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Information for Tomas Contreras
22 December, 1921 Ė 27 October, 1983
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Idaho Press Tribune
October 1983

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Tomas Contreras

      Rosary for Tomas B. Contreras, 61, of 419 16th Ave. N., Nampa, who died Thursday, Oct. 27, at a Boise hospital, will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
      Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paulís Catholic Church by the Rev. Merle J, Fisher, S.M.
      Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military rites by members of the Col. Stotsenberg Post No. 3465, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Nampa.
      He was born Dec. 22, 1921, at Hondo, Texas, a son of Santana and Dolores Balderas Contreras.  He moved with his family to
San Antonio, Texas, where he was reared and educated.
      He married Simona Vega March 15, 1942, at San Antonio.  He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  The family moved to Nampa in 1963 where he was an employee of Northrup-King Seed Company for 10 years retiring in 1973 due to poor health.
      He was a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church.
      He is survived by his wife of Nampa; four sons, Tomas Jr., Samuel, Jesus and Victor Contreras, all of Nampa; nine daughters, Linda Ortiz, Uvalde, Texas, Celia Contreras, Oralia Cerda, Irene Duque, Elvira Contreras, and Delia Madrigal, all of Nampa, Aurora Loredo, Lexington, Mo., and Angelia Congreras and Doradelia Rodriguez, both of Nampa; his father, Santana Contreras, Nampa; his mother, Dolores Contreras, San Antonio, Texas; seven brothers; four sisters; 32 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

      Two brothers and one son-in-law preceded him in death

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