Magdalena R Castro

July 20, 1929November 1, 2019

Magdalena R. Castro, 90, of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 1, 2019 in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2019, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home in the Northwest Highway Chapel with Charlie Holton, Chaplin, officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 to 2:30 pm Monday, November 4, 2019, at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home.

Magdalena Castro (Mollie) was one of six daughters born to Will and Magdalena Rodriguez. Mollie was born on July 20, 1929 and attended high school in Dallas. Everyone knew that Mollie enjoyed dancing so she and her sisters, Rosaura “Chawa” Ward, Julia, Soledad (Chole) and Mina became members of a latin american dance club. Mollie loved to go dancing with her single sisters and future brother-in-law, Homero. Recently when reminiscing Mollie matter of factly said “I knew Homero first, but decided to give him to Chole.”Mollie was married to Robert G. Castro and they had a daughter Michelle Reneé. Mollie went on to live with her parents and sisters in Dallas for most of her life. She worked at her father’s restaurant, The Mexico City Café, from the late 1940’s until the restaurant’s closure in 1973. She later worked in the El Fenix owned by the Martinez family, old friends of Mollie’s family. Mollie excelled at her work and in 1986 she decided to retire to enjoy spending more time with her grandson Jonathan Utter. Being very devoted to her family Mollie and her sisters cared for their parents at the home on Caruth Boulevard for the remainder of their parent’s lives. Mollie was and remains a devoted daughter, a wonderful sister, a caring mother, and loving grandmother.

Mollie is preceded in death by her parents Will and Magdalena Rodriguez, her sisters Ernestina Rodriguez and Chawa Ward, her brothers-in-law Homero Marin and Jim Fields, her cousin Felix Valdez, her niece Diana Ruth Fields, and grand-nephew James Doty.

Mollie is survived by sisters Mina Rodriguez, Julia Fields and Soledad “Chole” Marin; daughter Michelle Reneé Hinkle; grandson Jonathan Utter; nieces Delyse Fields, Lizzy Marin, Ernestina Leighty and her husband Kent; nephew Michael Ward and his wife Beth; great-nieces Jennifer Showers, Klara Reitz and Lillie Reitz; long time friends Tina Martinez and Dora; as well as many loved family and friends.

Pall bearers will be Jonathan Utter, Terry Hinkle, Ed Peterson, Todd Steele, Joel Swearengin, and Mike Ward. Mollie’s hospice nurse was Kellie Henderson.

Mollie was a happy and loving person. She became even more alive, charming, and engaging in the midst of her family and close friends. We will fondly remember her laughter and love and hope that she is now and forever dancing in Heaven.


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, November 4, 2019


Magdalena R Castro

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