Mary Gonzales Castro, 77, of Lampasas died May 27, 2018 with her family by her side.

Rosary will be recited June 1 at 6 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.

Mass will be June 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Castro was born July 2, 1940 in Lampasas to Bernabe and Basilia Gonzales.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Phillip, Joseph, Lee, Martin, Nacho and Ben Gonzales.

She met her husband of 45 years, Ramon Castro Sr., at a dance, and they were married on June 30, 1973. Mary and Ramon enjoyed spending time together with family and gardening. She was a homemaker for over 45 years.

Mrs. Castro is survived by her husband; daughter, Estella Castro Perez; sons, Ramon Castro Jr. and Roberto Castro; grandchildren, Angelica Perez, and Isaac and Luis Castro; great-grandchild, Felipe Valles; sister, Adela Miller; and many nieces and nephews. the honor graduate of his class at Recruiting School.

After retirement from the military, he worked as a civilian intelligence officer with III Corps at Fort Hood for 25 years. He received the Knowlton Award, named after Gen. George Washington’s intelligence officer, Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton. Mr. Brown retired from civil service as GS-12.

He served as chief instructor for Security Managers Training at Fort Hood. He also was a lay reader at several Episcopal churches, including St. Mary’s in Lampasas where the family attended. He was an avid gardener, reader and cook.

He married Ann Crawford in 1988 and had lived in the area for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Brown of Lampasas; two daughters, Tulisha Wendele (Paul) of Lampasas and Robin Nickell of Leander; grandchildren, Travis Carson (Kabrina), Abbie Carson, Kaleb Nickell and Cole Nickell; a greatgrandchild, Tate Carson; stepsons, Cecil Milton Crawford III (Ann), and Robert Wells Crawford (Leticia); and stepgrandchildren, Taylor, Caitlin, Robert Jr., Crystal and Brandon.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter, Allison Carson.