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Janice Fogle Castro

Janice Fogle Castro
  • November 30, 1958 - November 30, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Janice Fogle Castro passed away peacefully on November 29th 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas after a prolonged battle with diabetes. Janice was born on April 30th, 1958 in Denison, Texas to Jerry Bob Fogle and Kathleen Ann Fogle. At eight, Janice moved with her family to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she attending St. Patricks Elementary School and Incarnate Word Middle School.

Her family then relocated to Flour Bluff and Janice graduated from Flour Bluff High School while spending much of her teenage years on or near the sea. She had a passion for fishing, beginning at a young age on Lake Texoma and continuing when she moved to Corpus, often fishing on the InterCoastal Canal, Corpus Christi Bay or Padre Island.

Her other gift was that of designing wonderful floral arrangements. Shortly after high school Janice started creating and selling her own flower bouquets in a small shop near the Naval Air Station in Flour Bluff. She then moved on to work for the Blossom Shop for many years and completed her career working at Flowers By Dora. Her flower arrangements were some of the most beautiful in the local industry and she especially enjoyed the Christmas season, where she sometimes decorated the interiors and the Christmas trees within the large estates along Ocean Drive.

From her late teens, Janice' suffered with diabetes, a disease that ravaged her body for decades and eventually took her life. However, she was an amazingly strong woman and fought a tough battle, often discussing how she was constantly cheating death, and always with a beautiful smile and the incredible gift of laughter.

Janice is preceded in death by her beloved father and mother, Jerry and Kay Fogle and her nephew, Ray Clayton Griffin. She is survived by her husband Victor Castro and their son Anthony James Castro, both of Corpus Christi, Texas; her sister Debbie Fogle Griffin and her husband Randy Griffin of Las Vegas, Nevada; her brother Mark Bradley Fogle and his wife Rhonda Fogle of Singapore and San Antonio, Texas; and her nieces and nephews, Jade Catherine Fogle, Greer Caroline Fogle, Tucker Bowman Fogle and Keil Bradley Fogle all of Singapore and San Antonio, Texas and Melissa Douglas Cochran of Amarillo, Texas.

Family and friends will celebrate the wonderful and beautiful life of Janice with a Memorial Service from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 with a reading of the Rosary beginning at 4:30 p.m. by Deacon Larry Rodriquez at Reid Chapel located at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas and followed by an Inurnment at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association in the name of Janice Fogle Castro. Please go to: www.diabetes.org/donate