Mary E. Castillo, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Burial followed at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mary was born on Dec. 30, 1931, in Coleman, Texas to Nicasio and Anita Rodriguez. She married Geronimo Castillo in June of 1953 in Roscoe, Texas. She was a housekeeper and took care of the elderly for many years before retiring. She attended First Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by daughter, Patricia McLarty of Abilene, Texas; sisters, Loyce Meneses and Nestor Torrez, both of Sweetwater and Eva Venegas of Blackwell, Texas; five grandchildren, Louis Castillo, Thomas Castillo, Jr., Amanda McLarty, Casandra Castillo and Viviana Castillo; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Castillo, Bianca Castillo and Nick Castillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicasio and Anita Rodriguez; husband, Geronimo Castillo; sons, Geronimo Castillo, Jr., Thomas Castillo and Jerry R. Castillo; sisters, Jessie Ortega, Eloida Abrigia and Estolia Berrinits; and brother, Raul Rodriguez.
Pallbearers will be Pete Venegas, Jr., Sammy Romero, Eddie Torrez, Issac Longoria, Mark Meneses and Louis Castillo.