VisitationJoe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels
Laredo, Texas 78040
She is now resting peacefully. Angela M. Castaneda died on Sunday October 14, 2018 at San Juan Nursing Home in San Juan, Texas at the age of 95. A strong, resolute and resilient woman, who together with our father, whom she was married to for 70 years at the time of his death, taught us in turn to be strong, resolute and resilient. She loved us, cared for us, and placed our needs before hers. Her nine children were her joy.
Mother protected us. Her “career” was taking care of her family; she accomplished it successfully. Angela was a dedicated Catholic woman who prayed the rosary daily. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, reading the Reader’s Digest; especially the jokes and condensed novels. She loved celebrating holidays with special meals for her family and it was important to her to have specific menu selections for each occasion. Even as she grew older, she always had a special meal prepared when we came to visit. Everything she cooked was always delicious and prepared with love.
Angela is preceded in death by her husband: Guillermo F. Castañeda; parents: Romulo and Refugia G. Muñoz; sister: Guadalupe Muñoz; granddaughter: Christina Bazaldua.
Left behind to cherish her memories are her children: Sylvia Bazaldua of San Antonio, Texas; Guillermo F. (Adela) Castañeda of McAllen, Texas; Diana C. (Joe T.) Padilla of McAllen, Texas; Ricardo (Graciela) Castañeda of San Antonio, Texas; Patricia (John D.) English of Laguna Vista, Texas; Ray (Cris) Castañeda of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Hilda (Joe) Luna of McAllen, Texas; Rebecca Castañeda of McAllen, Texas; Gerardo (Marisela) Castañeda of Laredo, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends.
A special gratitude to the San Juan Nursing Home staff for the last 3 years of care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution in our mother’s memory may be made to: San Juan Nursing Home, 300 N. Nebraska Ave; San Juan, TX 78589, a 501 c3 Not for Profit Corporation dedicated to the works of charity and caring for the elderly. (Donation envelopes will be made available during the visitation. Please reference: In Memory of Angela M. Castañeda)
The family will receive condolences on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel, 719 Loring at Cortez. A Rosary and Liturgy of the Word will be officiated by her son, Rev. Deacon Guillermo F. Castaneda at 10 a.m. in the chapel.
Procession will form and will proceed to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery—Mausoleum for the entombment.
Pallbearers will be her sons and sons-in-law: Ricardo Castañeda, Ray Castañeda, Gerardo Castañeda, Joe T. Padilla, John D. English, and Joe Luna.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com .
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.