ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dora Castro. Although this is a difficult time for us all, remembering the good times can be comforting. Please share your memories and stories here.

Zoom Memorial Service 
March 6, 2021
4:00 pm
Meeting ID: 868 9865 6598
Passcode: 507139
Posted by Debra Moran on March 3, 2021
Dora was someone I could joke with, share horror movies and learn from. She made going to work fun. Her sense of humor was contagious. She will be missed. Rest in peace Dora.
Posted by Beth Webb on February 27, 2021
Dora can’t believe you have left us behind. You were such a sweetheart. You always had a beautiful smile. You were always so helpful and had such a great attitude you are going to be missed by so many people. Family, friends and all the people that came in contact with you! You were such a treasure!
Posted by Elizabeth Rigor on February 25, 2021
You will be forever missed by everyone whoever was lucky enough to have met you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as will your family and friends. Heaven has been blessed with a wonderful angel.
Posted by Tammy Ron on February 24, 2021
I had the honor of meeting my sweet friend 8 years ago through work. She always treated me and my boys like family. From breakfast tacos to tamales, she always spoiled the kids and I with gifts from her heart. She could make us laugh until we cried or be a shoulder to cry on when you just needed someone to listen. I’m so lucky to have been blessed with her friendship and I will cherish those memories of her forever. Rest In Peace Ms. Dora. ❤️ We love you!
Posted by Sharletha Cottingham on February 24, 2021
I met Dora many many years ago and as we both experienced life’s ups and downs, sorrows and happiness, her smile and laughter always shined through. She loved her family fiercely and included friends into that circle. Her tamales were to die for and the warmth she showed are memories I will cherish. 
Posted by Stephanie Murry on February 24, 2021
I'll miss my Aunt Dora!! I remember staying with her and grandma every summer when I was younger!! We had so much fun!! Now all I have are memories!! Aunt Dora I love you, and you will be greatly missed!! ❤️
Posted by JoAnn Vasquez on February 24, 2021
Gonna miss you Dodie, never imaged you would leave so soon sister. You will be missed.
Posted by Jacqueline Motte on February 24, 2021
Our Aunt Dora was so special to us. She meant so much to a lot of people, and there are plenty of reasons why. When we were growing up as little kids she would entertain and spoil us. As we began loving the music she did, she would often drive us around and jam out with us. Our musical tastes were refined as she would also give us an assist when we needed CDs which may not have been age appropriate! (But we can all agree that Snoop and Dre CD was an essential when it came out, she knew it!) There were also many occasions she would let us call and get music videos we liked on "The Box". We made the mistake of doing it once without permission, never did that again :)

When we became adults her support was still there and branched out to our own children and loved ones. The one person we could count on getting our annual Tamale fix on was Aunt Dora. She opened her home up and watched us try to spread, fill and roll the right way. But those times weren't for Tamales as they were for us. The occasions were always full of laughs, catching up and stories of good times. Even though she was a private person that enjoyed her space, she broke out of it repeatedly to join family vacations and gatherings.

She meant so much to us and things won't be the same without her. We will keep her alive by talking about her and using her examples to become better people ourselves.
Posted by Elsa Vera on February 23, 2021
Oh my dora my sweet childhood friend until the end we were friends. You will be dearly missed I will miss your laughter you're cooking and your stories. She lives life to the fullest she was always laughing smiling. She was a beautiful person inside and out I will miss her so much. Until we meet again my dear friend rest in peace.
Posted by Monika Brandt on February 23, 2021
I haven't seen Dora for a few years, so sorry to hear that she is gone. She was a great inspiration to many, as well as a great friend. She always knew how to make a day bright with her joy. Dora will be missed by many.

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Posted by Debra Moran on March 3, 2021
Dora was someone I could joke with, share horror movies and learn from. She made going to work fun. Her sense of humor was contagious. She will be missed. Rest in peace Dora.
Posted by Beth Webb on February 27, 2021
Dora can’t believe you have left us behind. You were such a sweetheart. You always had a beautiful smile. You were always so helpful and had such a great attitude you are going to be missed by so many people. Family, friends and all the people that came in contact with you! You were such a treasure!
Posted by Elizabeth Rigor on February 25, 2021
You will be forever missed by everyone whoever was lucky enough to have met you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as will your family and friends. Heaven has been blessed with a wonderful angel.
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Shared by Virah Kong on February 25, 2021
I met Dora at work in 2017. She was my work neighbor and welcomed me with kindness and always was so giving. Shared breakfast burritos and snacks and even gifted me a blue blanket the first Christmas that year. I miss her advice and hearing her laugh and stories of Pepper and me sneaking in some hugs to thank her.  We lost touch but life happens and I'm so sad to have learned of Dora's loss. I am glad I got to know such a beautiful soul . My condolences for your family, Dora.  May you rest in peace. 
Shared by Elsa Vera on February 24, 2021
Dora and I were childhood friends I have so many stories so I can share I can be here all day telling you about us all the things we did. I will share with you the one story that I can remember it like it was just yesterday. As a kid I remember I could not wait get home from school and go to the Castro home to see Margaret and Dora to spend time with them. I remember running over their house they lived a block or two away and I would run into the back room where Dora would be sitting she would just look at me and start laughing and say where are your shoes I was always barefoot anyways, everyday we had to watch that show Welcome back Carter she was so in love with John Travolta on the show we would never miss that show she was so in love with him. Then we would go outside talk to the guys Curtis, James, Tony, Juan and Ricky. Our childhood crushes(hehe). It was just fun hanging out with Dora she made me laugh so much she was so funny. I have lots of memories with her and this one of many that I will take with me. I already miss her.
Shared by Bob Pyeatt on February 24, 2021
Dora was my neighbor. When you live in an apartment, you never know who that will be. Some are friendly, and some not so much. Well I was truly blessed to have Dora as my neighbor. She would always take time to stop and talk. We became friends and she was a real blessing to me. Last year she brought me some tamales, and I told her I was so glad to have her as my neighbor. Best tamales ever! Dora was truly a good and loving person that I could always count on to be a friend. Will never forget her, she was a real blessing to me. God bless her and her family!