Betty “Castor” Luera

Betty “Castor” Luera 

1/22/1943 – 7/10/2020

Betty Luera was called home on July 10, 2020 after a brief illness. She was loved by not only her family but also her friends. She made such an impact on everyone she met throughout her life. 

Born in Kansas, she moved with her family to Carpinteria as a child and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1961.

Betty married Rudy Luera in 1963. They had two daughters, Tammy and Michelle. She worked at Security Pacific National Bank as the Merchant Teller for over 19 years. She also greeted everyone with a smile at our local 7-11 where she worked for 25 years. After fully retiring, she donated her time to Carpinteria HELP for 4½ years. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her great-grandchildren, crocheting beautiful blankets and tablecloths. She liked watching her Angels baseball on TV and enjoyed spending time with her longtime friends which also included high school friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Mary Guillen Castor and Richard Castor; her brothers Eddie Castor and Richard Castor Jr; and her sister Anita Castor. She is survived by her daughters Tammy Valdivia and Michelle Luera; her grandchildren Michael (Nidia) Flores, Mark (Jeanette) Valdivia, Matthew (Carla) Valdivia and Megan Valdivia; her great grandchildren Victoria, Micco, Milena, Olivia and Robert; her siblings Barbara (Ed) Martin, Cathy Castor, Joey (Cathy) Castor and Robert Castor; and her nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Betty cherished every moment in her life and lived life to the fullest. We are going to miss your love, laughter, smile and talks. Until we meet again....

In lieu of flowers please make donations to HELP of Carpinteria.

Church and graveside services are still pending. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services.

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