Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary

9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA


Maria A. Castro

February 12, 1931May 12, 2020

Maria DeJesus Castro February 12, 1931 - May 12, 2020 Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great -grandmother, Maria DeJesus (Chuy) Castro, age 89, passed away on May 12, 2020. Mom was preceded in death by our father, Reyes Castro Guzman. Mom was the daughter of Clara Davila and Jose Aldrete. At a very young age, she came to the United States to join our father. For many years, she worked as a farm worker where she also met many of her life long friends. Her biggest fulfillment was raising her four children. She loved to read, watch novelas and speak on the phone with family and friends. Maria (Chuy) is survived by her daughter, Olga Rosario Cota (Ralph Cota), Guillermo Castro, Mario Castro and Reyes Castro, Jr. (Bertha Arvizu), seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many relatives and very close friends. Our family wishes to thank all family members and friends for all your support. However, due to the circumstances faced by our community, burial services will be held privately on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, California. Thank you for your support and understanding, and know that a celebration of Maria's (Chuy) life will be held at later date.


  • Ralph Cota, Active Pallbearer
  • Marcos Castro, Active Pallbearer
  • J.R. Cota, Active Pallbearer
  • Jackson Castro, Active Pallbearer
  • Miguel Castro, Active Pallbearer
  • Guillermo Castro, Active Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Maria A. Castro

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Eduardo Aldrete

May 26, 2020

Tia Chuy love you very much and we will always keep you in our hearts

Eduardo Aldrete

May 26, 2020

I love you Tia Chuy you where not just my tia but you where like my grandma. Love you


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