Laura Patricia Castillo of Mason passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital in Brady at the age of 22. Laura was born on June 13, 1988, to Rafael and Imelda Castillo in Santa Clara, CA.
Laura graduated from Mason High School in 2006 then attended Howard College in San Angelo. She moved back to Mason and started attending C.T.C. Vocational Nursing School and was planning to graduate in August. Laura was an outgoing, happy and loving person. Helping people was her calling which lead to her pursuing a career in nursing. She was close to all her family, especially her younger brother. She was a counselor to friends and a blessing to her parents, her Momma’s pride and her Daddy’s joy.
Laura is survived by her parents Rafael and Imelda Castillo of Mason, brother, Rodrigo Castillo of Mason, Grandparents, Ismael and Sara Duarte of Mason, Crescencia Castillo of Mason, Pedro Castillo of Midland, aunts and uncles, Nancy and Rafael Hernandez, Sylvia and Billy Munoz, Ismael and Gigi Duarte, Israel and Victoria Duarte, David Duarte, Edward and Romelia Castillo, Bertha Castillo all of Mason, Pedro Castillo Jr. of Euless, Eddy Castillo of San Angelo; cousins, Rafael Hernandez Jr., Ad Hernandez, Efren Hernandez, Vedel Munoz, Ray Duarte Jr., Bryan Duarte, Jeremy Duarte, Andy Duarte, Enrique Duarte Sabrina Munoz, Casandra Castillo, Cathleen Castillo, Brynda Duarte, and Sandy Duarte.
A funeral service was held on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason. Interment followed at Crosby Cemetery. A visitation was held on Sunday from 5 - 7 p.m. with a Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers were Ismael Duarte Jr., Israel Duarte, David Duarte, Edward Castillo, Pedro Castillo, Eddy Castillo, and Rafael Hernandez. Her cousins acted as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mason County Cancer Benefit.
Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.