Victoria Hollis
December 23, 1939  -  February 23, 2019

Victoria Hollis

Public Viewing
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E Manana
Clovis, NM  88101
Thursday, February 28, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Memorial Service
Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel
800 E. Manana Blvd
Clovis, NM  88101
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:00 PM
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Friona Cemetery
Friona
Friona, TX  79035
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In the early morning hours of February 23, 2019, just as the sun began to reach the horizon, Victoria slipped quietly away into the awaiting arms of her Lord and Redeemer Jesus. Victoria was born to Lulo and Guadalupe Castillo in Rocksprings Texas on December 23, 1939 with both of her parents preceding her in death.

Victoria was one of fourteen children, and like most kids growing up in a large family, she had plenty of playmates to occupy her time. Life in the small town of Rocksprings Texas could be one of both routine and adventure. Most of Victoria’s days were spent at home helping with chores or at school in the class room. Her time was dotted with momentary reprieves of play at arid parks, bubbling limestone quarries or sleepy avenues of this small-town Texas. Just a short drive away was the Mexican border town of Ciudad Acuna and Del Rio on the U.S. side.

She was a wanderer and her curiosity of spirit got her to Kansas where she spent a good portion of her life. Victoria’s life changed when she was able to marry the love of her life Delbert Hollis Jr. on February 07, 1981 in Palo Pinto County Texas. Her life was enriched by many friends who fell in love with her sweet and caring nature. She had a truly kind heart, a tender way about her that complimented her relationships with other that was nurturing and real. She was an artist in her own right and loved to paint dream catchers, crosses and clay figurines. Her attention to detail was what gave character to her creations and every piece was part of herself that she shared with others. Singing was a passion and her songs were praise to her Lord through hymnals and praise music. Dancing was as natural to her as strolling was to John Wayne and her fearless essence allowed her to be free with her movements. She loved to flip through large coffee table books filled with photos or paintings of birds and horses. She took time to make sure that her nails were manicured and polished to a glorious hue and her hair “done-up” and permed. She was not a narcissistic person, just the opposite, but she believed a woman felt good when her hair and nails reflect it.

Victoria spent the last fourteen years at Prairie Acres Nursing Home and Farwell Care & Rehabilitation Center. Through it all she was a woman who lived long, suffered some but loved her family and life even more. The Lord chose to not bless her with children but in exchange gave her three nieces that were like daughters. She loved and cherished Melissa Cano and Victor of Clovis, adored Anna Gomez and Alvaro of Portales and prized Christina Donovan and Don of Friona; but not to forget her amazing nephew Benito Castillo and Laura whom she enjoyed visiting with on any occasion.

Ms. Hollis had five sisters and eight brothers. She is survived by three of those sisters Maria Flores of Rocksprings TX, Ignacia Sanchez of Amarillo TX and Sarah Armijo and Gabriel of Clovis NM, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Lulo and Lupe Castillo; her husband Delbert Hollis Jr.; brothers Fermin, Benito, Valentine, Jorge, Porfirio, Matilde, Frank, and Mario; sisters Margarita Ramirez and Feliz Crutchfield.

Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm followed by her memorial service beginning at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 28th in the Steed Todd Funeral Chapel with Bro. Hector Tavera officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Friona Cemetery at a later date.

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