April 11, 1932 - April 17, 2021
Nora Mary Castellanos was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world after an extended illness on April 17, 2021 at age 89. Nora was born to Vitalia and Joseph E. Trujillo on April 11, 1932. She married the love of her life, Joe (Jess) Castellanos, Jr. on November 25, 1951. Together they had 3 lovely children: Eugene, Barbara and Diane. She greatly loved her family and sister Cora and her two nephews, Sam Trujillo Sr. and Joe Dominguez Jr. She had two wonderful God son’s Michael Rodriguez and Bill Dominguez. Nora and Jess had many other loved ones that they both cherished, making their marriage and lives together full and complete. Nora spent many years devoted to the upbringing of her children and care of her loving family. She gained strength from her faith and love for her Lord and Savior and encouraged the same in her loved ones. Her church family was a major part of her social circle and she enjoyed her commitment to the efforts of her church, including fundraising and special events/activities. She enjoyed making tamales with her friends to raise funds for the church. They produced some delicious tamales for our community and built great friendships. Nora was committed to the success of her church. Throughout the years, she held different positions in her church, including Secretary, Treasure, and District Officer. Aside from the business of the church, she also enjoyed reading and singing in church. Her faith, prayers, and love carried her through her blessed life. Nora’s excellent organizational skills, patience, and friendly character led her to being a Manager for Gameson Leather Goods, a top Sales Associate for JCPenny’s, and a successful CNA for several local nursing facilities. Nora and Jess together enjoyed church and family projects, fishing, and camping in their motorhome. As a result, they built and enjoyed a long lasting marriage together. Nora was a native of Fort Collins and loved living in Colorado. Survivors include daughters Barbara Wilson (Toney) and Diane Castellanos, her nephews Sam Trujillo, Sr. (Paula) and Joe Dominguez, Jr. (Dorothy), her beloved grandchildren Melissa Wilson-Castellanos, Steven Wilson, and Toney Wilson, Jr. (Abbey). Great grandchildren include Arik, Gabriel, Jacob, and Maddox Wilson; and Anthony, Constantine, and Dezmond Wilson. Her beloved and loving sister Cora’s family includes Amy Trujillo and Lexy, Sonya (Nate) Crawford and Kianna and Ahsha; Sam (Sharee) Trujillo II, Tre, Danny, Liliana, Mia, and Sariah; and Aaron Trujillo and Shanelle. She was preceded in death by her parents Vitalia and Joseph E. Trujillo, sister Cora Trujillo, stepfather Lee Martinez, brother Joe E. Trujillo, Jr., husband Joe Castellanos, Jr., and son Eugene Castellanos. A public visitation is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 5-7 pm at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524. A private family service is scheduled on Friday at 1 pm also at Bohlender. It will be live streamed and available on the Bohlender website for those unable to attend. Due to COVID restrictions we are unfortunately not able to open the service to all the family and friends. The Burial is Friday at 2 pm at Grandview Cemetery and open to everyone. A reception and live stream of the service will be held at the Cambria Suites, 2921 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528, between 12:30-4:30 pm. It is also available on the Bohlender Funeral Chapel website (https://www.bohlenderfuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Nora-Castellanos/#!/Obituary) if unable to attend. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Larimer County Pathways Hospice Care, 970.663.3500, as they were a tremendous asset to Nora and the entire family during her illness and passing. We cannot say enough about their skill, love, and compassion for those facing life’s most important life transition.
Nora Mary Castellanos was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world after an extended illness on April 17, 2021 at age 89. Nora was born to Vitalia and Joseph E. Trujillo on April 11, 1932. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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