Carlos Castillo, 71

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Carlos M. Castillo, 71, of Twin Falls, formerly of Glenns Ferry, died Thursday Nov. 10, after a long battle with cancer at his home in Twin Falls with his family and girlfriend by his side.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, starting at 4 p.m. with a Rosary starting at 6 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Mass will be held on Friday Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home, with inurnment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel of Mountain Home.

Carlos was born May 13, 1934, in Harlingen, Texas, the son of Fidencio and Belen (Melendez) Castillo.

Carlos married Hortencia Martinez March 4, 1956. To that union were born six children, three boys and three girls. In March of 1965 the couple moved to Glenns Ferry where they would call home.

He worked as a car mechanic and had a small stand where he cooked and sold Spanish food for extra money. In September of 1966 they had a girl, which made seven children in the family.

He started working as a farm labor with all the farms around that region.

In July 1975 they divorced.

In December 1988 he was hired at Cactus Petes where he was an inventory supervisor in the warehouse. After 17 years of work he was forced to retire due to illness.

Carlos enjoyed playing pool, fishing, dancing and baseball. "His real joy of life were his children, his grandchildren and great grandchildren," his family noted.

Carlos is survived by: daughters Esther Futch and her husband, Tom, of Mountain Home, Maria Castillo and her fiancee, Joe Behl, of Glenns Ferry, Olga Castillo of Las Vegas, and Rebecca Castillo of Mountain Home; sons Carlos Castillo, Jr., and Tracy Bailey, Raymond Castillo and his girlfriend, Heidi Spencer, and Rudy Castillo, all of Oceanside; sister Eustolia Castillo of Fremont, Ohio; ex-wife Hortencia Castillo of Mountain Home; girlfriend Meredith Hart of Twin Falls; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Maria DelJesus Kruzik, his parents, and three brothers Roberto, Jose Fedencio, and Jose Roberto.