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Obituary: Antonio Contreras

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Obituary: Antonio Contreras

Posted: 26 Oct 2013 10:50PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Contreras
Antonio "Tony" Contreras April 18, 1923 – October 5, 2013 Tony joined his beloved Isabel to begin their eternal life together. He was born to Antonio Sr. and Transita Contreras in Breece, New Mexico. He was a field worker and a logger before enlisting in the United Stated Army at the age of 19. He met and married Isabel Saiz in Bernalillo, New Mexico, which turned into 64 years of living life to the fullest. Their family was blessed with eight children. The couple moved their family to Grants, New Mexico where they owned and operated three restaurants. Tony eventually became the Constable of Valencia County where he also volunteered as a firefighter. The family moved from Grants to Moab, Utah, where Tony was the Superintendent for Micro Copper Corporation before working for the Grand County School District. He eventually retired from the school district in Moab, Utah. Tony enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, listening and playing music, and working on his farm with his animals. He is survived by his children, Lena (Mike) Urquarhart; Anthony Jr. (Patti); Robert (Emily); Lupe(Tom) Domme; Walter, and Susan Merz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel, and sons, Joe (Linda) Vigil, and Dennis (Ida) Vigil. Prayer services will begin on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. The viewing will follow from 5 - 7:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO. The memorial service will be Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast. The procession will then be lead to the Veteran's National Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 9, 2013
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