Karina Saldana Castro, 38, passed away April 15, 2023 in Omega, Oklahoma. She was born January 13, 1985 in San Luis Potosi S.L.P Mexico to Jose de Jesus Saldana Vargas and Ma Regina Castro Salazar. She was a loving wife to Froylan Rivera and was a mother to four wonderful children. Karina met her husband in Mexico and got together a few months later and they followed the American dream. Once arrived family helped them get to Arkansas. This is where they had their first daughter, Dafne Kelly. Later they moved to Kingfisher and later to Omega, OK. This is where they had their youngest kids, Diego and Froylan. A couple of years later they decided to unite in marriage. They got married at St Joseph Catholic Church in 2013. One of her biggest dreams was to get a beautiful home of their own and with a lot of hard work they bought it in Omega, OK where they quickly became part of a beautiful community. She worked cleaning houses and churches nearby. She was a hard-working woman. She put her best effort in everything that she did. She was an outgoing person and loved making everyone laugh. It didn’t matter if she was having a bad day, she would always have a smile on her face. She had a very contagious smile and just by entering the room she would light up that room and would make everyone and anyone feel welcomed. Karina enjoyed going to all her kid’s games, she would always be on a bench cheering them on. She was their number one fan and supporter. Karina loved listening to music, Eminem was her favorite artist and Selena. She also enjoyed listening to Don Cheto, her favorite thing to do after the show was over was to call her siblings to talk about the radio show and how funny his topics of the day was. Her favorite color is pink, and her hobbies were playing word scape with baby and scrolling through Facebook commenting on her friend’s posts leaving funny and loving comments. Even though everyone says she has 4 kids but in reality, she had 5, her youngest was her baby cat, Bolillo. Karina loved spending time with all her family and sharing a glass of Stella Rose wine. She was a true friend to many.
Karina is survived by her husband, Froylan Rivera; children, Carlos, Dafne, Diego and Froylan; Parents, Ma Regina and Jose de Jesus Saldana; 7 siblings, Rocio, Griselda, Gabriel, Rafa, Oscar, Rufino and Jose.
Mass of Christian Burial for Karina will be 11:00am, Monday, April 24, 2023 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher, OK with burial following at Kingfisher Cemetery in Kingfisher, OK.