Ascension "Chonita" Castillo, age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, September 3, 2021 in Prosper, Texas. Ascension was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the early part of 2021 after over a year of searching for a diagnosis.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Deleon officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Graveside rites will be given by Erik Almonte. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ascension was born in Las Canoas, SLP, Mexico, moved to Roscoe in l969 and Sweetwater in 2006. After a ten day courtship, she married Jose Eli Castillo, her husband of forty two years. She gained a daughter Janie and he gained a daughter Leonor. They later raised three other daughters, Rebecca, Elizabeth and JoAnna and granddaughter Vickie.
Ascension had a passion for gardening, loved shopping and had a special talent for cooking. If there was any place she could spend all day, she often said it was the beach, but her heart was fullest being surrounded by family.
Ascension was a selfless mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by her many friends and large extended family. She leaves a great legacy of kindness, generosity and friendship to all she met.
She is survived by six daughters, Janie Smith and husband Russell of Snyder, Texas, Leonor Ortega and husband Robert of Sweetwater, Texas, Rebecca Murphy and husband Michael of Frisco, Texas, Vickie Simpson and husband Jackie of Weatherford, Texas, Elizabeth Taylor and husband Cameron of Prosper, Texas, and JoAnna Lee and husband Jared of The Colony, Texas, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother, Agustin Vitales of Birmingham, Alabama, three sisters, Natividad Rios of Monterrey, NL, Mexico, Eusebia Godines of Tortugas, SLP, Mexico, and Piedad Hernandez of Cardenas, SLP, Mexico, and numerous nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Esteban and Librada Vitales, husband, Jose Eli Castillo, three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Robert Ortega, Michael Murphy, Cameron Taylor, Jared Lee, Russell Smith and Richard Tsambikos.
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