|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1937|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2012|
God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering, He knew that you were in pain. He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered, "Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Our thoughts are always with you, A million times we've cried. And if our love could have saved you, You never would have died. Unknown author
Elisa Castro, born in Creedmoor, TX on November 9, 1937, passed away at home peacefully on December 16, 2012 at the age of 75 with her family by her side in Austin, TX. She now rests in peace after a courageous 13 year battle with breast cancer.
Services will be held at Angel Funeral Home on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., burial will take place on Sunday, December 23, 2012, with the precession departing from Angel Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. and arriving at Templo Bethel Pentecostes Church where services will be held by Pastor Josue Sanchez at 10:00 a.m., the precession will then depart Templo Bethel Pentecostes Church and proceed to Assumption Cemetery where the burial will take place.
The family is honor to have the following as pallbearer, Luciano "Lucky" Castro, Jesse Castro Jr., Robert Gil Natal, Timothy Paz Natal, Robert Natal Jr., Joe Paredes Jr., Alternate, Rev. Sebastian Castillo.
Mrs. Castro was an outstanding member of the community in her 75 year life span. She was an inspiration to many and no matter what she was experiencing she always had a warm smile for all.
She was an active member of Templo Bethel Pentecostes Church for over 45 years. She maintained a faith in the Lord that was unshakable and unwavering. Her interests included family, gardening, sewing and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy to her church as well as volunteering her time, energy and resources to charities without hesitation.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Castro owned and operated Castro's Cleaners in Austin, TX for over 48 years proudly.
Mrs. Castro is survived by her 2 sons, Frank Castro and Raymond Briones; daughter, Gloria Bargas; 2 sisters, Esther Tonche and Elda Solis, and brother, Ezequiel Solis.
She also leaves behind the love of two special girls whom she came to love as if they where her own, Christiana and Angeline Luna. She especially enjoyed attending the Ballet Austin "The Nutcracker" performances in which Christiana is a cast member. She never missed a performance and supported Christiana on her achievements' whole heartedly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luciano Castro; father, Aberan Solis; mother, Luz Solis, and brother, Efrain Solis.
The family would like to thank the many Physicians, Nurses and Staff that assisted her in this fight. Without them she would not have had this time to enjoy her life to the fullest. We thank you from the depths of our hearts.
If you would like to make a donation to help others in their fight with cancer. Please do so by making a small donation "In memory of Elisa Castro" to the "HOPE Fund" at 901 W. 38th St. Suite 200, Austin, TX 78705. Questions regarding the HOPE Fund or donations should be directed to Brandi J., LMSW. Texas Oncology (512) 421-4100.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on December 21, 2012
Created by: Buen Retiro
Record added: Dec 21, 2012
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