Genevieve Ann Casillas
July 26, 1924 – June 22, 2020
Mrs. Genevieve Ann Casillas, 71 year resident of Baldwin Park, passed away peacefully in her home on June 22nd, 2020. Born in Rawlins, Wyoming, on July 26th, 1924, Genevieve Ann Lopez moved to California after graduating high school and worked at Lockheed Aircraft Company as a riveter during World War II. She married Bart M. Casillas on March 11, 1948 and spent a wonderful life with him until his passing shortly after their 50 year anniversary. Survived by her five children- Marty, Patricia, Elizabeth, Yvonne, and Bart- ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, “Genny” will always be remembered for her easy going and comforting nature, her homemade tortillas, and love for her family and the Dodgers. We can all attest that after spending time with her, whether talking or just sitting quietly watching TV, you left her home feeling cared for and better about your day. She watched over each and every one of us and taught us what it means to be strong-willed, resilient, and selfless. Almost 96 years old, she lived her life simply, with purpose, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
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Genevieve Ann Casillas
July 1, 2020
Growing up, The Casillas Home was such a loving, peaceful place for me. Living across the street, I was fortunate to have some of Genny’s homemade tortillas on a regular basis. But the best memories were just witnessing the love that Genny showered upon each of her children. Her laughter was infectious and I’ll treasure the memory of it always. Rest with the Angels and with your handsome Husband, sweet Lady. It was a Blessing to have known you. ❤️
June 30, 2020
Our family was so blessed to have a mom who loved us, took care of us and was a constant for all of us. I have so many great memories: laughing with you, talking with you, wearing clothes you made me, your delicious cakes, yummy cookies and of course your tortillas, piping hot right off the griddle, sooo good! I remember the two-layer heart-shaped cake (white cake, pink frosting) you would make for my birthday. You were a homemaker and you made our home warm, comfortable, safe and most of all loving. You and Dad built the foundation of love and respect in our home. I thank God every night for the stability you both gave our family. That stability also benefited my children. I am forever grateful for your help in the raising of my kids. Our home was always a haven for me. In junior high, and even as a working adult, I would often come home for lunch because seeing you had a comforting effect on me and my day.
Mom you are in my heart always and forever. I will continue to try to cook as good as you, be patient as you, love my family and care for my family as you did. Thank you for everything! I miss you!
Love You Mom!
Jon-Michael, Amber, Benjamin, Emily Hattabaugh
June 30, 2020
We all miss you dearly. Lucky to have had you in our lives for as long as we did. Thankful that you were at our wedding and so many other life events. Baseball games, graduations, when mom got sick- you were there. We are so grateful that you were able to meet and spend time with Benjamin and Emily. Not a lot of people get to say that four generations of their family shared time in the same house. Not many get the privilege of seeing their grandma’s face light up as they hold your newborn son and daughter. Those are visits we will hold dear forever.
Your home was a safe space, a place for the family to gather, and a place for comfort- that was because you made it so. We promise to teach our kids about your strength, perseverance, and light hearted nature. We will continue to remind them that family comes first and that it is so important to take care of those around you. We will tell them your stories about winters in Rawlins, about how you should have worn your ear plugs when you worked as a riveter during the war, and about your amazing cooking. We will hold you in our memories and our hearts and will keep your history alive in our family’s story. We hope you know how much you are loved, that we will continue to look out for one another, and will always watch the Dodgers and think of you. Give Viejo a hug for us. We love you always.