wife Sylvia Briseno of Castro Valley, California, his nephews Louis Jones, Casey Jones, Jeremy Torres and Paul Jupree Briseno and his nieces, Elouise Torres Ortega, Joanna Salazar, Jade Morris and her husband Neil and Samantha Briseno as well as numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Clovis was also a pet parent to Fiona (a miniature Shetland Sheep dog) also referred to as his shadow.

Clovis was a Cub Scout and in February of 1957 became an Eagle Scout. As a youth Clovis played baseball, football, basketball and always enjoyed going to the family ranch in Arabela. When he was 15 he began working for 7-Eleven and became well known to the community. He later moved to Clovis, California and worked for Duncan Ceramics and GAP Distribution Center.

During the year of 1978 Clovis and Marilyn met, not realizing they each met the love of their life. Their lives became intertwined when they wed in May of 1987. Clovis won Marilyn's heart with his quick wit, his sense of humor and his loyalty. When the Lord took him home, her heart was broken and a part of her was taken. He will remain in her heart and thoughts until the Lord calls her home.

In February of 1989 gave his heart to the Lord at Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Fresno, California and became very active in the church serving in various committees. In 2009 he became a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Roswell and was a member of the Sanctuary choir, was very active in his Sunday School Class and served in various other capacities. Clovis also considered it an honor and privilege to be prayer partners with Dr. Matthew Skariah and Tim Cannon. Clovis loved the Lord, his family and his church family.


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  1. Gloria Chavez
    Roswell, NM

    Thank you for sending our family your encouraging words for the passing of Clovis Torres. I am so happy that your beliefs are the same as ours. I would really like to hear from you if possible. Could you send your address to LaGrone Funeral Chapels here in Roswell?
    Gloria Chavez

  2. Lora
    Moreno Valley, CA

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26, where it states that very soon death will be brought to nothing. Then we will have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on earth. (John 5:28, 29) I truly hope this brings you comfort and peace. With deepest sympathy to you all.

  3. Marty Otero
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Clovie and I were lifelong friends- he will be missed. God bless you little buddy, you were the biggest among men. Marty

  4. Gene Munsey
    The Pinery, CO

    I have known Clovie since grade school. He was always a gentleman and good friend to many of us. Clovie is already missed, and God has blessed him.

  5. Glenda Riley
    Roswell, NM

    "I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow" Jeremiah 31:13
    Human beings by nature want to hug life and hold onto it, choke it down, save it and keep it. But Jesus taught there's only one way to know life's meaning: we gain happiness by letting go of this life.
    What is Joy? It is CHRIST. ---Calvin Miller

    Clovis will be missed, but he is with our Saviour and King, Jesus Christ.

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