Francisca Ramirez de Castillo
October 4, 1948- December 24, 2015
Francisca Ramirez de Castillo (67) passed away, peacefully, surrounded by her family, Thursday, December 24, 2015 in American Falls, Idaho. She was born on October 4, 1948 to Sotero and Francisca Ramirez in Coahuila, Mexico.
Francisca was known by many as, "Panchita" and/or "Paquita." The nickname "Paquita" came from a Mexican artist, Paquita la del Barrio, who, in looks, she resembled very much.
On September 16, 1965 she married the love of her life, Jesus Castillo. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary, this last fall. Together they have 6 children; Jesus (Maria) Castillo, Raul Castillo, Alma (Jose) Garcia, Claudia (Adrian) Carrillo, Imelda (Marco) Torres, and Rosie (Juan) Huerta. As well as 10 grandchildren; Jessica, Christina, Julia, Joey, Emilio, Rudy, Gina, Delia, Jesus, and Jacob. And 7 great-grandchildren; Raul, Lina, Zulema, Jasmine, Mireya, Valeria, and Zoey.
Francisca was a hard working mother. She retired from Driscoll Potatoes after serving 20+ years. Her hobbies were gardening, singing and dancing (she loved to dance). Her proudest possession was her family. She loved her family very much. Her family will always miss getting together at "Big Momma's House" for an all day Sunday feast. No one ever left hungry and everyone was always welcome.
Francisca was passionate about her faith in Christ. She recognized Christ as her Savior and always spoke to her family about God. She invited anyone to speak the word of God to her. Her favorite song was, "Cien Ovejas."
She will be reunited with her mother and father in heaven, as well as other close family members and friends who have passed. We invite everyone to join us for services, honoring her life here on Earth and celebrate her new life in heaven. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in American Falls, Idaho, with a rosary at 7:00 pm to follow. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 am with a viewing at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls, Idaho.