Margaret Estelle Miller Castay, 71, a native of New Orleans, passed away suddenly of natural causes at her home on Thursday, October 24.
Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard, of whom she was a devoted caretaker, from December of 2007 until his death in November of 2012. They had been married 51 years.
Margaret is the mother of Howard Castay, the owner of KBZE 1059FM in Morgan City, and KFRA 1390AM in Franklin.
She is also survived by Darlene Castay (Howard’s wife), and Allison Margaret Castay, (Howard’s sister).
Margaret was also the proud grandmother of Jason and John Arceneaux and Chastity Arceneaux. She adored her five great-grandchildren, Samantha and Madison DeHart, and Ty, Braeden and Anna Arceneaux.
Margaret is also survived by a special friend, Pam Heffner, of Franklin.
Margaret retired from Whitney Bank, treasuring more than 20 years. She worked a majority of that time as executive assistant for King Milling, president, and William Marks, chief executive officer.
She attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College and the American Banking Institute.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Ourso Funeral Home, 13533 Airline Hwy. in Gonzales, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a second visitation on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 37303 Hwy. 22 in Darrow, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow, with interment inside Oak Lane Memorial Park, 15304 Hwy. 73 in Prairieville.
To offer condolences to the family, please visit, or call 985-312-2154. Flowers of appreciation are welcome, also donations in memory of Margaret to Christ the King School (call Neva Frazier at 504-361-1500).

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