Conception Camarillo


Conception Camarillo (Chon “CC”) passed from this life into eternal life on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the age of 75. Chon was born Dec. 8, 1944 in Gonzales, Texas. He attended Gonzales High School where he graduated in 1964 and married the love of his life, Concepcion (Connie) Rodriguez on Jan. 6, 1968. They had two children Anna Ruddock and Gabriel Camarillo.

He worked as a commercial truck driver for 52 years for various commercial transportation companies. Chon, “CC” was a lifetime Gonzales resident with numerous family ties and multiple hobbies that included playing softball, shooting billiards, playing dominoes, drinking coffee with his buddies, chancing his luck on slots and scratch off tickets, yard work and carpentry, mechanical work, and anything that would keep him entertained outside of the house. 

Chon, “CC” will be fondly remembered by friends and family for his humor, nicknaming nieces/nephews, grandchildren and other family members, sitting under his favorite tree watching the cars go by and waving at any and everybody, dressing up for Halloween using any props in sight, making up his own slang sayings, and for his famous cooking. 

His family knew him as a devoted Catholic and a loving, caring, compassionate family man who adored not only his immediate family, but everyone that was around. He also greeted everyone with a big smile and made everyone feel welcomed. 

He was a proud grandfather of Gabrielle Camarillo, Ceara Swanson, Krislynn Ruddock, Brittany Camarillo, Gabriel “Angel” Camarillo, Isabel Martinez and Christian Camarillo. Also a great-grandfather to Michael Castillo Jr., MaCaiden Castillo, Natalie Segura, Elleyna Hawes, Bryceton Hawes and Avery Rickman.

Beloved brother of Rudy Camarillo and wife Rita, Lorenzo Camarillo Sr. and wife Patsy, Ruben Camarillo and wife Sonia, Lela Cantu and late husband Adam, Minnie Longoria and husband Fidel, Ani Gaytan and husband Alex, Chica Carrizales and husband Joe. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Susana Camarillo, and two brothers Jesse and David Camarillo. 

Due to the current restrictions, the family will have a private service at Seydler Hill Funeral Home on Monday April 27, 2020 with Father Paul Raaz officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gabriel Camarillo, Gabriel Angel Camarillo, Christian Camarillo, Gabrielle Camarillo, Brittany Camarillo, Chad Ruddock, Anna Ruddock and Krislynn Ruddock. Honorary Pallbearers: Rudy Camarillo, Lorenzo Camarillo Sr., Ruben Camarillo, Alex Gaytan, Robert Rodriguez Sr., Thomas Gomez, Roger Reyna and Eric Camarillo. 

Plans for a Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date. Friends may leave their condolences by visiting Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.