Celia Castaneda

August 20, 1926 - November 06, 2018

Celia Castaneda

Celia Castañeda, 92, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was born on August 20, 1926, in Port Arthur, to Laura Mendez Peralez and Daniel Peralez. She graduated from Lamar University with a Master’s Degree in Education. She was a long-time educator until she retired from Port Arthur ISD.

Survivors include her husband, Anselmo Castañeda of Port Arthur; sons, Ricardo Ramos and his wife, Anna, of The Woodlands, and James R. Acosta, Jr. of Waco; daughters, Camilla Richard and her husband, Rick, of Bridge City; Claudia Acosta and her husband, Terrance Adamson, of Lake Jackson; and Clarissa Koederitz and her husband, David, of Harvey, Louisiana. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren—Rebecca Ramos, Ricardo Ramos, Jr, Roberto Ramos, Regina Bell, Claudia Crenshaw, Ramon Ramos, Rodrigo Ramos, Olivia Simmons, David McGuire, Lita McGuire, Jessica Groth, Vanessa Koederitz, Cassandra Koederitz, and David Koederitz. Survivors also include nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Jesus Peralez of Brownsville and Jose Y. Peralez of Helotes; and her sister, Gloria Mercado of Fresno, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers—Alfred Valdez, Godofredo Peralez, Samuel Peralez; and five sisters—Minnie Moura, Consuelo Abrego, Esther Montoya, Juliana Espinoza, and Maria Rabeneck.

Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Castañeda will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Getsemani Iglesia Metodista Unida, 1901 Williams Avenue, Port Arthur, where she was a long-time member.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to her beloved church in her name. Donations may be sent to Getsemani Iglesia Metodista Unida, 1035 Rosedale Drive, Port Arthur, Texas, 77642.

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Memorial Service
Getsemani Iglesia Metodista Unida
1035 Rosedale Drive, Port Arthur, Texas, 77642.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (1)

  • R.H.

    09 November 2018 at 18:26 | #

    Our sympathy. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Ecclesiastes 7:1; Psalm 90:10


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