Carolina (Contreras) DeHond
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DeHond, Carolina (Contreras)

Penfield: Friday September 12, 2014, at age 35. Carolina was a loving, caring and inspiring wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend. As the "Carolina" in Carolina's Fight for Life, she fought a rare and deadly cancer for over 6 years helping researchers gain new insights into this merciless disease. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm, courage, faith, love and beaming smile among many other wonderful qualities.

Survived by her husband, Craig; daughters, Victoria and Mikayla Sabel; step-children, Eric, Stephanie, and Noah; grandmothers, Ernestina Zagal and Marta Contreras; grandfather, Carlos Contreras; parents, Juan and Maria Contreras; sisters, Daniela (Amie) Contreras and Marianela Contreras; brothers, Benjamin (Joan) Contreras and Patricio (Priscilla) Contreras; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Elizabeth DeHond; brothers-in-law, Pieter (Lucy Olsen) DeHond and Paul DeHond; sister-in-law, Jennifer DeHond; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

Carolina was a graduate of Webster Christian High School. Carolina's life will be celebrated in a going home ceremony for her on Friday September 26th 2014 at First Bible Baptist Church located at 990 Manitou Rd, Hilton NY 14468. Doors will open at 5:30pm with the ceremony beginning at 7:00pm.

Donations in Carolina's memory may be made to your family, friends and neighbors by loving them, helping them and giving them a beaming Carolina Smile!




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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Sep. 17, 2014.
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September 11, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.❤
Suehaine Velez
September 11, 2019
Carolina no matter what day ,time or year it is you are missed tremendously. We miss that beautiful smile, your warm heart and your giving spirit. The pain that we all feel is that pain of not having you here with us anymore. But I'm so happy that you are no longer suffering in pain anymore, you are a beautiful Angel of God & he has you pain free. Carolina was a beautiful soul who always had a beautiful smile & a positive attitude in all that she did for her family & friends. The world has lost one of the best since the death of Carolina. She taught us much & she taught us well. Our Prayers go to her family. May God comfort you all in this time. Until we meet again sweet , beautiful Angel R.I.P ❣
Suehaine Velez
September 11, 2019
Our loss is heaven's gain! As much as we know she loved her life and family, it is a certainty that she would not want to leave the loving arms of Jesus to return to this world. Her greatest desire now and while still on earth would be for all her fiends and family to find the joy of salvation in accepting Jesus Christ as their savior and spend eternity with her in heaven ! John 3:16
Linda Koenig
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September 30, 2014
We love you Carolina! We will miss your beautiful smile warm heart and giving spirit! So thankful you are no longer in pain but the pain we feel not having you here on earth will always be here with us. Until we meet again RIP sweet Angel <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Katie, Matt Holly and Logan
September 23, 2014
Carolina was a beautiful soul. I will always remember her smile and positive attitude in everything that she did. We played sports together in high school. She was always a fierce competitor and ensured that her team was uplifted on and off the field & court. Even in the years following high school, whenever I ran into her, she maintained a truly joyful spirit. She was a fighter, a believer and a joy to all that she came in contact with. She will always be loved and definitely be missed. We look forward to the day we can see her in heaven. Our prayers go to the family. May the Lord comfort you in this time.
September 22, 2014
The world lost one of the best with the death of Carolina. She taught us much, and she taught us well.
Anton Family
September 21, 2014
Every time I ever spoke with you regardless of pain or setback, your optimism and joyful smile were irrepressible and in fact contagious. Everybody who ever had the good fortune to meet you will continue the good fight in your memory. Blessed be.
Daniel
September 19, 2014
I am so thankful to God for putting Carolina in this world as an example of how to spread love and kindness. Her life was beautiful!
Cindy Goodwill
September 18, 2014
JoAnn Granata
September 18, 2014
Thoughts and prayers for your Family during your time of loss and healing. God Bless You All.
Rose Mary K Kinslow
September 18, 2014
God Bless Carolina and Family. Just a friend from the Market. John Donlon Ret. R.P.D.
September 18, 2014
To Carolina's family and friends I send my greatest sympathies. To Carolina my sister in Christ I say welcome home and take your rest. You shared your salvation experience with me so I can say with confidence I know that you are resting in the arms of Jesus. Praise the Lord! Thank you for your Godly walk and testimony.
II Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Linda Koenig
September 17, 2014
God's gained anther angel.. I know you are resting peacefully by his side.. RIP Carolina
Cathie & Sue Timian
September 17, 2014
Por favor permitame expresar mi mas profundo pesame por el fallecimiento de su querida hija a usted y el resto de su familia en este dia. Estoy muy entristecida, me gustaria poder consolarte, personalmente, no obstante, sabe que su hija era una mujer, esposa,y madre de dos hijas hermosas muy especial y siempre sera recordada. Cuando una persona especial en nuestra vida muere, nos sentimos a menudo querer parar. Sin embargo, es imperativo que empecemos a vivir de nuevo, y sonreir mientras la vida sigue, no importa lo doloroso que una muerte de una hija puede parecer, sobre todo a los padres. Por lo tanto, mantenerse fuerte y resistente.Nunca me olvidare de su hija, su sonrisa, y la forma en que hace felices a todos. Voy a rezar por el eterno descanso de su alma.Y yo rogare al Todopoderoso para que usted y su hermosa familia el valor, la fuerza para superar la situacion de la partida de su hermosa hija Carolina Contreras DeHond.Ella siempre sera una parte de nuestros pensamientos y apreciada en nuestro corazon . Que su alma descanse en paz . Que Dios le de muchas bendiciones a la familia de Juan Contreras / DeHond, te queremos mucho de todo — with Benjamin Contreras and 4 others.
Sue Velez
September 17, 2014
I will never forget you or your 1000 watt smile, even during tough times. Such grace. You will be missed greatly.
Heather Verbree
September 17, 2014
Carolina, you will be missed. May you rest in peace. My prayers for your husband, children and family.
Brenna Pappert
September 17, 2014
Dear Daniela and family,\

