Selina Castillo

Selina Amaya Castillo

Saturday, February 16th, 1935 - Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Selina Amaya Castillo, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 6-8pm at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Highway in Victoria. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 at 9:30am at Grace Funeral Home with burial to follow at Memorial Park.

She was born February 16, 1935 in San Benito, Texas to Lisandro Amaya and Catalina Escorcia Amaya. She graduated from San Benito High School in May of 1953 and she married her high school sweetheart, Ysidro Sanchez Castillo on November 22, 1953. They had four children from this marriage.

Selina will be remembered and loved by her husband of over 65 years, Ysidro Castillo; her children, Carmelita Saldivar (Gabriel), Stella Gutierrez (Jose) and Carlos Amaya Castillo (Sofie); grandsons, Marco A. Gutierrez, Paul Ray Gutierrez, Adrian Castillo, Alejandro Saldivar, Nicholas Saldivar; granddaughters, Rebecca Saldivar, Valerie Saldivar, Monica Castillo, Veronica Castillo and Bianca Castillo; also a number of great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, nieces and nephews; brothers; Lisandro Amaya Jr., Heriberto Amaya (Tina), Gerardo Amaya (Elvia); and sister, Eva Villanueva (Juan).

Selina was preceded in death by her son, Ysidro Amaya Castillo, Jr.; her brothers, Francisco Amaya, Jose Amaya, Luis Amaya and Sixto Amaya; and her sister, Victoria Ratliff.

Selina and Ysidro worked for the Victoria Advocate as contract haulers, delivering the Advocate to the outlaying counties for many years. She was Mr. Castillo's partner for life. Everyone idolized her and looked up to her for guidance. She was loved by all. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, October 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Grace Funeral Home
    2401 Houston Highway
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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  • Service

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Monday, October 14th, 2019 9:30am
    Grace Funeral Home
    2401 Houston Highway
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    2201 N. Main
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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Love Alicia "Licha" Amaya Berger, Yolanda Pequino,

Posted at 03:45pm
Remembering you and Tia Sally in our minds and in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always.
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Inez Gomez

Posted at 04:13am
I was 10 years old when Selina (Sally) came into my life by marrying my brother Ysidro (Childo). Sally would make the most delicious lemon meringue pies and I fell in love with her and her pies. She taught me how to make the lemon meringue pies from scratch because that's what made them so delicious. The pies were not that easy to make and they took time. But I took off baking the pies on my own and I can still remember the way they looked and tasted with fresh lemons. And every lemon pie I've ever eaten after that I measure against Sally's--and only one bakery-bought pie has ever come close. Sally was a very loving person and treated me and everyone with great grace. I know she's in heaven with our Lord now and someday I will see her and remind her how she impacted my life from that young age. Though she and the family moved away to other cities and states due to work after a few years before I was completely grown up, I'm so glad we had that time together.
- Inez & Alfredo Gomez & Family, Plainfield, IL

castillo David Posted at 12:48pm

Very well said, we were so young at that time but we have so many memories of a wonderful sister in law , may she Rest In Peace

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