ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Matthew Torres, 19 years old, born on February 21, 1999, and passed away on January 12, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Kyler Roach on February 20, 2022
I remember times where wed both be rockin out at concerts, where wed both talk about our dreams. The passion behind your eyes, not even a disguise, we were both brothers in pain.
But not the same pain.
Where ever you may be,
I hope you see,
I miss my brother.
I miss my friend.
But above it all i hope you found peace.

The impression you left on me will be something i never forget. Every time i play the guitar you come across my mind. The little brother i remember always excited and so passionate about music. Till we meet again brother. RIP
Posted by Lorrie Hightower on January 12, 2022
Three years... It feels like yesterday. I'll miss you like this always. My heart is forever broken.
Posted by Lorrie Hightower on January 12, 2021
My sweet handsome Son.. Two year ago today, you woke up happy, smiling, picking on me.. By evening, my heart and world was shattered. Im still just as broken as the moment I found out. Only now, my screams are on the inside, or alone in the car. I will never understand. Never get the answer to "Why??"

I keep bumping up against memories. I keep looking for you, only to be crushed again by your absence. Everything is different now - especially the future. Whatever significant event takes place, you won’t be there. You won’t be present at marriages, graduations, or births. None of those milestones for you. No grandbabies for me. Anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays will all come and go without you there. Any plans made that you were a part of are no more. Your passing seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. Its effects reach into every part of life and into every facet of the future. I guess I’m not only grieving what was and is, but also what would have been.

I miss and love you every day. One day I'll see your sweet face again, when it's my turn to go to Heaven. Mommy loves you.

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Posted by Kyler Roach on February 20, 2022
I remember times where wed both be rockin out at concerts, where wed both talk about our dreams. The passion behind your eyes, not even a disguise, we were both brothers in pain.
But not the same pain.
Where ever you may be,
I hope you see,
I miss my brother.
I miss my friend.
But above it all i hope you found peace.

The impression you left on me will be something i never forget. Every time i play the guitar you come across my mind. The little brother i remember always excited and so passionate about music. Till we meet again brother. RIP
Posted by Lorrie Hightower on January 12, 2022
Three years... It feels like yesterday. I'll miss you like this always. My heart is forever broken.
Posted by Lorrie Hightower on January 12, 2021
My sweet handsome Son.. Two year ago today, you woke up happy, smiling, picking on me.. By evening, my heart and world was shattered. Im still just as broken as the moment I found out. Only now, my screams are on the inside, or alone in the car. I will never understand. Never get the answer to "Why??"

I keep bumping up against memories. I keep looking for you, only to be crushed again by your absence. Everything is different now - especially the future. Whatever significant event takes place, you won’t be there. You won’t be present at marriages, graduations, or births. None of those milestones for you. No grandbabies for me. Anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays will all come and go without you there. Any plans made that you were a part of are no more. Your passing seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. Its effects reach into every part of life and into every facet of the future. I guess I’m not only grieving what was and is, but also what would have been.

I miss and love you every day. One day I'll see your sweet face again, when it's my turn to go to Heaven. Mommy loves you.
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The Fair

Shared by Tamra McKinney on January 12, 2022
My last memory of Matthew was at The Pima County Fair. My brother Jimmy had just passed away. He had big ideas to go see REO Speedwagon play there in Tucsin with our brother, Frank. He missed it by about a week. So I felt I needed to take Frank in Jimmy’s memory. When I told Matt’s mom, my dear friend Lorraine, about it, she said Matthew wanted to go to the fair too. 
Subsequently, they both met me there. Matthew was happy and fun. He made me ride the Ferris wheel and had fun watching me freak as I hate heights. The only way I could handle it was to wear my hoodie backwards. He thought that was funny. 
I remember so vividly his smile that night and I especially recall the closeness I observed between he and Lorraine. As we watched the concert, his hand was always on her shoulder and he was so engaged in hanging out with us (not typical I thought for a teenage boy his age.) I really saw the love and respect for us in his eyes that night. He listened intently to our silly stories of our youth and laughed at our antics. He watched the concert with us standing and I noticed he really enjoyed watching this band of the past with us. I used to think Matthew was an old soul and I especially felt his compassion for the loss of my brother and his adoration for his mom that night. 
I see pics that Lorraine posts and on occasion one pops up from that night. Pure joy in both he and Lorraine’s faces. A great memory with them for me. Rest In Peace, Matthew. You are missed deeply especially by my sweet friend, your mom.