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March 18, 1929 - Aug. 2, 2012
Our beloved aunt, Lupe Sosa, passed peacefully at home on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 in Woodland at the age of 83, with her family and close friends by her side. Lupe was born March 18, 1929, in El Paso, Texas. She had been a resident of woodland for 81 years. Lupe graduated from Woodland High School with the Class of 1947. She worked at the Woodland Clinic and at Grafton Elementary School in Knights Landing. Lupe was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Lupe is survived by her nephews Joe Contreras (Colleen) and Manuel Contreras (Marj). She is also survived by great-nephews and nieces Marcie Contreras-Cole (Richard), Craig Contreras (Gladys), Erick Contreras, Jodi Hundley (Todd), Sally Miranda (Robert) , Ernie Arvizu, Jeff Contreras (Lisa), Rick Contreras (Sarah), Andy Contreras (Katie), Jennifer Contreras-Sterling; and numerous great-great nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Guadalupe Sosa; brother Albert Sosa; sister Thora Sosa Contreras; nephew John Contreras; and niece Angie Contreras Arvizu.
A vigil for Lupe has been scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, also at Holy Rosary Church, Woodland. Private entombment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, 850 West St., Woodland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Yolo County SPCA.
Published in Daily Democrat from Aug. 7 to Sept. 6, 2012