Ydelia “Dee” Velasquez was called home to be with our Lord on February 6, 2022, at the age of 68.
Ydelia is preceded in death by her father, Marcelo Castillo, brothers, Eddie and Michael Castillo, father and mother-in-law Estevan and Luisa Velasquez, and her sister-in-law, Alicia Velasquez Castro.
Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Mary S. Castillo; her loving life partner and best friend of more than 50 years of love, Steve Velasquez; her daughters, Michelle Boatwright (Rodney) and Deanna Velasquez; step daughters, Yvette Bustos (Eric) and Stephanie Velasquez; grandchildren, Ashley Boatwright, Amber Boatwright, Ayden Molina, Elijah Molina, Kaileb Carrillo, Nevaeh Molina and Aliyah Molina, her siblings, Josie Mayes (Jerry), Albert Alcala (Janie), Donna Lopez (Porfirio) Maryann Garcia (Hector), Patricia Castillo (Ricky); Cynthia Contreras (Felix), Daniel Velasquez and Roy Velasquez (Trish)
Ydelia was born September 3rd, 1953, in Lubbock, Texas and moved to Seguin, Texas when she was six years old. When she was 15, she met the man who would eventually become her husband. Ydelia loved her work and was a proud employee of Motorola/Continental/Vitesco for over 45 years. She attended and served Crossroads Church for over seven years and absolutely loved her church family as well as her friends in her bible study groups and book clubs. Ydelia loved to cook (and was amazing at it) and was well known for her menudo. She loved being with family and being Momo to her grandchildren.
Ydelia was one strong woman and anybody who knew her could tell you that. Over the last eight years of her life, she fearlessly battled (and beat) cancer twice and was currently in the process of fighting MDS. Despite all she was up against, she never complained and maintained a positive attitude, lived her life as best she could and remained smiling throughout it all.
She was very loved and will be greatly missed.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary on Monday, February 14, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Crossroads Church from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery. Anyone attending services on Tuesday are asked to meet at Crossroads Church instead of at the funeral home.
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