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Thousands gather to honor Blanca Torres

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With people flooding into the Three Rivers Convention Center to honor Blanca Torres, it was easy to see how loved she was, and how many lives she touched.

She passed away at the age of 39 from a sudden brain aneurysm. Many knew Blanca from Tu-Decides, the bilingual newspaper. She and her husband started it years ago and began sending it out statewide.

  Here at KNDU we have developed a partnership with Tu-Decides and saw first hand the kindness Blanca exuded, but our history with her doesn't compare to some of those at Friday's service. 

"She had such a great personality and a wonderful smile that it just beamed as she entered anywhere. She was always positive, whatever her conversation was about she just always found the good things in it," Rosemary Copelend, a relative of Blanca's said.  

There will be a special funeral service tomorrow at 10am at Faith Assembly Christian Center in Pasco. It's also open to the public.

 The family is asking that instead of flowers you donate to the Blanca Torres Scholarship Fund.  To donate, call: 509-591-0495 or go to