Armani Julio Castro Aka (Bubby) went to heaven to be our angel on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in Elmore County, Idaho, at the young age of 12.
Armani Julio Castro was born on May 11, 2005, to Theresa Horsewood and Julio Castro in Boise. He attended Liberty Elementary. He then moved to St. George, Utah, for a short period of time, where he attended Coral Canyon Elementary. His family relocated back to Boise, where he attended Monroe Elementary. There he met a very close friend, Asa, whom he called his brother. They made a lot of great memories together. Armani loved everyone; he was never quick to judge. Anytime there were kids around, he easily made friends because of his outgoing personality, and he always included everyone. Armani and his family recently relocated to Caldwell, Idaho, where he attended Syringa Middle School (2017). He already started making new friends on his journey as a 7th grader.
Armani had an amazing talent and passion for singing and dancing. One of his favorite subjects in school was choir. Armani was very artistic and creative. He loved inventing and building things and even made his own comic books. Another thing Armani was into was Boy Scouts. He was very interested in survival skills. He had mastered knot tying, fire building, and how to fold his country’s flag, something he was most proud of. Armani loved the outdoors. He loved fishing, camping, and anything that had to do with being outside. As far as sports go, Armani was into soccer and took an interest in parkour. Armani was an intelligent young man. Anything he set his mind to, he accomplished. Armani also had an extreme love for video games and got better at it every single day. He understood the importance of practice and was a master at the video game Minecraft.
Armani was a lover, not a fighter. He made everyone laugh and loved to make people smile. He was extremely affectionate. If anyone ever needed a hug or a kiss on the cheek (or even when they didn’t), he was always there to show love. Armani had many passions, but there was one that trumped them all. Armani wanted to be a Marine, a sergeant, a hero. He had already talked to a recruiter and prepared himself with books and movies and attended boy scouts regularly. He was just waiting the day when he was old enough to serve his country that he loved so much. He wanted to save lives; he wanted to be a hero.
Armani had a sweet and genuine soul. He made an impact on anyone he met, and he met a lot of people. He wasn’t shy, he didn’t care what people thought of him, and he marched to the beat of his own drum. Armani had a sense of humor beyond his years that his family will miss tremendously. Armani loved all his family, and he loved his mother and father more than anything. Being the baby and the only son, he was quite the mama’s boy. He grew up with his mother and two older sisters, who instilled in him a soft and understanding heart. He always tried to take care of them and be the man of the house.
Armani had a close knit family who loved him. He will never be forgotten. In his short time here on earth, he had already taught us so much, that will live on for an eternity. Armani Julio Castro is survived by his mom Theresa Horsewood, his dad Julio Castro Jr., his grandparents Shirley Horsewood, Marco Horsewood, Julio Castro, Julia Castro, and two sisters Natalya Atkins, Mayte Castro, and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and a niece.
“Heaven needed a hero to watch over us, R.I.P. Until we meet again Bubby.”
The family would like to thank Relyea Funeral Chapel as well as everyone, friends and family included, that helped make the GoFundMe page and shared it, and also the Gene and Armani firefighter’s fund, and anyone who showed support, love, and helped to make Armani’s celebration of life memorable and beautiful.