Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX


March 25, 2014

Irene Sandoval Castanuela

Funeral services for Irene Sandoval Castanuela, 79, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the Crosier Pearson Cleburne Chapel. The Revs. Charles E. Payne and Brooks Monk will officiate. 

Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery with Joe Rodolfo, Randall Coleman, Robert Castanuela, Eric Castanuela, Carlos Flores, Alek Castanuela and Dylan Castanuela serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. 

You may send the family condolences, view obituary and sign guestbook online at

Irene passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, in Fort Worth. She was born to Luis and Petra Fernandez Sandoval on June 25, 1934, in Salt Gap, Texas. She was married to Guadalupe Castanuela until he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1977. 

She was of the Baptist faith and worked as a nurse’s aide. Irene will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Richard Castanuela and Carlos Castanuela; and brother, Luis Sandoval.

Survivors include her lifelong companion, Donny Ballew; sons, Guadalupe Castanuela Jr., John Castanuela, Erasmo Castanuela, Vicente Castanuela and Pete Castanuela; daughters, Guadalupe Jimenez, Gloria Casillas, Rachel Gonzalez, Judy Aquilar, Maria Castanuela, Doris Castanuela and JoAnn Rogers; siblings, Efran Sandoval, Francisco Sandoval, Hermania Felan and Belia Castanuela; 25 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home

512 N. Ridgeway Drive

Cleburne, TX 76033

817 648-0522

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