Olivia Z. Castro, age 94, passed away December 16, 2016 in Mathis, Texas. She was born January 3, 1922 in Falfurrias, Texas to Fulgencio Zepeda and Manuel Ruiz Zepeda. Olivia was known to her family and friends for her love of Tejano music especially corridos.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fulgencio Zepeda and Manuela Ruiz Zepeda; step mother, Andrea Zepeda; husband, Ramon Castro; and one sister, Susana Gonzales.
Olivia is survived by her son, Rosendo Castro (Irma) of Alice, Texas; two daughters, Minerva Chapa (the late Valentin Chapa Jr.) of Orange Grove, Texas and Rosa Gonzalez (Heraclio) of Kingsville, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a Memorial Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. that evening. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 23, 2016, at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste, Texas. Burial to follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in La Coste, Texas.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.