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Cecilia del Castillo Lopez


Cecilia del Castillo Lopez, our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother (Eeya to many), sister, aunt, and cousin, the founder of Jack & Jill Schools Castleson High Sidera Special Child Program, passed away on August 24.  She was going to turn 91 on November 22.  Clearly, she lived a life exactly the way she wanted.  There were specific things she wanted in life and achieved them with a laser-like focus like no other.  

We laid her to rest at Sacred Heart Memorial next to her mother, brother, sister, and infant son.  She was surrounded by her beloved grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and school staff who loved her dearly.


The amount of public and private messages, and wonderful photos you all shared is evidence of her influence on so many lives.  She was proud of you all.  Her generosity especially when it came to education was unsurpassed.


Banwahanon Awardee for the Development of Education, October 19, 2007
Gawad Bagonhon Awardee for Exemplary Achievement in the Field of Education, February 18, 2016

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We are grateful to many of you who want to give flowers or do something as a gesture of appreciation.  In lieu of flowers, we will start a foundation account in her name as a scholarship for promising students from low income families.  Due to the pandemic, fundraising for scholarships is put on hold until further notice.

Our deepest thanks.

The family of Cecilia del Castillo Lopez

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