SAN ANGELO Velia Villarreal Castro, 61, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in San Angelo. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Alex Tenorio officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Velia was born May 10, 1951, in Acuna, Mexico, to Luis and Francisca Torres Villarreal. She married Eutimio "Tim" Castro on Aug. 5, 1973, in Acuna, Mexico. Velia, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, devoted her life to her family as a homemaker. She had a beautiful loving spirit and smile and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Velia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tim; her daughter, Diana; her brother, Luis Villarreal; and her mother-in-law, Esmerejilda Castro. She is survived by her loving children, Bonnie Castro Lara and her husband, Steven, Charity Pierce and her husband, Matthew, Valerie Castro Padilla; a special niece, Amalia Ibarra and her husband, Jesus, all of San Angelo; her grandchildren, Timily, Tammy and Tim Anthony Ramon, Haven and Keely Pierce and Logan Padilla, all of San Angelo; two great-grandchildren; her brothers, Homer, Fermin and Raul Villarreal, all of Fort Worth, Texas, and Enrique and Luis Villarreal, both of San Angelo; her sisters, Maria Sanchez of San Angelo and Olivia V. Negrete of Acuna, Mexico; her brother-in-law, Freddy Castro of San Angelo; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Castro of Fort Worth and Bertha Gomez of San Angelo; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family members and close friends. Family and friends may sign an online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013