Myrtle "Margie" Margaret Castillo

October 16, 1936May 11, 2018
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Myrtle “Margie” Castillo, 81, of Houston, Texas entered into rest on May 11th, 2018. She was born in Houston, Texas on October 16th, 1936.

She graduated from Anderson High School and went on to marry Romualdo Castillo on June 15th, 1991. Margie had a career in customer service for Houston Lighting and Power. Her greatest passions in life were her loving family, her artistic endeavors of sewing and crocheting, and, of course, accessorizing.

Margie is survived by her siblings, Dudley Weller, Henry Weller, Albert Weller, Dorothy Campion; children, Teresa Edenfield, Glenda Kennedy, Glenn Edenfield and wife Wanda, Rhonda Kay Edenfield, Pam Mabry and husband Michael, Terry Gonzales, Romie Castillo and Ronnie Castillo; grandchildren, Jennifer Walters, James Walters, Lucas Edenfield, Aimee Forey, Joseph Mabry, Jessica Mabry, Mike Mabry, Mark Mabry, Melissa Mabry, Ashley Gallardo and husband Danny, Brittany Gonzales, and Roland Castillo Jr., and numerous great grandchildren of assorted variety.

A Visitation will be held in her honor on Monday, May 21st, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. The Celebration of Life service will take place the following day, on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 beginning at 11:30 a.m. inside of the American Heritage Chapel. A procession will lead from the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. to the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Romualdo.


  • Visitation Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Myrtle "Margie" Margaret Castillo

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Glenda Kennedy

May 22, 2018

This poem was sent to me by my cousin Tina. I want to share it with you all because it was so perfect.

A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.”
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through
My mink is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we’re together again.

I will miss most of all your beautiful smile and your open arms when I would walk in the room. I love you with all my heart Mom, rest now until we come together again.

Gina Diamond

May 21, 2018

My heart is hurting for you all. I always looked forward to that loving smile and hug I'd get when I got to see her.

Ed and I are lifting you up in our prayers during this time.

We love you all - Gina Diamond

Joey Mabry

May 20, 2018

All she ever wanted, she had. You could see it in her smile and hear it in her voice every time you walked in the room. The love that she met you with was undeniable and she had a way of making you feel like the most important person on the planet, because to her, you were. To be counted among her cherished ones is a privilege that can't be described and though our hearts weigh heavy in the moment, she left them overflowing with all she gave to us.

The chance to embrace you once more will come in time, until then; We love you Nana. Joey, Amanda, Addison, and Mason

Lydia Acosta

May 20, 2018

Margie was one of the sweetest persons I have ever met and her children and grand children are a great tribute to her. They will always live as she lived, speak as she spoke and do as she did...they are all as wonderful as she was.

Thank you, Margie, for loving my brother, "Peepaw". I will always love you!

Brenda Mabry

May 16, 2018

Nana was such a beautiful person, inside and out. She loved everyone, and everyone could feel the love she had in her heart. She was always very nice to me and made me feel welcome everytime we would come around. Am so happy I was able to call her my friend. She will be missed beyond words.

Pam Mabry

May 16, 2018

In testament to our mother, we grew up within a close-knit family. She made sure we have a strong relationship with our aunts, uncles and cousins. Much to our gratitude, our supportive and caring family surrounds us with love and it is how we get through these rough spots. She instilled in us values such as Love One Another, Do Your Best, Be Patient, Don't Give Up and Always Be Thankful, simply by living within those standards herself. The love she gave us reached farther than merely us. It spreads out to those surrounding us, even when she isn’t physically nearby. This is how I will hold her to me, where ever I go, what ever I do, she will always be with me………. I love you mom, to the depths of my soul. Pammie

Roni Mabry

May 16, 2018

When I joined the Mabry clan some 17 years ago, and met Margie for the first time, I was so welcomed by her grace and lovely smile. Watching her interact with everyone, it was evident that she never met a stranger and her love engulfed everyone around her. She truly is the epitome of love and never wavered in her acceptance of new faces , even in her later years. She will truly be missed by everyone she touched. We feel blessed to be among those.

Kay Edenfield

May 16, 2018

When we were little children, Saturday was the day my mom chose to go grocery shopping. She would leave us kiddos at home with our Dad, who would make us breakfast, and spend the morning fixing the washing machine. Mom would usually take one or two of us to the store with her. If I got to go with her, she would let us pick some special treat that we liked and buy it for us. For me, it was a small can of cranberry sauce, and at dinnertime, we would share it. I’ll always remember that, because she did it to make us feel special, which it was sometimes hard to do with five kids.

One of Moms favorite things to do was to go on trips. The last conversation we had, which was Tuesday before she passed away, she tried her best to get me to take her on a trip. She was always ready to go. We took lots of road trips, had great vacations, and did a whole lot of camping. Our camping trips were the best. We would make camp, the tents would be put up and we had a fire going, usually in less than 30 minutes. After that, we were FREE. Once we were grown, and my nieces and nephews came along, we were taking them camping, and now they have those same memories with their Nana.

My mom could sew beautifully. She made most of our clothes when we were little. Every holiday, all four of us girls would have matching outfits, and Glenn had a shirt or a tie that would match Glenda’s dress. I’m sure she sewed from necessity, but she also loved it. I cannot tell you how many Bridesmaid dresses she made, and once even a Wedding dress. She made lots of baby quilts when our kiddos started coming along. Years ago, she crocheted a blanket for me that is pink and green. I still use it every day and cover up with it when I watch TV.
She made these things for us because she loved us. She genuinely wanted to give us something from herself, and I can guarantee, there is a ton of Love added to every stitch.

Tina Lopez

May 15, 2018

What I remember most about my Aunt Myrtle was that big beautiful smile she always had for me! And that little chuckle she did. I see her in every one of her kids. I see her sweetness, and loving heart in each of you. She always made me feel very special. That was her way.

Dorothy Campion

May 15, 2018

Remembering the fun times we shared as children is something I will never forget. Remembering swimming in cow tanks & telling ghost stories around campfires in the woods while waiting for the hounds to tree a possum. The baseball games we played in the yard where we made up our own rules & our Mom always had a pinch runner when she hit the ball. Double dating & going Saturday night dancing at the VFW Hall.
I regret not having as much sister time in our senior years as we did as children. But most of all I will always remember you as my sister who had an unselfish way of giving up what you wanted to make someone else happy! Sleep in peace Myrtle the Turtle , know that you are loved and I'll see you later!