Clorinda Castillo (Gallegos)

April 29, 1927 - July 21, 2018

Service Date: July 28, 2018

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Valley Lawn Cemetery.

Clorinda Castillo
April 29, 1927 ~ July 21, 2018

Clorinda Castillo, age 91, passed away quietly at Valley Manor Care Center on July 21, 2018. Clorinda was born April 29, 1927 in Center, Colorado to Cirilio and Elsie (Struck) Gallegos. She spent her childhood in Center and LaGarita Colorado where she graduated from high school. Clorinda was a waitress at her family owned restaurant “The OK Café”, in Montrose CO. She also cared for four daughters and two grandchildren. On March 4, 1956 Clorinda married the love of her life John R. Castillo, they were married seven years before Johns passing in 1963. Clorinda enjoyed woodworking, crocheting, doll making, sewing and pretty much all crafts.

Clorinda is survived by her daughters, Patricia A. Townsend, Diane D. Castillo, both of Montrose, CO; her brother, Arnold Gallegos and wife Ramona from Montrose, CO; her sister, Esther Gallegos from Thornton, Colorado; two grandchildren, Jennifer Townsend and William Townsend (wife Lucy), both from Montrose, CO; and two great-grandchildren, Clorinda Townsend and William Townsend, both from Montrose, CO. Clorinda is preceded in death by her parents Cirilio and Elsie Gallegos; her husband John Castillo; her daughters, Barbara Parmenter and Jo Ann Castillo; sisters, Freda Espinosa, Beatrice Leon, Faye Fresques and her brother, Mike Gallegos.

The family would like to thank Valley Manor Memory Care staff and HopeWest Hospice for all their kindness, compassion and love.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Valley Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory.