|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 2010|
Amira Escamilla Castilla, beloved mother and grandmother, lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard.
She passed away peacefully at the age of 89 surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Amira Castilla was born in Ticúl, Yucatan, Mexico on July 22, 1921 to her proud parents Francisco Escamilla and Aurelia Gongora. Raised in a loving home with five siblings, Amira grew up to be an inspiring, hard working, strong willed and independent woman.
Amira lived in the City of Oxnard for over 42 years working tirelessly to provide for her children. A lover of learning and hard work, Amira instilled invaluable lessons of discipline, faith, passion, dedication and hope into her family. Her fearless determination to thrive drove Amira to succeed in raising a beautiful and loving family. Her hope was that each of her decedents would preserve the value of family, faith in God and treasure the strong roots and heritage that exists in the lineage. Her Mayan roots where always a great source of Ma'alo'ob "pride" and her children where the hallmark of her success.
She is survived by her six children: Guadalupe Vega, Manuel Castilla, Jose Miguel Castilla, Angel Castilla, Lourdes "Lulu" Castilla, and Carlos Castilla.
She will be dearly missed by her 13 grandchildren: Armando Vega, Manuel Vega, Lourdes Crain, Mary Kerr, Amira Castilla, Alex Castilla, Emmanuela Castilla, Maria Angelica Castilla, Elizabeth De La Cruz Castilla, Jose Gabriel Castilla, Mary Lou Schubert, Carla Castilla Salazar and Gabriela Castilla Flores.
Her legacy continues with 12 great grandchildren who could always expect a warm loch "hug" from her: Amanda Vega; Patrick and Kate Vega; Krystal Crain; Kailyn and Sean Kerr; Jose, Joshua and Gilbert Cruz; Nathan and Christopher Schubert-Estrada; and Makoa Flores.
Amira's endless wisdom, quick humor and tough love will live on in our hearts forever. Continue to honor her memory by cherishing the value of family and may God continue to bless us all. Dios bo'otik kiichpan Chiich.
Visitation for Amira will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm with Rosary recited at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard 93036. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Santa Clara Church, 323 So. E Street, Oxnard 93030. Service will conclude at the church.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Castilla Family at www.santaclaramortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Santa Clara Mortuary 805-485-5757
Santa Clara Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 20, 2010
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