Guadalupe M. Castro 83, passed away in Pasco on January 4th, 2020. She was born in Saltillo Mexico on September 16, 1936 to Francisco and Josefa Martinez. At the age of 9 her family immigrated to Texas, settling in the Edinburg area. In 1952, she married Herman Castro, settling in Michigan until 1975 when the family moved to Sunnyside Washington. Mom was a member of St Joseph’s church in Sunnyside until her move to Avalon in Pasco in 2012 due to declining health. Mom had many jobs through the years, some include: gardener in a nursery, working for the Beechnut Company in Holland, MoJonnier & Sons and Johnsons warehouse in Sunnyside. Mom also had many hobbies she enjoyed throughout her life. She was an avid gardener; roses were her specialty and made many quilts that were gifted to family members. Mom and dad enjoyed dancing with friends and they also went to the casino on occasion. Time spent with grandchildren was always an adventure for her as they each had their own unique personalities. She is survived by 5 daughters, Carmen Castro from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Carolyn Smith (Tony) from Holland, Michigan, Cathy Clemo (Randy) from Portland, Oregon, Donna Shipman (Ken) from Granger, Washington, and Eva Adams (Craig) from Pasco Washington, as well as 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Herman in 2008, her son Greg in 1980, her parents, and numerous brothers and sisters.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Burial will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, WA. Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
The family would like to thank Avalon Health & Rehabilitation in Pasco for their wonderful care. Many of the staff would call her mama as they cared for her and she became very fond of them as well.
Our thanks also go to Smith Funeral Home for their kindness and help during our time of need. We could not have done this without their help and guidance. Those wishing to sign Guadalupe’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
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