Elizabeth B. Castillo, 66, died February 1, 2023 with her family by her side in Chandler, Arizona.
Elizabeth was born December 3, 1956 in Dumaguete, Philippines to Francisco and Luz Baldoza.
She grew up on her family’s farm until she moved to Cebu and worked full-time as a tailor while going to high school. She continued working multiple full time positions while pursuing and receiving her Bachelors in Accounting from University of Cebu. She moved to the United States in 1986.
Elizabeth was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she worked as a secretary and accountant in the parish hall for a few years. She loved helping children and worked at the Ajo Unified School District as a substitute teacher and a special education aid until she retired in 2020.
She was an avid sports fan of the Ajo Red Raiders and cheered on the team at every sports game.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Her interests included spending time with family and friends, karaoke, gardening, cooking, baking cakes, and antiquing.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Abelardo Castillo; her daughter, Elinor Luz B. Campion; her stepsons, Michael and Robert Castillo; brother, Virgilio Baldoza; her sisters, Mary Jane and Lorlyn Baldoza; 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Luz Baldoza; her siblings, Marivic, Cherito, Francisco Jr., and Lilian Baldoza; and her son, Jackie Pat Campion.
Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A rosary at 9:30am will precede the funeral mass at 10am. Immediately following the funeral mass, Elizabeth will be laid to rest in Ajo Cemetery. After interment, a reception celebrating her life will be held at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall.