Obituary: Virginia Castro


Virginia Castro
June 2, 1979 – January 31, 2017


Virginia “Vicky” Magallanes Castro, 37, of Holtville, California, passed away on January 31, 2017. She was born on June 2, 1979 in Torrance, California

Hija Amorosa to Rosa Sandoval and Tomas Q Magallanes.

She graduated from Holtville High School, class of 1997 and attended Imperial Valley College. She completed her study as a beautician from American Beauty Academy only to discover it was not her true passion. She became a phlebotomist and worked at Pioneers Memorial Hospital for over 6 years. She participated in numerous Relays for Life Cancer Awareness events.

She lived a life full of joy. She was an explorer and loved her family and friends. Her thirst for life was contagious and inspirational. She was a warrior until the end. There wasn’t anyone that she met that would not feel a special bond with her, If you were to say to her that you loved her, her response back would be “I love you more” and to the moon and back.

Donations may be made to the Castro Family.

The family would like to thank the staff of UC San Diego and Pioneers Hospital for their kindness and support.

 “I love you mommy, I miss you but I know 2 things

  1. I need to be brave
  2. you’re always going to be with me…

Love U ”

-you’re Chula

Ruby ❤️ (a letter from her baby)

She is survived by her husband of 20 plus years, Raul Castro. They were married in El Centro California and her beautiful daughter, Ruby E Castro, 10. Her sister, Maricela Magallanes Cerda, brother-in-law, Isaac Cerda, her niece Emely Cerda, her nephew Evan Cerda, her nephew David Rodriguez and her brother Tomas “Tommy” Magallanes.. She will be missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, comadres, compadres, and friends. #FAMILYPOWER

Service for Virginia were Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holtville with Father Jose Alfredo Moreno officiating.