Maria Del Refugio Contreras Negrete (1921-2014)

Maria Del Refugio Contreras Negrete (1921-2014)

Maria Del Refugio Contreras was born January 12th 1921 in San Juan Palmira in the providence of Chavinda in the state of Michoacan in Mexico. Her parents were Jesus Contreras and Maria Francisca Canela.
She married Francisco Negrete on May 11, 1939.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband Francisco and her siblings Maria Elena Contreras, Ventura Contreras, Maria de Jesus Contreras, Rafael Contreras, Ruben Contreras, and Miguel Contreras.
She is survived by their her 7 children; Jose Negrete, Angelina Negrete Garibay, Enrique Negrete, Edelmira Negrete Vaca, Roselia Negrete Granados, Silvia Negrete Felix, & Estela Negrete Viveros, sister Margarita Contreras, 47 grandchildren, 133 great-grand children, and 24 great-great grand children.
She will be remembered for her many wonderful attributes but especially for the kindness and generosity she showed by always opening her home to anyone who needed it whether they were family or not and no matter where she lived. Her family will also miss her warmth, strength, and wonderful sense of humor. She will be deeply missed for all who ever knew her loved her.
Visitation will be held from 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Faith Community Church, 355 D Street, Fillmore with a rosary to follow at 7:00pm at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am, Friday, May 30, 2014 also at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Committal and Interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Maria's name located below "Recent Obituaries".
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054