I did not know your sister,but I know how loving and beautiful you are! Your precious memories will hold you in God's hands and you will feel her presence in your heart always. My deepest sympathies to you honey!!! You are loved by so many as was your beloved sister!
September 17, 2014
Carolina with sisters-in-law; Priscilla and Joan Contreras
We will always remember you as the "family secretary", "family glue" and more...we will also remember your famous watermelon to every event during the summer, your organic meals, your famous handwriting on the postcards....I can go on and on!! You were a tremendous woman and I am blessed to be able to call you sister-in-law. Te amo con el alma Caro
Joan
September 17, 2014
Thomas Neely
September 17, 2014
Carolina,you will be missed by ANYONE who met you and mourned by All who love you. And heaven rejoiced at your entrance!!!! You continue to be an inspiration to me and All who know you!!!! Rest well my friend; for your burden is now easy and your yoke is now light!!! Rest now in the Eternal and Mighty arms of Our Saviour until we are all are rejoined in His magnificence and glory!!!!!
Thomas Neely
September 17, 2014
MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS AND KEEP CAROLINA
TRULY HEROIC ALL THE WAY
GOD BLESS CRAIG,THE GIRLS AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
LEE FIACCO
September 17, 2014
MAY YOU R.I.P YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE WITH NO PAIN MAY GOD HELP THE FAMILY AND YOUR GIRLS DEAL WITH THE LOSS
lucila Morales
September 17, 2014
I worked with Carolina as a Standardized Patient. I never saw her without that smile on her face!!!!! She will be missed by so many. My condolences to all of her family.
Colleen Wolfe
September 17, 2014
May the Lord greatly comfort them in their hour of sorrow and grief.
Millie Rivera
September 17, 2014
Carolina was in my teen group along with her siblings while I taught at Victory Baptist in Henrietta. I was so pleased to see what a beautiful godly woman she became just as her siblings. She was an Ambassador for Christ & a courageous warrior of cancer. No matter what life threw her way she remained true to the Lord & kept on smiling. It was a privilege to be her teacher however she was the teacher in this life to me& many others. Your families are in my prayers. In Christ, Lisa Laurro
Lisa Laurro
September 17, 2014
You taught everyone about love, courage and strength. Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many. Your light will forever shine.
Cindy Zuniga
September 17, 2014
I will miss her, she dedication, vitality and determination was such an inspiration to all of us. May God soon help your family find joy in all the beautiful memories that you.
September 17, 2014
Contagious laughter!
Your zest for life will never be forgotten.
Tina Ebmeyer
September 16, 2014
Though we never met, we connected. I too had cancer at a very young age, only I beat it, 20 years ago. I knew your concerns and fears for your daughters, they too were once mine. We shared faith in our Lord and Savior. His plan for you was not the same as mine and I won't know why until I meet with Him on my homecoming. But for now I will cherish the small exchanges we had on facebook and the letter you wrote me. I pray your daughters know just how great of a woman you were and how you touched so many lives. You did your duty to God by sharing your faith here in this temporary place we call earth and you gave Him all of the glory. Well done, God's faithful servant. Now you shall have eternal life with Him. Until we meet again Carolina.
Sarah Pluta
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