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Benediza “Vita” Castillo O'Reilly, 1959–2020

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    Benediza “Vita” Castillo Oreilly, 1959–2020

Benediza “Vita” Castillo O'Reilly, 61, of Dayton passed away on Aug. 15, at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown. She was born on April 1, 1959 in Silver City, New Mexico, to parents John Paul Castillo and Julia Placencio.

Vita was a forensic technician and Crime Stopper coordinator for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Vita was a vivacious woman who lived life to the fullest. She was passionate, strong-willed and courageous. She was dedicated to making her community a better place. Vita was strong in her faith and a long standing member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dayton. She had a creative spirit and was a fantastic artist. She loved to paint and decorate. She had a big heart and a smile that would light up the room. Vita loved to laugh. She was adventurous and traveled the world with her late husband Doug. Vita will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Vita was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband and love of her life, Doug O'Reilly. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her only child, daughter, Heather Michael Mullins; two grandsons, Evan and Trent Mullins; brothers, Eric Castillo, Johnny Castillo and Manuel Castillo; and numerous other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Street, Liberty, Texas 77575. A memorial service and celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m.

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