Andrea Torres Moreno, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on March 4, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas at Methodist Metropolitan Hospital. She was born February 10, 1941 to Eutimio and Antonia Zavala Torres in Uvalde, Texas.
She married Jesse R. Moreno on January 5, 1957 and they were dedicated to each other for sixty-four years. She was very proud of the five children they raised together.
Gatherings at her house were always lively, filled with laughter, memorable and the place to be. Her zest for life and energy made every occasion special. She loved to cook tamales at Christmas, caldos, fresh tortillas, capirotada, casseroles and many of her specialty dishes. She was always ready to feed you. Everyone felt welcomed and adored, especially her 12 grandchildren. She was quick to support the endeavors they loved and was always there for them attending sporting events, life events like weddings, showers and special occasions. She enjoyed being a big part of their lives even as they got older and had children of their own.
She and her husband traveled extensively during their sixty-four years together. They experienced such places as Hawaii, Spain, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Germany, Puerto Rico, and adventurous road trips across the United States. For many years they visited major cities across Mexico. She climbed up the pre-Hispanic pyramid of Chichen-Itza and sailed across the New Mexico skies on a hot air balloon, proud of every moment. While in Rome and the Vatican City she felt blessed to have experienced a mass conducted by John Paul II. She loved the Gallup, New Mexico Inter Tribal Indian Ceremonies and was mesmerized by the world famous night parade, often wanting to arrive early to get a front row seat. She shopped at their local shops bringing back gifts to those she loved and had many conversations with the local Native American people in the area. Santa Fe, New Mexico held a special place in her heart. Many memories were created and cherished during their travels.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and her oldest son, Jesse T. Moreno.
She is survived by her husband, Jesse; one son, Tony Moreno and wife, Velma of Uvalde; three daughters, Nora Gonzalez, husband, Raul of Uvalde, Norma M. Gonzalez and husband, Jesus Jr. of Mission, and Andrea M. Perez, of San Antonio, and companion, John Gomez; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elida Moreno, Julia Guzman, Antonia Rios of Uvalde; and one brother, Alejandro Torres of San Antonio.
She will be laid to rest on her final journey in the hands of seven grandsons serving as pallbearers, Tony Gonzalez of Tomball, Rick Perez Jr. of San Antonio, Joseph Moreno of Uvalde, Christopher Moreno of Boerne, Jesus Gonzalez III and Jonathan Gonzalez both of Mission, Eric Moreno of Kerrville.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. that evening. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.