Obituary: Elvira Estrada Castañeda, 97, was called to her peaceful rest with our Lord on Oct. 27, 2022, in Del Rio, Texas. She was born June 5, 1925, in Juno, Texas, Val Verde County to parents Braulio and Dolores Estrada. Elvira was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who would do anything for her grandchildren just to see them happy. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. She enjoyed her plants, and sewing and made each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a special handmade quilt. She was preceded in death by her military-honored husband, Francisco T. Castañeda, her parents, son-in-law Pedro A. Samaniego III, two full siblings, and three half-siblings. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her son Mario Luis Castañeda, his wife Juanita Castañeda, their children Mario and Michael Castañeda, her daughter, Yvette Dolores Samaniego, her children Pedro Samaniego Ⅳ (Pokey), his wife Karla Samaniego, Halle Samaniego, and her seven great-grandchildren; Marty, Mateo, Leslie Barrera, Michael Jaziel, Marjorie Castañeda, and Cara and Mia Samaniego.
Funeral arragements: Visitation was held Monday, October 31, 2022, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Sunset Funeral Home; followed by the Mass of Christian burial at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The interment was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 11:30 AM at Sonora Cemetery in Sonora.
Birth info: June 5, 1925, in Juno, Texas
Death info: October 27, 2022, in Del Rio, Texas.
Submitted by: Cesar Trevino