Joe Martinez "Pepe" Castillo
December 8, 1933  -  February 19, 2012

Joe Martinez "Pepe" Castillo

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Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
8 am to 7 pm
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Ballard Funeral Chapel
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, February 24, 2012
11:00 am
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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Joe M. Castillo Pepe

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am, Friday, February 24, 2011 at Ballard Chapel for Joe M Castillo Pepe, 78, of Roswell who passed away February 19th, 2012 at his home. Adam Soliz of the Spanish Presbyterian Church will be officiating with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.

Joe was born December 8th, 1933 in Mescalero N.M. to Martina Martinez and Abrelio Castillo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Joe was born in Mescalero and raised in Tularosa. He married Connie Ortega May 18, 1953. Together they raised four children.

Joe is survived by his wife Connie Castillo of 59 years son Tommy Castillo and wife Suzanne of Roswell daughters Vera Vigil and husband Manuel Vigil of Skandia, MI Susan Isaacs and husband Charles Isaacs of Roswell Niomi Castillo of Roswell, NM brothers Ignacio Castillo of Ruidoso, NM, Lucas Carrillo of Mescalero, NM, Robert Guerrero of Safford, AZ, Henry Guerrero of Tularosa, NM and Jose Guerrero of Alamogordo, NM sisters Lydia Tartaglai of Winkleman, AZ, Lupe Jimenez of Tularosa, NM, Dolorez Guerrero of Safford, AZ and Michaela Guerrero of Safford, AZ, Maria Molina of Safford AZ grandchildren Jennifer Woodington, Alison Pizzi, Jason Vigil, John Isaacs Sr., Sarah Isaacs, Connie Marie Gutierrez, Andrew Isaacs, Amanda Nasrallah, Tommy Joey Castillo, Amber Castillo, Jasmine Hernandez, and Mercedes Hernandez and sixteen great grandchildren.

Joe worked on a ranch in Caprock for ten years and also other ranches including Lyman Graham, Dooper and Goode and Norman Gross. He later moved to Roswell with his family where he worked for the City of Roswell for twenty years and retired in 1996.
Joe enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, camping, spending time with his family, working outside, he was never without a project. When the weather was bad he enjoyed watching westerns and cleaning pecans. He never missed wrestling on Monday and Friday nights. Joe was strong, hardworking, and loving. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.

Pallbearers will be John Isaacs, Andrew Isaacs, Joey Castillo, Gerard Gutierrez, Joseph Nasrallah, James Ortega, Gary Peterson and Michael Peterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sarah Isaacs, Connie Marie Gutierrez, Amanda Nasrallah, Amber Castillo, Jasmine Hernandez, Mercedes Hernandez, Arthur Ortega, Carmen Ortega, Steve Ortega, Charles Isaacs and Armando Barragon.


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  1. Lorena Chavez
    Alamogordo, NM

    Aunt Connie and family you will always be in my prays. And im really sorry for your loss but now he in the hands of god where he is not suffering. He is in a better place then us. God Bless You All Lov u guys.

  2. diana
    roswell, NM


  3. Butch and Jo Ann Hefner.
    , AL

    What an awesome man your family has lost. Joe was the best neighbor anyone could have ever asked for. We send prayers for your family, he is going to be missed by all that knew him. Bless you all during this hard time.

  4. Andy Sedillo
    Las Cruces, NM

    My condolences to the family. I will always remember Joe as a hard working man, that was always kind and nice to everyone.

  5. Lucas Carrillo Jr. Family
    La Luz, NM

    You will forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family through this difficult time. May the good Lord guide you and comfort you always.

  6. Stephanie Delangel

    May you finally find your peace and tranquility like you always wanted. Love you

  7. Carmen Ortega and family
    Chino Hills, CA

    Our prayers, love and condolences to all the family. Our hearts hurt for you. Were praying for God to give you the strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We love you, your brother Carmen and family.

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