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Billye Castinado

Billye Jeanette Castinado (Murphy)

Thursday, July 14th, 1938 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Billye Jeanette (Murphy) Castinado, 82, of Scottsbluff, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Her memorial service will be held at 10am on Monday, August 10, 2020 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Vince Parsons and Fr. Dan Gilbert as Celebrants. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery along with a Celebration of Life at the Weborg Center. A rosary service will be held at 6pm on Sunday at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Billye’s honor be made in care of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made by viewing Billye’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Billye was born July 14, 1938 in Scottsbluff at St. Mary’s Hospital to Thomas Wilmer and Goldie (Houk) Murphy. She attended Scottsbluff High School and received her A.A. in Human Services from Nebraska Western College in 1983. Billye was the oldest of eight children.

She met her husband, Ben as a teenager in Spanish class and they eventually married in 1955 out of high school. Before Billye passed, her husband and she celebrated 65 years of marriage on June 6, 2020. Billye was an active member of St. Agnes Parish, was a member of the Alter Society and choir, and also helped established a local food pantry.

Billye was a devoted mother and wife, as well as a passionate gardener, interior designer, cook, avid reader, dancer and faithful servant of The Lord. She lived every day with love for her family, friends and her community and worked as a social worker at the Nebraska Department of Social Services for several years. In their youth, she and her husband loved to attend dances and do “the Jitterbug.” She was also a homemaker, adoring pet-owner and a neighbor to everyone she met. Her strength in God and family fueled her passion for life, and her strong marriage to her dutiful husband.

Billye is survived by her husband, Ben, her siblings Shannon Fenimore of Gering, Dan (Karen) Murphy of Mitchell; Patrick (Ann) Murphy of Nashville, TN; and Tammi (Larry) Engleman of Scottsbluff. She is also survived by her five children Benjamin (Shelly) Castinado III of Lincoln; Jennifer (William) Books of Gering; Barton Castinado (Steven Whitman) of Reno, NV; Bradley (Ron Nix) of Grain Valley, MO; and Brent (Cathy) Castinado of Omaha.

Billye is also survived by her ten grandchildren: Jessica Furrer (Nickolas Wesner) of Fort Collins, CO; Sarah (David) Green of Denver, CO; Amanda (Jerry) Gealy of Gering; Kristy (Michael) Kachaturian-Pietro; Philip (Jaclyn) Kachaturian; Brett Castinado; Brock (Meghan) Castinado, all of Omaha; Nancy Lee (Jeff Muskat) of Lincoln; Jonathan Nix and Abby (Adam) Nix-Bestgen of Grain Valley, MO. Ben and Billye’s family are blessed with several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the country.

Her parents, two brothers Thomas and Timothy, and sister Colleen preceded her in death.
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    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Agnes Catholic Church
    2314 3rd Avenue
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    Rosary Service will be held at 6pm on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff.
    Father Vince Parsons


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Posted at 01:09am
Castinado family, my deepest sympathies to all of you on the passing of 'momma C'. The kindest, always welcoming, and smiles for days is how I will remember your wife, mom, grandma. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. All my hugs (especially to you, little Yenna) Vickie (Bauer) Greeb - Peoria, AZ

Kristy Pietro

Posted at 10:44am
Billye welcomed my brother Phil and I to her family with open arms as a 3 and a 5 year old She always treated us as a part of her family when my mother married her son, Brent (Tiger). I'll always remember catching lady bugs on her deck and running around their house on many holidays. Thanks for all the memories Billye, and much love to Ben and all the rest of your family.

Anne Jaramillo

Posted at 05:33pm
Billy And I met when we both attended Nebr. Western College in the early 80s. We became fast friends and remained friends throughout our working years, she was a very sweet generous and loving person, she will be so missed, My condolences to Ben and her children and grandchildren.

Mary Kisler

Posted at 03:39pm
Hi, Benny, I don't know if you remember me, but I'm sure you remember Willie. My heart is broken for you and your family. Billye was a person I will never forget. She bubbled over with love and laughter. I feel so lucky to have had the privilege of knowing her. She was one of the first friends I had when we moved to Scottsbluff. I wish I could think of something profound to say, but I know from experience all you need to know is that I feel your pain. God bless and keep you. JoAnn Kisler

Karen Helling

Posted at 01:28pm
Billey and I were neighbors up until 2 years ago, when I moved. I used to love to see her in the yard planning for future design and plantings, pulling weeds, and just enjoying her flowers, and her vegetable gardens. She was truly an sweetheart. She and I would often talk about our children, the world, and my most favorite was talking about God, Heaven, and our thoughts of different things, we would both leave with a hug..I love you and how much we meant to each other. She was my Jesus friend for sure. I missed her when I moved..but I really miss her now. She is definitely with the Lord now, where there is no pain, sorrow, and nothing but love. I know her family will miss her for she was the rock of the family.
Prayers for the family to adjust of her absence...but the love she left behind. ❤️You Billey. You were truly a rose🌹

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