Gloria D. Ordonez Castellanos

Castellanos, Gloria D. Ordonez, 75, of Garden Grove CA passed away on April 24, 2007. Our sweet soul Gloria was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and godmother. Gloria was born October 19, 1931 in Port Hueneme CA. She was the oldest of 5 children to parents Castulo and Lola Ordonez. Gloria was raised in Oxnard CA along with sisters, Rachel, Evelyn, Mary Helen and brother David. She moved to Garden Grove CA in 1966. She was a longtime employee of both the Santa Ana and Garden Grove school district. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Evelyn Gummeson, Rachel Galindo and brother David Ordonez. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Tony Castellanos; children, Danny Ayala of Orange, Barbara Ayala (Jack McGraw) of Stanton, Lisa Maccabe (Dean Maccabe) of North Tustin and youngest daughter, Cristi Castellanos of Garden Grove. Gloria was blessed with 3 grandchildren Caitlin, Sydney and Liam. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Helen Torres of Camarillo CA whom she shared a special bond with and cousin and god daughter Mary Estella Arias who she cherished and her sisters in-law Lupe Ordonez and Genevieve Denault and several nieces and nephews. Gloria was fortunate to have a close relationship with her 5 stepchildren and their families, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Gloria's special qualities of putting others before herself, kindness, consideration and devotion to family and friends will be dearly missed. She will forever be in the hearts of all who knew her. Special thanks to those many friends, known and unknown, who had her in their thoughts and prayers. Rosary Service on Thursday 5/3 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Memorial Service on Friday 5/4 at 1 p.m., both at Ferrara Colonial Mortuary 351 N. Hewes Ave Orange CA 92869 (714) 639-2711. Internment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Orange CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital in honor of Gloria's grandson Sean Maccabe. St Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis TN 38105

Funeral Home

Ferrara Colonianl Mortuary - Orange
351 N Hewes St.  Orange, CA 92869
(714) 639-2711

Published in Orange County Register on May 2, 2007