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Dolores Contreras

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Dolores Ann Contreras
Dolores passed away on January 11, 2014 in San Pedro. She was born April 15, 1943 in Hartford Arkansas. She moved to San Pedro in 1955 at the age of 12. Dolores graduated from San Pedro High in 1961. She is survived by her beloved family; children Caprice and Richard Contreras; grandchildren Erik, Kyle, and Ryan; cousin John Quick; niece Lisa Patterson; and lifelong friend Angie Erceg; The family cannot thank enough her caregivers Dixie Freeze and Teri Perez who showed amazing compassion and concern for Dolores.
Dolores was many things in life. She was a beautician and once owned the Beauty Manor on 9th street. She was an accountant for Pepsi Cola in Torrance, and finally she retired from Pepsi while working for their bottling group in Buena Park. But her passion was her family. She was a devoted daughter and sister, a loving and selfless mother and grandmother, and a dear and loyal friend. There was nothing she wouldn't do for her family and friends. She touched many lives along her journey and they knew a person with strength to overcome life's adversity yet always remain genuine, humble, and caring. Dolores was a special person and she will be greatly missed.Services will be held in San Pedro on Friday January 17th at McNerney's Mortuary with visitation starting at 4pm followed by a memorial service at 6pm. Dolores will then be laid to rest in Hartford next to her loving parents. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the at alz.org. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at mcnerneysmortuary.com or daily breeze.com

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Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 15, 2014
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