Gloria Castro Tellez of Solomon quietly passed away in the late afternoon on Friday, March 12, 2021, with her loving husband Efren, son Robert, and grandchild Kingsten by her side. She was born on June 4, 1945, in Safford, AZ to Simon Q. Castro & Macedonia Orante Castro and siblings Paul, Ignacio "Nacho", Pete, Louisa, Lydia, Gregory "LoLo", Virginia "Chynia", twins Ysidro "Chilo" and Jose "Che", Mary, Celia "Sally", and Simon "Bitty" Castro.
On February 18, 1966, Gloria married her true love, Efren Rios Tellez in Solomon, AZ and they were blessed with four boys; Efren Jr., Richard, Nicholas, and Robert. Gloria was a bus driver and teachers aide who truly loved her "kids" and they loved her as well.
She was an excellent cook and enjoyed her time at home with her boys. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting as a hobby. She was fun-loving with a coy sense of humor.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Simon & Macedonia Castro, her brother Ignacio "Nacho" Castro, her son Efren Tellez, Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband Efren Sr., her sons Richard Tellez, Nicholas (Arbon) Nordgran-Tellez, and Robert Tellez. She is also survived by her siblings Paul Castro, Pete Castro, Louisa Ochoa, Lydia Gonzales, Gregory "LoLo" Castro, Virginia "Chynia" Castro, twins Ysidro "Chilo" and Jose "Che" Castro, Celia "Sally" Aranda, and Simon "Bitty" Castro, and her grandchildren Efren III, Haven, Riley, Maxwell, Abigail, Benjamin, and Sophia Tellez, and Kingsten Joice-Tellez, and her great-grandchildren Asher James Tellez, and Crue Wiley Tellez.
A viewing will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel. The recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church with the Mass of Christian Burial starting at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery following services.