Sophie Marie Culver, 78, passed away peacefully at her residence in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico on Sunday, March 22, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Ruben and Ida (Gallegos) Torres in Cuchillo, NM.

Sophie worked for the Truth or Consequences Public Schools, where she was a secretary at the middle school and later the high school. She was also a licensed nail technician. She enjoyed life to its fullest, spending her spare time planting flowers, crocheting, doing word searches or crossword puzzles, and shopping (she loved to shop!). Sophie also spent many hours reading her Bible, as she was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Sophie is survived by the love of her life, Punk Culver; her son, Norman Bryant and wife, Sherrie, of Gilbert, Arizona; daughter-in-law, Diana Bryant, of Monte Vista, Colorado; her grandchildren: Cyle Grieve, Nichole Bryant, Patrick Bryant, Kendra Bryant, Stephanie Brede, Kyle Hoffman and Danny Peterson; six great-grandchildren; siblings: Maggie Allen, Ruben Torres and wife, Diane, Rita Johnston and husband, Bob, and Mike Torres and wife, Cindy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Ida Torres; siblings: Penny Lindsay, Freddie Torres, Lita Blair; sons: Johnny Bryant, Nolan Bryant and David Bryant.

Cremation has taken place and a Rosary and Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T-or-C, NM 87901; 575-894-2574. For online memorial messages please visit

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