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Hortencia Contreras

September 16, 1937 — January 21, 2015

ELOY - Hortencia R. "Tencha" Contreras, 77, of Eloy died on Jan. 21, 2015, at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 7. Funeral Mass will be celebrated there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Alonzo Garcia. Burial will be in Eloy Memorial Park.

Mrs. Contreras was born on Sept. 16, 1937, in Durango, Mexico. She was a farmworker and loved life, smiling and happy even on her darkest days. She was proud of becoming a U.S. citizen and loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and birds. She enjoyed going to Mexico and would help anyone who needed it.

Survivors include her husband, Juan S.; two daughters, Maria D. Valenzuela of Eloy and Hortencia Reyes of Queen Creek; two sons, Carmelo Sanchez and Juan Contreras of Eloy; two brothers, Jesus and Domitilo Rojas of Eloy; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ignacio Rojas.

J. Warren Funeral Services, Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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