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Dylia Castillo

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Dylia Castillo Obituary
Castillo, Dylia


Dylia ("Dee") Castillo, age 91, a resident of Belen, NM, succumbed to kidney failure and went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, December 9, 2016. Dee was a devoted Christian. Her love for Christ was evident in all her kindness and generosity. She made a point to visit others, especially those who were ill and not able to get out. When she wasn't visiting in person, she would reach out by phone, letter, and even mail. Dee not only had an effect on people she knew, but also blessed strangers. For many years, she placed a sign in her yard that faced Main St. in Belen. On that sign she painted in large bold letters, different scripture verses for everyone passing by to see. In her library, and stored on her computer, Dee left us with many treasured memories, including home movies, (some dating back to the 60's), as well as carefully researched family genealogy, family biographies, her own autobiography, and thousands of photos she collected and captured of her life and ours. Because of Dee we will never forget where we came from, who we are, and where we are going in Christ Jesus. For all that she did, she will never be forgotten. She will always be loved. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sr.; daughter, Annette Garcia; parents, Emma and Frank Garcia; siblings, Frank, Lindy, Noreen, and Juanita; and son-in-law, Robert Ulibarri. Dylia is survived by her children, Laura Ulibarri M.D., Ralph Jr. and his wife, Roseann, Vicky Erickson and her husband, Max; and son-in-law, Glen Garcia; grandchildren, Robert Ulibarri and his wife, Meredith, Dawn Ward and her husband, Brad, Jason Ulibarri, Adam Ulibarri (soon to be M.D.), Julie Erickson, and Lisa Erickson; great grandchildren, Grace Ward, Nathan Ward, and GC Ulibarri.

Services will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Calvary Chapel of the Rio Grande Valley with a Visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., and Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens following the service, and a reception will be held after at Calvary Chapel. Pallbearers will be Gene Bustamante, Max Erickson, Glen Garcia, Nick Olguin, Adam Ulibarri, Jason Ulibarri, Robert Ulibarri, and Brad Ward.

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Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 18, 2016
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