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15 Jan 1909 - 7 Feb 2013
Age 104, died peacefully in Fontana, CA surrounded by her loving family. Paula was born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, became a US citizen and was the first born of 12 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo S. Torres and her daughter, Maria "Reyna" Reyes Contreras.
She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where she was a member of the Guadalupanas & Damas y Caballeros de La Caridad. She was very active in her church throughout her life.
She is survived by her sister, Virginia B. Gonzales of San Bernardino; son-in-law, Benjamin O. Contreras; grandsons, Eric & Bryan Contreras of San Bernardino; granddaughters, Sadie (Manny) Mota of Fontana, Lila (Don) Orrantia of Mililani Hawaii & Leticia "Letty" Garcia of San Bernardino; 12 great grandchildren & 8 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation on Wed. February 13, 2013 from 5-7PM, Rosary at 7PM at Mark B. Shaw, 1525 N. Waterman Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92404. Mass will take place on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:00PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1430 W. 5th St, San Bernardino, CA 92411; burial to follow at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, 211 E. 9th St, San Bdno, CA.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Feb. 13, 2013