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Maria ‘Maruca’ Castillo

Posted: Friday, Jan 25th, 2013


FREEDOM — Maria “Maruca” Castillo, resident of Freedom, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 24, 2013. She was 70.

Mrs. Castillo was born in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 24, 1942 to Anselmo and Josefina Gomez. In 1962 she moved to the Santa Cruz area.

She is survived by her daughters, Molly (Robert) Puno of Henderson, Nev., Yvette Castillo (Mark) Jones of Aptos and Patricia Castillo of Watsonville; foster daughter, Anita Toal; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Juan Gomez, Anselmo Gomez, and Rosendo Gomez; and sisters, Josefa Venegas, Elida Hinojosa and Emma Gomez all of Texas; brother-in-law, George Castillo of Santa Cruz; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Faustino Castillo.

Per her request, no services will be held. Arrangements were entrusted to Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.  

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