TERESA RESTREPO LESSIRE JUNE 19, 1928 - FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Long time Torrance resident, Teresa Lessire, 85, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 with her family beside her. Teresa was born in Colombia and came to the states many years ago with her spouse, Luis Lessire, and family. In Torrance, she was able to find a house and make it her home. Here she and Luis created a foundation where now, their family lives. Teresa was a couturier—seamstress who was very talented and dear to her company. Her great spirits shined through all her hard work. Sewing was her passion; anyone who shared their vision with her would know that her work was magical. She understood your thoughts and would complete her projects with such an exquisite touch—she left her clients in "awe". Even after her retirement, she continued to sew for family, friends or through word of mouth. Whether it had been a wedding dress or living room curtains—she did it all. Not only was she dedicated to sewing, she was a wife, mother and mother figure in many ways to one or another. Whether you were her niece, grandson, or friend of the family the love she shared with you was extraordinary. Her charismatic persona will forever be remembered. Her drive for life was admiring—she gave everything and expected nothing. She was survived by her husband: Luis Lessire, son and daughter: Jim (Karen) and Diana Lessire, nine grandchildren: Brent (Melissa), Angela (Emilio), Luis Miguel, Jackie (Matt), Kirra (Nathaniel), Kayla, Jazmin, Krista, Amanda, and five great grandchildren: Matthew, Lukas, Tatum, Natalia, and Emiliee. Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Rice Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, CA 90503 Lutheran Church 21100 Victor Street Torrance, CA 90503

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