Rosalinda Palacios Castro

May 20, 1947November 28, 2018

Rosalinda “Rosie” Palacios Castro, 71, of Harlingen, TX, passed away on November 28, 2018.

Rosie was born in San Antonio, TX on May 20, 1947. She attended Fox Tech High School in San Antonio and Cedar Valley College in Dallas, TX. Later, she worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio and a claims representative at the U.S. Social Security Administration in Dallas and Harlingen. Following her long career in federal public service, she enjoyed retirement in Harlingen. Rosie was devoted to her faith, loved dogs, especially her Shar-Pei, Mia, and enjoyed arts and crafts, shopping, and taking care of family and friends. She will be remembered as a kind, generous, and thoughtful mother and friend who always had a sweet smile, sense of humor, and a twinkle in her eyes. Her legacy of kindness and caring will live on, as her house will join Victoria Comfort Homes as “Rosie’s House” to provide comfort care to patients in the Rio Grande Valley. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Rosie is preceded in death by her father, Manuel Palacios, and her mother, Justina Palacios.

She is survived by her children, Jason Herrera, Jonathan Herrera, Aaron Castro and wife, Diana, and Paul Castro and wife, Annie; and 6 grandchildren, Anthony, Megan, Carly, Tony, Jonathan Jr., and Sabrina. She is also survived by her loving relatives from the Castro and Guerrero families and close friends, including Rosario (Chayo) Landry, Martha Escobar, and cousin Sylvia Guerrero. Special thanks to all who assisted with her medical and home care, specifically Mrs. Sara Calloway, Blanca, Norma, and Annie Castro, B. Castro, Kindred Hospice, and Victoria Comfort Homes.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1:00–9:00 PM, with a Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM. Also, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1:00–3:00 PM. Both Saturday and Sunday services will be at the Heavenly Grace Funeral Home Chapel, 26873 N. White Ranch Rd., La Feria, TX 78559. Rosie’s final resting place will be with her mother at the San Fernando Cemetery II, 746 Castroville Rd., San Antonio, TX 78237. The funeral and burial in San Antonio will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM, with Rosie’s sons and grandsons as honorary pallbearers.

Flowers, donations, and condolences may be sent c/o Aaron Castro, 2632 Santa Barbara Loop, Round Rock, TX 78665.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Rosary Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 2, 2018

Rosalinda Palacios Castro

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Sylvia A. Guerrero

December 13, 2018

My beloved cousin Rosie, oh how I miss you. GOD took her from us so quick. I know her soul is with GOD and in a better place with no more pain. The times I visited her, I wanted to hear her laugh and see her beautiful smile. I remember holding her hand and talking to her. Even thou she didn’t answer, I know she was listening. But one thing I will never forget, what she told me in a quite voice “ I want you to go with me”. I told her my time has not come but someday we will meet again. Love ❤️ You and Missed You. RIP Rosie 🙏🏽

Irma Alvarado

December 6, 2018

The Alvarado family will miss Rosalinda and sends our condolences to her sons.

Lisa Carbajal Woodruff

December 6, 2018

Sending prayers for love and peace to Rosie’s family and friends.

Thinking of Rosie makes me smile; there were so many great times shared between our two families.

With love and sympathy,
Lisa and Family

Steven Dale Zavala

December 5, 2018

I have many memories of being at her home on many occasions since I was and still am good friends with two of her son's namely Jason and Jonathan. Aside from always having a welcoming smile and offering up a quick snack or meal in her home. She became what I would come to know as the purest definition of a beautiful and thoughtful person. There is however one memory that I just recently shared with her son and my dear friend Jonathan. She had put together a birthday party for Jonathan and he was either 13 or ,14 years old. I can still to this day see us all of us in his room listening to music, laughing and being loud and foolish. I noticed his mom came in put her hands on her hips and just smiled with that grand smile of hers. A memory of my youth that has that's been with me. She made everyone single one of us feel like there was nothing else more important than that moment. I will eternally look back on that day as one of the coolest times in my life and the best pizza party ever. I will be be eternally grateful to that beautiful woman that made us all feel welcomed and important that day. Thank you Rosie for giving me and all of us that moment and more. You are forever remembered in my heart and thoughts......

Steven D. Zavala

Estelin G. Hernandez

December 3, 2018

One of my fondest memories of Rosie and I, is when were growing up and believing we were sisters, because Buelita Tina would tell us we were sisters. We would all have a small glass of soda, we all would take our time drinking it and did not want to finish it, while laughing with each other the whole time. I'm offering my condolences to her sons and Beto. I am sorry I could not attend, because of health reasons. I wanted to call you all, but phone numbers were out of reach for me. I spoke with Momie Tela and she feels so sad... she could not make it, because of health reasons. I will never forget Rosie's beautiful smile. I will continue my prayers for Rosie and family. God has just inherited a new jewel!
Love You Prima,

Dolores Garduno

November 30, 2018

I met Rosie in February 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when her job with Social Security took her there for training until the end of May. I was fortunate to be one of her instructors and came to love her as a dear friend. Rosie always smiled and had such a caring and giving heart. At the end of training, she gave me one of her mom’s paintings which I cherish and have hung in my house. Rosie got to celebrate her birthday that year in Albuquerque and all of her fellow trainees and I celebrated with her at a very nice dinner in her honor. The attached photo was taken that evening.
To her sons - May God give you peace and comfort as you grieve your mother’s passing. And may the memories you hold in your heart of your beloved mother sustain you in the days, months, and years to come. She’s now your angel in heaven smiling down on you.
Dolores Garduno
Grand Prairie TX