Rita G. Contreras went to meet her Savior on Dec. 30, 2012. Rita was born in Shafter, Texas to Gregorio and Leandra Gomez. Rita was preceded in death by her daughter Ofelia Gallegos and by her loving husband of 63 years Julian H. Contreras. Rita was a housewife and a very dedicated Catholic attending church at Our Lady of Purification church in Doña Ana, N.M. Rita is survived by her two sons Manuel G. Contreras of California and Joe G. Contreras of Las Cruces (companion Victoria); her two daughters, Maria Lopez (Rick) and Stella Garcia of Las Cruces and the grandchild she raised Luis Contreras. She also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation for Rita will be Sunday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 6 - 7 p.m., at Getz Funeral Home where a prayer vigil will follow at 7 p.m.. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Jan. 6, 2013 at Our Lady of Purification Church in Doña Ana. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Pallbearers will be Joe G. Contreras Jr, Luis Contreras, Jessie Lopez, Adrian Lopez, Robert Vasquez and Alexandro Tavares. Services are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001. To sign the online guest book, visit www.GetzCares.com.