Maria Elena (“Nena”) Castillo, 80, beloved mother, sister, tía and friend, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2022. Nena was born and raised in El Paso. She spent her early adult years in Los Angeles before returning to her hometown where she resided for the rest of her life. She immensely enjoyed her work career at Taylor Publishing Company. Nena is preceded in death by her husband, Roberto Castillo; father and mother, Enrique and Elisa Hernandez; sister, Rita Fournier; niece, Diana Fournier and sisters-in law, Dolores Hernandez, Angelita Hernandez and Luz Hernandez. Nena is survived by three children, Alejandro Garibay Jr., Maximillian Garibay, and Liza (Brian) Moats, all of El Paso. She is also survived by three brothers, Enrique Hernandez Jr. of El Paso, Ricardo Hernandez of California, and Francisco (Virginia) Hernandez of El Paso; five sisters, Genevieve (Dennis) Dujsik of Corpus Christi, Barbara (Francisco) Garcia of El Paso, Elizabeth (Jose Luis) Dominguez of El Paso, Patricia (Jose) Jurado of Socorro, and Ann Hernandez of El Paso; a brother-in-law, Humberto Fournier of El Paso; many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Her kindness, big heart and humor are remembered by all who were fortunate to be part of her life. She is greatly missed by so many. Nena’s family would like to thank the caring staff of Providence Memorial Hospital and Elara Caring Hospice. A memorial service will be held at Sunset Funeral Homes, 480 North Resler Drive on Saturday, March 19, 2022 (visitation at 11:00AM, service at 12:00PM and reception at 1:30PM).
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