November 1, 1940 ~ June 20, 2000
Jean Mayo-Castello, 59, passed away June 20, 2000. Jean was a lifetime Southern Colorado resident, the last 40 years in Pueblo. She worked as a collector at Intermediaries, Inc. for 20 years before retiring last year due to health reasons. Her job at the collection agency enabled her to make many acquaintances throughout her career. She is survived by her husband, Rudy Castello; mother, Ellen Tice; sons, Bryan Vigna and Mark (Mary) Mayo along with step-daughter, Kathy (Pete) Gonzales, all of Pueblo. Also survived by loving brothers, Ed (Janice) Sabec of San Antonio, Texas and Steve (Violet) Tice of Colorado Springs. She was the dear grandmother of Tara Vigna, Lindsey Vigna, Jared Mayo, Kyle Mayo, Zachary Mayo, and Mark Mayo, Jr. Jean was very close to her aunts - Ruth Andreatta and Kay Springer of Walsenburg along with JoAnn (Ray) Schultz and Betty (Joe) Viola of Pueblo. Godmother of Bridgette Lauricella and special friend of Midge Montgomery and brother-in-law, Frank Bubnich. Preceded in death by her father, Steve G. Tice in 1993 and husband, Robert E. Mayo in 1994. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Anyone who was close to Jean knew that she was truly an angel sent to help out everyone in time of need. She always wanted to do whatever it took to make other people happy, and she always looked past the negative and for the silver lining in problems that her family and friends may be having. So many people depended on her because she went out of her way to take care of everyone. She was the rock hard cornerstone of her family, as everyone went to Grandma Jean when they needed something. She loved to cook and often times would cook extra for her friends and family. Despite her severe health problems the past 18 months, she would rather worry about everyone else than complain about herself. It is hard to imagine how anybody could be missed more than Jean, and her family and friends grieve tremendously for her. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2000, at St. Patrick Church, 226 Michigan, with the Reverend Father Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.