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Jose "Cheche" Castillo

August 7, 1940 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 80)


Jose “Cheche” Castillo, 80, of N. 3rd Street, Loving, NM, passed away January 5, 2021 at his home. Visitation will be 2 PM – 4 PM, Monday, January 11, 2021 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is limited to 5 people in the chapel at a time and facial coverings are required.  A private vigil and Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Loving, with Fr. Pasala Hruday Kumar officiating. Cremation will take place following the services. You may view the live-streamed service by clicking here at 10 AM, MST, Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Cheche was born August 7, 1940 in Loving, NM to Jose Calanche and De La Luz (Rascon) Castillo. He attended school in Loving and Carlsbad. Cheche was known for his asado, his love for music, fishing and watching the 49ers.  He also loved spending time with all his friends at his home, outside under the trees.  Cheche was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joel Castillo; sisters: Clara Ramirez, Mary Olivo and Olga Florez.

Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Guadalupe Castillo; son, Jose Castillo, III and wife, Brenda; daughter, Kendra Granado and fiancé, Justin; brother, Pete “Canano” Castillo; grandchildren: Joel and Stormie Castillo and Laurynn Salas.

Honorary pallbearers are Pete Martinez, Mark Olivo, Oscar Franco, Johnny Murillo, Dewane Brown, Victor Hernandez, Victor Murillo and Carmen Biscaino.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jose "Cheche" Castillo, please visit our floral store.


January 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 N. Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Private Services

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
302 S. 4th Street
Loving, NM 88256

Video is available for this event

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