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Mary Castro

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Mary Castro, 71, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008, at her home in Alamogordo.  She was born on Feb. 2, 1937, in Capitan to Casamiro and Ola (Trujillo) Valenzuela. 
Survivors include her husband, Antonio Castro II; children Frank Ortega and wife Pat, of Falfurrias, Texas, Marylily Ortega, Thomas Ortega, Joseph Ortega, Raymond Ortega and wife Lynn, Robert Ortega and wife Gloria, Linda Prudencio and husband Claudio, Antonio Castro III and Solita Ortega, all of Alamogordo; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters Adelina Chavez, of Tularosa, and Frances Hicks, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and brother Casamiro Valenzuela.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother and a son, Juan V. Ortega.
A rosary will be recited by Deacon Mariano Melendrez at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at St. Francis de Paula with Father John Peterson, O.F.M., as celebrant. 
The Castro family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 4 to July 24, 2008
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