Mary Catherine Contival
December 2, 1931 March 10, 2014
Resident of Morgan Hill
Mary Catherine Contival, 82, of Morgan Hill, CA, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family early in the morning on March 8, 2014. Mary was born on December 2, 1931, Manteca, CA. She is predeceased by her parents William and Mabel (Johnson) Boggs.
Mary and her husband Gordon, ran The Contival Ranch in Morgan Hill. A 1950 Live Oak High graduate she also attended Hartnell College in Salinas. She worked at the The Jolly Inn, Morgan Hill Drug and Gilroy Foods.
She is survived by her husband Gordon Contival Sr. and her children, Linda Lego; Peggy (Danny) Hebert; Rosemary Feldman; Laura (Sam) Rockwell; Gordon Contival Jr.; Sandy (Craig) Brisendine; and Richard (Sheryl) Contival, seventeen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her siblings Bernice Berchem; Benton McRay; and Michael McRay.
Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all!
A celebration of life will be held at Johnson Funeral Home, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:00 A.M. Friends and family are invited to attend a reception at the Morgan Hill Grange Hall following the service.
Her internment will be at the Burney Cemetary, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.
Remembrances in Mary's honor may be sent to:
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch - Girlstown, USA & Family Resource Centers. P.O. Box 1890 Amarillo, TX 79174;
, 550Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA 93940; Disabled Vetran's Life Memorial Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 66395, Washington DC 20035