Gabriel Castanon

October 11, 1974June 26, 2019

Funeral services for Gabriel Castañon, age 44 of Gering, NE who died Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at Regional West Medical Center from a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 3rd at 10 AM at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Brandon Yuill officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 am to 7 pm at Gering Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be left at

He was born October 11, 1974 in Scottsbluff to Victoria Zamarripa & Luis Castañon. Attending Gering Public Schools, then studying Culinary Arts in Texas, going on to be a top chef at many 5* restaurants & country clubs. He helped teach classes at Scottsbluff high school for culinary arts as well. Playing baseball as a child, he then continued his passion by coaching it. Survivors include his Parents, Sister Rebecca Robles, Brother Louie Castañon, Daughters McKenzie, McKayla, Aubrielle, Auraceli, Iliana & Son Gabriel. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Asencion & Indalecio Zamarripa, Antionia Castañon, cousins Mario Alvarado Jr, Jesse Alavarado and Leonore Saenz.


  • Isaiah Robles
  • Elijah Robles
  • Jj Soto
  • Chris Valdez
  • Rey Castro
  • Louie Castanon


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Gabriel Castanon

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Eli Castanon

July 3, 2019

Cousin, I will miss you deeply. So many memories of us growing up together, it hasn't been easy coming to grips with your passing. I know you're in a better place and I take comfort in that. To all of Gabriel's loved ones, I'm truly heartbroken for you but also take comfort in knowing Gabriel loved the Lord and gave his heart to Christ, so by his confession to Him he was given the gift of heaven and when we do the same we also can have that assurance of meeting Gabriel there someday. My love and prayers are with all of you who knew and loved Gabriel.

Lesta Marsh-Sanchez

July 3, 2019

To Gabriel’s entire family~

No words can express my deep sadness to hear about the loss of your beloved Gabriel. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the thought of him being gone.

Sending heartfelt condolences to you all, as he loved you so dearly. Heaven gained and angel.

Gabe was like family and will forever be missed. I wish you all solitude and peace. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Lesta (Marsh) & Lorenzo Sanchez ❤️

msity kaufman-dykes

June 30, 2019

Prayers go out to Gabes family. McKenzie and McKayla you are in my thoughts. Your dad was always so happy and full of laughter. Spent a lot of time with your dad and mom when my kids and you two girls were young. Deepest sympathy-Misty Kaufman-Dykes

Alan Strauch

June 30, 2019

My prayers to all of Gabe’s family and friends.