|Birth: ||May 26, 1899|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1998|
New Mexico, USA
Arquelina R. Contreras, 99, formerly of Santa Rita and Santa Clara, entered into rest Friday, Oct. 23, at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital in Albuquerque after a brief illness. She was born in San Isidro de las Cuevas, Chihuahua, Mexico, to the late Eugenio Rodriguez and Dolores (Elorriaga) Rodriguez.
She married the late Francisco L. Contreras on March 16, 1915, in El Paso, Texas. They came to New Mexico in 1919 from Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico,, and in May 1977,she moved to Albuquerque, where she resided with her youngest daughter, Mary Lou, for the past 21 years.
Mrs. Contreras was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Albuquerque. Funeral services will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City on Wednesday at 2 in the afternoon with the Rev. Hilcias Barrios of the First Baptist Church of Albuquerque officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City.
She is survived by three sons, Jose Contreras and his wife, Maria, of Santa Clara, Samuel Contreras and his wife, Connie, of El Paso, and Frank Contreras Jr. of Huntsville, Ala.; and five daughters, Elena Arellano of Silver City, Elvira Cuevas of Rio Rancho, Esther Martinez of Albuquerque, Alice Anaya of El Paso and Mary Lou Contreras of AlbuquerqUe. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 29 great. grandchildren, seven great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; She was preceded in death by three adult children, Daniel R. Contreras, Eva Maldonado and Dolores Arquello; three young children; a brother Abel Rodriquez and a sister Lupe R Vigil.
Francisco L. Contreras (1894 - 1964)
Memory Lane Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Janet
Record added: Mar 26, 2012
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