Paula Medina Castillo

March 2, 1923 - November 3, 2020
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Paula Medina Castillo, born March 2, 1923 in Gregory, Texas went before the Lord, November 3, 2020 at the age of 97.

Paulita as she was known was a caring, loving person to all her family, she was always there when needed and never said no. She will always be treasured in our hearts; we will always remember the great gatherings we had at her home as a family, her great Christmas tamaladas and other grand occasions. Paulita was one of the first employees at La Posada Hotel, as an executive housekeeper for over 25 years. She was then employed by L.I.S.D at Christen Middle School in the food service department for 25 plus years where she retired and enjoyed a great joyful life.

Mrs. Castillo was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Castillo, Sr.; parents, Doroteo and Celsa Medina; sisters, Juana (Simon+) Aguilar, Inocencia (Guadalupe+) Gonzalez; brother, Julio Medina.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jose (Briseida) Castillo, Jr., Raymundo (Reyna+) Castillo; daughter, Maria (Jose) Hinojosa; sister, Luz (Felix+) Palacios; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as other family and friends who will greatly miss her.

The family will receive guests on Monday, November 9, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services chapel. A chapel service will start at 10:00 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jose Castillo, III, Robert Castillo, Jonathan Castillo, MAJ Raymundo Castillo, Jr., Jose Luis Alvarez, and Roxana Castillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Felix Palacios, Jr., Jose Castillo, Jr., Christopher Hinojosa, Jesus Gabriel Hinojosa, Raymundo Castillo, Sr., and Juan Jose Hinojosa.

Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of all, the family will also be live streaming the funeral services including a Holy Rosary at on Monday, starting at 5:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611.  For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: March 2, 1923
Died: November 3, 2020

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Mr & Mrs Jerry Arzamendi and Family posted on 11/12/20

To the Castillo Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and we pray to God to give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.


Mr./Mrs. Rosendo De La Garza posted on 11/10/20

Dear Castillo /Hinojosa Family, Our most sincere condolences on the passing of a most gracious and classy lady, Paulita. She leaves behind a lot of good memories among family, friends and former coworkers. May the Lord provide you the consolation you need at this time. With love, Mr. and Mrs. Rosendo De La Garza


Linda Martinez posted on 11/9/20

Mary, May beautiful memories bring you and your family peace during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Castillo always made me feel so welcomed every time I would be invited to your home. Such a sweet and gracious lady. REST IN PEACE


Betty Contreras posted on 11/8/20

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your mother was one of the nicest person I worked with. May she rest in peace.


Maria MARTINEZ posted on 11/8/20

Mrs Castillo you were my inspiration and avery dear friend for all the years we worked together at Christen such a beautiful lady will miss you


Araceli Mtz. York posted on 11/7/20

Mary, may time heal the sadness that You an Your entire Family are feeling with the Loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great -Grandmother, Great-Great -Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend. May You and Your Family find comforting the Lovely Memories you as a Family shared with your Mom. Mrs. Castillo was an awesome colleague to have worked with. Mrs. Castillo will be missed. Moms Are So Special..Please accept my Condolences in this difficult time. Praying for Mrs. Castillo, You Mary, and Your entire Family. Rest In Peace Mrs.Castillo.