Johnny R. Torrez, 63, of Basalt passed away April 1, 2015 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Johnny was born on December 12, 1951 in Shelley, Idaho to Marcela Rodriguez and Elias G. Torrez. He was the second child of eight children.
He attended school in Firth, Idaho and then joined the marines in 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1971.
He was married to Aronda Holmes on December 18, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved back to Idaho in 2010.
He had previously worked in security at Argonne West and the test site in Las Vegas. Johnny liked to fish, hunt, and he loved his western movies.
Johnny is survived by his spouse, Aronda, children, Art Thomson, Camae and Tina from previous marriage, siblings; Elias Jr, Torres, Twin Falls, Idaho, Amatha Edwards, Longmont, Colorado, Corina Kramer, Longmont, Colorado. and Joe Torrez, of Firth, Idaho. Numerous, grand children, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Antonia Rios, Bobby Torrez, and Linda Torrez.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Firth Stake Center (823 North 675 East) in Basalt. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.