Margarita Contreras

May 1, 1928November 20, 2021

Our beloved aunt, Margarita Contreras, went to be with our Lord on November 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Roberto O. Contreras; her parents, Francisco and Micaela Lozano; her brothers, Jesus, Alfredo, and Roberto Lozano; her sisters, Beatriz Padilla, Anita Gonzales, Magdalena Lagunas, and Juana Dominguez; her brother-in-law, Jose T. Padilla (Pat), who was like a father to her. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Fred Padilla (Margaret), Irene Chain (Steve), Sylvia Contreras, and Alicia Stredic (Hosea); several grand-nieces and grand-nephews including Alex Stredic, Eddie Contreras (Ingrid), Eric Contreras, Nicholas Contreras; sister-in-law Betty Volpe (Joe, daughter Karen).

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Aunt Maggie was a proud graduate of Austin High School and retired from W.T. Grant’s after 27 years of service. Aunt Maggie had a passion for reading, gardening, and watching classic movies.

The family would like to extend special gratitude to the following people who helped Aunt Maggie along her journey: Fabian, Sukie, and Diana; Brenda Marusich; the loving staff of Sunridge at Cielo Vista—Paty, Norma, Omar, Georgina, Veronica, Margarita, Adrian, Elsa among others; the dedicated staff from Bienvivir including Ana Flores, Celia Mendoza, Maria Ponce, Annette Tiscareno, Tanya Aguirre (chaplain); Ana Heard and Andrea from Simpatico East. We will be eternally grateful for the compassionate care given to Aunt Maggie by the Casa Everay caregivers especially Evelyn Spencer, Rosie, Gabriela, Martita, and many others.

A mass will be held on Saturday, November 27th at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral arrangements by Funeraria del Angel Central.


  • Alicia Stredic, Niece


  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, November 27, 2021


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Michael Lagunas

November 27, 2021

In memory of my Aunt Margarita (Maggie) Contreras. May love and peace follow you for all eternity. We know you’re back together with my mother, your Sister, Magdalena (Nena) Lagunas and all your sisters and brothers. Love your Nephew Micheal Lagunas, Elisa Lagunas, Cynthia, Venessa, Paul and Carlos Lagunas.

Irma Salas

November 26, 2021

A more beautiful, earthly angel we couldn't have met. Maggie always rendered you abundant peace. She spoke sincerity with her soul-full eyes. This angel heard you with her heart. Her tasty salsa, gravy and special frijoles we remember too at gathering times. We can't forget her graceful laughter during joking times. Her great mental archives recalled little things you could not. Questions were wonder-full. Replies caring, wise and beyond today's artificial inteligencia. We embrace you and hold on to you beauty-full, heavenly, angel Maggie! (Victor & Irma Salas Family)

Diane Morales

November 25, 2021

My aunt Maggie and her husband visited her 7 siblings and their families every year in Southern California as long as their health enabled them to. As young girls, my sister and I loved to watch her unpack! She always had beautiful clothes with matching jewelry, purses, and shoes for a side trip to Las Vegas or San Francisco. Maggie was always ready to have fun and had a beautiful laugh and smile. She had the prettiest bathing cap I've ever seen - not the plain kind like everyone else. Hers had flowers and sparkles! She took great care of those she loved and will be missed by all of us.