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Blanca Torres honored

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PASCO, Wash.—Hundreds gathered today at the Faith Assembly Church to honor the life of Blanca Torres.

Blanca was a woman who greatly impacted the lives of many here in the Tri Cities.  She passed away at the age of 39 from a sudden brain aneurysm.

Many knew her from Tu Decides, the State's bilingual newspaper, and being the president of Expo Northwest. 

But most who attended her funeral knew her for more than just her work. She had a marriage of 19 years, two kids and a supportive family.

"She was a lovely person, a leader, an advocate, always looking out for everybody in the community," says Geraldine Rodriguez, friend and co-worker.

"Whenever I think that I cannot make it anymore whenever I think that challenges are too hard they're nothing compared to what she went through," says Rosariro Carroll, friend and co-worker.

In honor of Blanca Torres there is a Blanca Torres Scholarship Memorial Fund at Northwest University and Washington State University Tri Cities.

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