Rosa Castillo Lucero
August 29, 1934  -  July 31, 2018

Rosa Castillo Lucero

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Visitation with Rosary
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
500 W. Barton Ave.
Temple, TX  76501
Friday, August 3, 2018
5 -7 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m.
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Funeral Mass
HarperTalasek Funeral Home
500 West Barton Avenue
Temple, TX  76501
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Hillcrest Cemetery
1873 N. 1st Street
Temple, TX  76501
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Mass of Christian burial for Rosa Castillo Lucero, 83 of Pflugerville will be held 10 AM Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple, 500 West Barton Avenue, Temple, TX. A time of visitation will be held 5 to 7 PM on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the funeral home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 PM following the visitation.

Mrs. Lucero passed from this life while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Rosa was born in Temple on August 29, 1934 to Ernesto and Felipa Castillo.

Rosa Lucero was a resident of Temple for 70 years. She graduated from Temple High School in 1952. She worked at Scott & White Hospital as an Interpreter. She became Director of Senior Citizens at Casa Hispanica from early 80’s to 2004. She loved everyone she met, and she would always say bye with a “Big Hug”.

Rosa loved to sing, dance and listen to different kinds of music. She always came up with ideas of arts and crafts projects. She loved being around family, especially Family Reunions. Christmas was a special time for Rosa and her family, especially grandchildren. They loved her cooking and her homemade tortillas. Rosa learned the importance of family from her beloved step-mother, Juana Castillo, who raised her after her mother passed away early on in life. It was clear that family was Rosa’s greatest treasure in life.

She moved to Pflugerville around 2006 where she lived at a senior living residence. She was well known with her hugs and great smile. For several years she organized the monthly birthdays, which she loved doing. She moved to Brodie Ranch Rehab and Nursing on February 5, 2018, where she also enjoyed helping with different social activities.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother; one sister; and four brothers.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her daughters, Gloria Green (spouse Richard) of Austin, Anita Morales (spouse Jimmy) of Temple, Felipa Vernatter (spouse Billy) of Scottsville, VA; two sons, Cesario Lucero (spouse Cindy) of Pflugerville and Calletano Lucero of Austin; two brothers, Edward Castillo of Seguin, Henry Castillo of Temple; one sister, Janie Castillo of Temple; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Susanne Ong
    Apopka, FL

    My heart and prayers goes out to the entire family. She was such a special wonderful caring person and she truly will be missed. I , like many others, am blessed to have met and known her and she will always have a special place in my heart forever.

  2. Helen Chandler
    Temple, TX

    A beautiful lady, inside and out! I volunteered at the Casa Hispanica Center that she created and I saw a highly efficient, intelligent, loving and kind "lady." Everything she did and said was exemplary !I have met a lot of people, but not many that I would like to emulate...If I could be, I would love to be, as thoughful and caring as Rosa Lucero was to me and my family.
    We are better people for having met this precious Woman of Faith. Love & Sympathy from Helen, Michael, Lex, Gina
    Matthew 5:3-12 Ephesians 4:32 Galatians 6:10 Luke 6:35

  3. Susanna Moreno
    Austin, TX

    My condolences go out to all of the family. Your mom
    was a very kind and beautiful lady. May she rest in peace.

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