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Neva Clarel Castor

October 30, 1935 — December 1, 2023

Denver, Colorado

Neva Clarel (Probasco) Castor, 88 years of age, died in her residence at Brookdale Senior Living in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on December 1, 2023 with her loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren having comforted her in her final days. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s, which Neva and her family fought valiantly for over 7 years.


Neva was born October 30, 1935 in Eckley , Colorado. She also lived in Boulder, Colorado in her youth. Neva married Henry John Castor on May 15, 1955 in Eckley, Colorado. They then moved to Denver where she was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked different occupations throughout the years, especially as her six children started their own families and lives, but she never relinquished her role as the family’s matriarch and beloved elder. Neva was a member of the Thornton United Presbyterian Church for 55 years until its closing in 2015, and then became a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church.


Neva is survived by her loving children Michael John Castor of Denver, Colorado; Randal Mark Castor of Denver, Colorado; Michele Jolene de Rozario of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Robin Lynette (Bruce) Burckley of Arvada, Colorado; Jeffrey Scott (Corinna) Castor of Knoxville, Tennessee; and Melissa Dawn (Doug) Avrin of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; 18 grandchildren Sunshine, Candace, Josiah, Aaron, Misty, Stephanie, Jason, Erica, Greg, David, Torey, James, Henry, Austin, Madison, Samantha, Hallie, and Allison; 27 great grandchildren; her brother Loren Probasco, sister-in-law Phyllis (Don) Schinke, brother-in-law Jim Castor, sister-in-law Virginia Castor; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and good friends.

Neva was preceded in death by her husband Henry (John) to whom she was married for 64 years; her parents Verlyn and Edna Probasco; father-in-law William John Castor and mother-in-law Lena Florinda (Hesse) Losey; sister Nedra (Probasco) Mekelburg and brother-in-law Wayne Mekelburg; brother Richard Probasco; sisters-in-law Louise Probasco and Betty Castor; brothers-in-law William (Bill) Castor, Kenneth Castor and Cliff Castor; son-in-law Carl de Rozario; and granddaughter Carissa Marquez.


Neva was a loving mother and homemaker. She and her husband John, provided well for their family. She was resourceful, prudent, patient, kind and caring, and used these qualities to guide her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved each and every member of her family unconditionally, and enjoyed spending time with all of them. She was a devoted Christian, and regularly attended church services. She and her husband John enjoyed traveling. While raising her family, she and John took their children on many camping trips and vacations in their truck and camper, trips which her children remember fondly. In retirement, Neva and John traveled extensively in their RV, enjoying many family reunions and trips all over the world in their blessed lives.


Services will be held at 11:00 am Sunday, December 17, 2023 at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado, 80229. Livestreaming of service can be found at https://bxcited.com/neva-clarel-castor/. A reception will immediately follow the services at the same location. Interment will take place at a later date as yet to be determined.


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Memorial Service

Sunday, December 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - North Metro/Thornton

9998 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229

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Reception

Sunday, December 17, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - North Metro/Thornton

9998 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229

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