Carmen Contreras Obituary
Carmen C. Contreras photos Carmen C. Contreras photos

There are 74 photos in the gallery

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Carmen C. Contreras

March 7, 1920 - April 18, 2014
Obituary

Carmen Cruz Contreras joined our Heavenly Father on April 18, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on March 7, 1920 in San Luis De La Paz, Mexico. Carmen immigrated to the United States in the late 40s to Navasota, Texas. She arrived with her husband, Florentino, and their daughters Olivia and Graciela. By the time the family moved to Houston in 1956, the parents had welcomed five new children: Evangelina, Leonora, Aurora, Marcelino, and María, respectively. Carmen's family continued to grow, which eventually included Gloria, Florentino Jr., Joe, and Anna. Carmen enjoyed flowers and her birds. She was a dedicated...
Carmen Cruz Contreras joined our Heavenly Father on April 18, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on March 7, 1920 in San Luis De La Paz, Mexico.
Carmen immigrated to the United States in the late 40s to Navasota, Texas. She arrived with her husband, Florentino, and their daughters Olivia and Graciela. By the time the family moved to Houston in 1956, the parents had welcomed five new children: Evangelina, Leonora, Aurora, Marcelino, and María, respectively. Carmen's family continued to grow, which eventually included Gloria, Florentino Jr., Joe, and Anna.
Carmen enjoyed flowers and her birds. She was a dedicated member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
Carmen is preceded in death by her spouse, Florentino Mata Contreras, parents Santos and Apolinar and her first son, José Luis. She is survived by their 11 children, 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Children and spouses: Olivia C. Barron and husband Jim, Gracie C. Acosta, Evangelina Contreras, Leonora C. Carrizal and husband Raymond, Aurora Contreras, Marcelino Contreras, Marie E. Arteaga and husband Hector Barrios, Gloria C. Garza and James, Florentino Contreras, Jr., Joe Contreras and wife Amy Rios, and Anna C. Chitty and husband Robert P.; Grandchildren and Spouses: Silvia (Adam C.), Jimmy (Julie), Adam O. (Amanda), Wesley (Melissa), Raymond, Alex (Linda), James, Fabian (Imelda), Carmen (Damon), Arthur, Caroline, Idalia, Jacob (Elizabeth), Manuel (Cindy), Monica (Karim), Moises, Edward, Joe (Casey), Andrew (Anna) and Braulio (Margaret).
Great Grandchildren and Spouses: Adam Jr. (Claudia), Bianca, Julia, Jimmy, Adam Jay, Aaliyah, Jonathan, Anastasia, Alex (Felicia), Gabrielle, Christian, Desyree, Elieen, Analise, Andrew, Alexis, Julian, Shawn, Seth, Ava, Sarah, Giselle, Monica and Theresa. Great Great Grandchildren: Adam III, Alexander, Janelle, Natalie, Mia and Lawrence.
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 10500 Nold, Houston, Texas 77016. Rite of Committal will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Share your memories or express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below or click here for entry suggestions.

"Gloria, All I can say is, God was ready for her and she was ready for Him. Take comfort in knowing that she is in a place of pure peace and no more pain. I..." Janice Taylor (Forte) (Houston, TX)

Submit Guest Book Entry
This Guest Book has 8 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Houston Chronicle
Carmen C. Contreras age 94, was called home to her heavenly Father on Friday, April 18, 2014. Born in Mexico, she raised 12 children, instilling...

Read obituary at Houston Chronicle.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.